Nasima Akhter

Country and Regional Directors


Deputy Director, Bangladesh


Since 1995, Nasima Akhter has devoted her services to the overall management, implementation and strategic planning of The Hunger Project-Bangladesh. She pioneered The Hunger Project’s National Girl Child Advocacy Forum—which connects 172 national and international organizations to discuss a wide range of issues affecting young girls in Bangladesh. In 2006, she helped establish the Enlightened Women’s Network, an organization that brings together women from different regions and empowers them at the grassroots level.

Prior to joining the organization, Nasima worked as an Assistant Director of Women’s Empowerment and Finance with TMSS, one of Bangladesh’s largest nonprofits focused on alleviating poverty and advocating women empowerment. There she rendered her services in the overall strategic management and key decision-making of the organization.

Nasima is involved with various national policy-making bodies like Platform for Action and the Ministry of Children and Women Affairs, which draw attention to the root causes of gender inequality and women’s subordination. She is also involved with the global campaign Girls Not Brides. Her articles on women and children issues have been published in national newspapers and international journals

Nasima attained a master’s degree in accounting and a post-graduate diploma in human resource management.

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