Ms. Mahmuda Akhter

Founder Member and Director of the Borad of Management & Executive Director of ICHD

Ms. Mahmuda Akhter was the founding head of ECD Resource Centre at IED, BRAC University from 2005 to 2011. She is also a Member of Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) steering committee and Member Secretary, Bangladesh ECD Network since 2005. She worked for Plan Bangladesh as ECD Specialist since 1997. She has designed and published about 20 resource books on Child Development.

Ms. Akhter did her honors and masters in science from the University of Dhaka. She received professional courses on child development, special education, speech therapy, English as Second language for children and child-to-child approach from the Southampton University, London University, and Society for Rehabilitation and Research of the Handicapped New Delhi. Under her guidance a significant number of research study has been conducted in the field of ECD.

She had a lead role in designing and developing the Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Master Degree Program in Early Childhood Development at IED jointly with Columbia University USA and Open Society Institute London. She has been working as faculty in IED, BRAC University since 2008. She is a member of the committees on formulation of Pre-primary curriculum guideline, ELDS and ECD policy, constituted by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.