OUR TEAM

 

Zakia Haque
Managing Director

 

Zakia Haque works on social inclusion, child rights in the country and regional context both from her position as Managing Director at Creative Pathways and from her previous positions as Private Sector Consultant at Oxfam in Cambodia. Zakia leads and manages CCR CSR’s business and services across the country, and works in close cooperation with CCR CSR team in Hong Kong and China and corporates, partners and clients in Dhaka. She also was lead facilitator for much training on CSR, private sector resilience and child rights. She also worked for Oxfam in Bangladesh, VSO Bangladesh, Sightsavers, Handicap International in various positions during her 17-year career focusing on gender, community based rehabilitation, disability and climate change issues. As individual consultant she has worked with Save the Children, BBC Media in Action, IFC, Sudokkho, IPA, ILO Better work in Bangladesh.

Rifat Shahpar Khan
Director

 

Rifat has over 22 years of experience in development work in the fields of social inclusion & disability, child protection and rights based work, enterprises development for persons with disabilities, public health, gender, eye health care, health system strengthening, primary education, disaster risk-reduction and management, and urban refugees etc. Rifat is an experienced facilitator. Before becoming a founding member of Creative Pathways, CCR CSR's local implementing partner in Bangladesh, Rifat provided consultancy support to conduct program/project evaluation, end-line, baseline, and research to different international and government organizations in Bangladesh. Rifat supports CCR CSR's assessment and projects on child labour prevention and remediation in Bangladesh. With CCR CSR she is periodically involved in child labour assessment and remediation, training on child labor prevention, remediation and on how companies can support and implement the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.

 

Sanjida Islam
Program Coordinator

 

Sandjida works at Creative Pathways, CCR CSR's local partner in Bangladesh. She manages all translations; coordinates with the research team for survey, data collection and FGDs; works as rapporteur for training on child labour prevention and remediation. She also supports administrative tasks at Creative Pathways. Before joining the team, she worked at Oxfam with the HR team and advocacy team for event management support and HR documentation. She has completed her Masters of Business Administration-Human Resources Management at the University of Dhaka.

 

Runa Roy
RMG Expert

 

Runa works for Creative Pathways, CCR CSR's local partner in Bangladesh, where she is the co-facilitator on child labour prevention and remediation training and implementation in Bangladesh. Over the last 14 years, she has held a number of senior compliance positions with various industries in the RMG Compliance sector. Runa has had an opportunity to participate in numerous social compliance training certificate courses organized by international brands. She is also a master trainer of the ILO and is knowledgeable about SEDEX, BSCI, WRAP, ACCORD and other social compliance audits. She has completed intermediate course from ICMAB (Institute of Cost and Management Accountantsof Bangladesh) and M.COM (Management) from Eden University, Dhaka.

 

Jannat Ara Dipa
Program Associate

 

Jannat Ara works as a Program Associate in Creative Pathways. She had completed her Bachelor Program from Gono University on Sociology and Social Work. She had completed her Post-graduation from Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology on Sociology and Antropology. Especially she works on Child Labor case, visit Factory and Children worker and juvenile worker family, communicate with clients, and arrange training programs. She is engaged with BB4C Unicef Project and CCR’s assessment on child labor prevention and remediation program in Bangladesh.

 

Md. Arifuzzaman
Program Associate

 

Md. Arifuzzaman works as a Program Associate in Creative Pathways. He had completed his Graduation and Post-Graduation on Urban and Regional Planning in Jahangirnagar University. He is engaged with BB4C Unicef Project and CCR’s assessment on child labor prevention and remediation program in Bangladesh. He works on Child Labor case, prepare draft report, Visit Factory and Children worker and juvenile worker family and arrange training programs. He manages many activities of Creative Pathways like field visit, data collection, contact with the data collector and need based or temporary employee. He also takes notes during FGD, KII, IDI and also works as an assistant facilitator during FGD session. He has more than one year experience in development field. He achieved The Bronze Standard of the International Award for Young People in 2014.

 

Md. Robin Raihan
Program Associate

 

Md. Robin Raihan works at Creative Pathways as a program associate. He has completed graduation and post-graduation in Urban and Regional Planning from Jahangirnagar University. He is engaged with BB4C Unicef Project and CCR’s assessment on child labor prevention and remediation program in Bangladesh. He is also involved in in project evaluation, baseline, training, translation, which are conducted by Creative Pathways. He manages many activities of Creative Pathways like field visit, data collection, contact with the data collector and need based or temporary employee. He also takes notes during FGD, KII, IDI and also works as an facilitator during FGD session.

 

Shaila
Research and documentation officer

 

Shaila Akram recently completed her undergrads from North South University, in BS in Economics. Now she is pursuing her Masters in Development Studies at North South University. She has recently joined Creative Pathway’s in April 2019, as our research and documentation officer. Previously she has worked as an intern at Grameen and Yunus Centre and as Local coordinator for Tala (USA, based mobile banking company.) She strongly believes evolution is the name of the game and ideas are the currency of the present. She aims to work for the development sector and take the opportunity to motivate the mass especially the youth and help them create a substantial living for themselves and a better Bangladesh.

 

Al Mahmud
Community Engagement Officer

 

Al Mahmud works as a Community Engagement Officer in Creative Pathways (CCR CSR's local partner in Bangladesh). Previously he has worked as a Research Intern at Educo- Education and Development Foundation. He had completed his MA Sociology from South Asian University (A university established by the SAARC nations), New Delhi. He is engaged with BB4C Unicef Project and CCR’s assessment on child labor prevention and remediation program in Bangladesh. He works on Child Rights, Child Labor Case, Prepare Draft Report, Visit Factory and Child worker and Juvenile worker family. He is also involved with Planning, Organization and Implementation which are conducted by Creative Pathways. He carries out FGDs, KIIs and IDIs with various groups including children, women, people with disabilities, and injuries in a protection-focused approach. He also worked for Bhumi India, Public Health (BSMMU). He achieved SAARC Silver Jubilee Scholarship 2016-18 Awarded by the Government of India.

 

Nishat Tasnia Hoque
Project Officer

 

Nishat Tasnia Hoque works as a Project Officer in Creative Pathways. She completed her graduation and post-graduation from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University. Now she is doing PhD in Urban Planning at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). She mainly assists in Unicef ‘Better Business for Children (BB4C)’ Project and also provides support for CCR CSR’s ‘Assessment on Child Labor Prevention and Remediation Program’ in Bangladesh. She also assists in preparing concept papers/proposals and engages in different project evaluation. She supports in conducting surveys, FGDs, KIIs and take notes and other tasks related to studies/baseline/end line/review/evaluation. She also provides supports in translation and editing as well as doing data entry, analysis and drafting of reports. Her aim is to work for the distressed people to ensure wellbeing of their life and contribute in making better Bangladesh.

 

Sharmin Nahar Sumi
Data validation and verification officer

 

Sharmin Nahar Sumi works at Creative Pathways Limited as a Data validation and verification officer. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation in Applied Statistics form East West University (EWU). At Creative Pathways, she works on data collection, data entry, data analysis, sample size calculation, comprehensive reports etc. Previously she has worked as an intern in health systems and population studies division of icddr,b. She also worked on Robust Linear Discrimination in Multivariate analysis, rainfall data, surveyed on repetitive data at BARD, Project UHS data & BDHS data etc. Her aims to work as a researcher for the betterment of overall human well-being.

 

Fahmeda Akter
Senior Project Manager

 

Fahmeda Akter has been working as a Senior Project Manager for Creative Pathways since January 2020. Here, her main responsibilities are supervising existing projects which are related to Workers’ Community Development and UNICEF's Better Business for Children (BB4C). Before that, she worked for a couple of organizations which are BBC Media Action, Nielsen Bangladesh Ltd., TIB and James P. Grant School of Public Health. She inaugurated her social activities as a volunteer of the rescue team of Rana Plaza collapse. After completion of her graduation from Jahangirnagar University she enrolled in an Internship Program of a Local NGO called Mati Bangladesh, from then she got herself motivated to work for social activities. As a person, she always loves to learn more about human behavior and direct that learning to solve pressing social issues.

 

Ms Tangina Mehnaz
Senior Case Manager

 

Ms Tangina Mehnaz works as a Senior Case Manager at Creative Pathways, CCR CSR’s Local partner in Bangladesh. She is closely monitoring and documenting the child labour cases at the project targeted readymade garments industries, ensure monthly remediation transfer and safe education/vocational training for the children with her team members. She also prepares day to day, monthly and quarterly activity and progress report. She joined at Creative Pathways in January 2020, before joining the team she worked for eight years with numbers of national and international organizations. She has considerable proficiency in project and programme development, management and implementation, conducting research, team management and coordination, liaison with donors, partners, local government offices to promote and protect the rights of marginalized groups and communities including women and children. She completed her BA and MA in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka, also earned joint European Master in Comparative Local Development from Corvinus University.

 

Abu Nayeem
Accounts Officer

 

Abu Nayeem work at CREATIVE PATHWAYS (CCR CSR’s Local Partner in Bangladesh) as an Accounts Officer. He had completed his Masters of Business Administration on Accounting Information System (AIS) in Jagannath University. More than 2 years working experience in Accounts at SEBA LIMITED. He handle accounts payable and receivable. Maintain records of Firm costs such as field survey, child labor monitoring etc. Check invoices for inaccuracies. Reconcile accounts with the general ledger. Handle general account requires (Monitoring & Control Bank Transaction, Processing Cash Incentive File, Ensure compliance of legal & regulatory requirements, Preparing Tax Return, Monthly Performance Analysis, Preparing Salary Sheet, Daily & Monthly Reporting, Preparing Cash Book, Preparing of Bank Book).