Dr Safiqul Islam

Dr Safiqul Islam

Dr Safiqul Islam

Director-Education, BRAC, Bangladesh

Dr Safiqul Islam is the director of BRAC’s Education Programme. He received his PhD in Economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1985. Prior to joining BRAC in1987, Dr Islam was a research associate at the Center for Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific (CIRDAP), a multi-government research organisation. At BRAC, he held different positions, including Senior Research Economist at the Research and Evaluation Division, and Programme Coordinator at the Monitoring Department till 1995.

Meanwhile, he also worked for UNICEF in Pakistan during 1997-98 as a consultant to the Government of North-West Frontier Province on different aspects of non-formal education. He was seconded to SIDA to work for the Directorate of Non-Formal Education of the Government of Bangladesh during 2001-02. He was the head of Post-Primary Basic and Continuing Education (PACE) and BEP at BRAC before being appointed to his current position.