About Zakia Begum

Zakia Begum


More than 35 years experiences of work with multidisciplinary, national and international organizations like PROMOTE, ESTEEM, South Asia Partnership-Bangladesh, COMMUNICA, Global 2000. Expertise in training need assessment, manual development, study design and study conduction, strategic planning, Social Development, Training Facilitation regarding different cross cutting issues Like as, Training of Trainers (TOT), Health and Nutrition ,Water and Sanitation, Disaster Management, Gender and women’s development, Human Rights Child Rights, SRHR, Leadership development, Advocacy and communication, Social mobilization, Entrepreneurship Development ,Supervision and monitoring etc.

Work experience in secondary and primary education, population and development, Behavioral change communication, rights approach.


35+ Years

Project Covered

500+ Projects





Thirty five years working experience with both Government and Non-government organizations in the field of Education, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, Health and Nutrition , Health and Population, HIV and AIDS, Mother and Child Health Care (MCH), Gender and Development, Violence Against Women issues, Child Rights, Human Rights, , WATSAN, SRHR, Communication, Advocacy Disaster & Emergency Response.
A highly effective project manager with a wide range of technical expertise, facilitation and consultancy skills.
Excellent training and facilitation skills on various development issues including Participatory Learning and Action (PRA/PLA), Steeping Stones.
Experience in Training Facilitation, Training Needs Assessment (TNA), development of training plan, Develop Modules, Manuals, and Curriculum etc. and Conduct training Followup and Evaluation.
Have experience in conducting Appraisal, Review, Evaluation and Impact assessment of development project and program. In depth understanding of how international agencies such as the OXFAM , Save The Children, UN agency (UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO ICDDRB) work and interface with Government, development partners and both national and international charities (nongovernment organizations).

Experience with Local Government Institutions:
Developed broad expertise on Institutional Capacity Building, which comprises designing and facilitation of different participatory tools for Community Action Planning (CAP) to improve sanitation and hygiene situation in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh intensively working with Union Parishad (LGI-rural) and Municipality (Urban) under DANIDA, UNDP, UNICEF. Developed and supervised more than 20 types of training modules on different aspects of institutional capacity building

Training Consultant

From Oct, 2011 to June, 2013 | Appreciative Consulting Services International Ltd.


From July 4, 2011 Sep 2011 | PRESEP Project, Ashar Alo Society

Sr. Training Specialist

From July2009 to July3 2011 | Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)

Consultant (Training)

: From April;2009 to June’ 2009 | Char Livelihood Program (CLP, A DFID Project )

Consultant (Training)

: From Nov’ 2006 to March’ 2009 |Environment Agriculture And Development Ltd. (EADS)

Consultant (Training)

: From July 2006 to Sep 2006 |Program Management & Training Consultant (PMTC)

Consultant (Training)

:From: Jan 2006 to June 2006 |SETO BONDON

Advocacy Consultant

From : Feb 2005 – Dec 2005|PROMOT(A DFID,ADB Funded PROJECT)

Training Resource Person

From: 2000 – 2004|ESTEEM (A DFID PROJECT)

Training Officer

From: 1998 – 1999| South Asia Partnership-Bangladesh

Senior Trainer

From: 1991 – 1997 |COMMUNICA

Project Chief


Field Supervisor

From: August 1987 – July 1988|BFRP

Field Supervisor

From: January 1981 – December 1986|FPSTC Funded organization



1987 | Bangla

University of Dhaka


1980 |

University of Chittagong


| International

Basic Course on “Quest” Approach- Health Link World Wide UK, SARPV-Bangladesh
“Participatory Training for Trainers” PRIA, New Delhi, India.
“Workshop on Gender Development” SAP, Canada, SAP Bangladesh


| In Country

“TOT on Disability and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)” Concern Universal Bangladesh
“TOT on Microfinance Management and Operation.”
“Training on PRA”, Action Aid, Bangladesh
Training on “Research Methodology” (Interview /FGD/Observation/ Data
“TOT” on Education”, GTZ.
Advocacy and Gender issues in Education -PROMOTE
TOT on “Uses technique of different type of PAR tools”
“Training Of Trainers (TOT) On Health, Nutrition and Family Planning”. COMMUNICA
“Train The Trainers Course On Child Rights” Organized by UNICEF, RADDA BARNEN & COMMUNICA.
“Visualization in Participatory Program “Training of Facilitators (VIPP TOF), COMMUNICA
Training on “Health and Family Planning Counseling Techniques”, COMMUNICA
Training on “Development Communication” COMMUNNICA.
Training on “Development and Popular Theater” Organized by IVDC and IVS.
Training on “Management and Development“, Conducted by ASA.
“Orientation Training on Participatory Research Methods”. COMMUNICA.
Compilation and reporting (Processing and Reporting) COMMUNICA.