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Fellowship holder of “Centre For Science and Environment”, in December 2011-January 2012 Attended the training under “UNITAR”, based on Peace and Conflict, Protection of Civilian, June-July 2011, Delhi. Attended the courses on ‘Women Journalist and Leadership’ under BCD JC (Bangladesh Center for Development and Journalism for Communication) Attended the courses on ‘Ethno Science & Sustainable Development’ in 2006 and conducted a field based survey in Modhupur based on “ Indigenous Community and their ratio of disable child interlinked with indigenous knowledge” Participated Film appreciation courses under national award winner film makers M.R Tanvir Mokammel under Goethe Institute and the Daily “Prothom Alo” Attended the course of “Research Methodology” under “Fincap” in 2006 Attended courses on film appreciation under “Center for Asian arts and culture” and worked as a liaison officer in the International film festival organised by “Rainbow Film Society’ in 2006 and worked for International Film Festival and actively participated for Biswa Sahityya Kendro based “ Book Reading” from 1995-2003 Inter club and School-College University and National based Quiz and Essay competition winner and ex debater of Viqarrunnisa Noon School and College An enthusiast traveller, a devoted bookworm, a modest listener of music and a movie watcher. Political Science, Conflict Processes, Comparative Politics, Comparative Democratization, Gender, Children and Political Violence, South Asia, Climate Change, Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts, Disabilities, Policy
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Inclusion of the exclusion in the development through creative arts, promotion and market place.Magical Art of Silence: An Initiative from BRIDGE Foundation to create a space for the differently abled deaf and mute artists Natasha Israt Kabir, Founder and President of BRIDGE Foundation Background: In 2015 December, we (BRIDGE Foundation) initiated the project “ARTPreneurfor Differently Able” where they do have opportunities to work under the experts through monthly basis workshop and selling their artwork through online as well. In this initiative, “Alliance Françoise” and CounterFoto being our strategic partners supported along with their venues. Case studies: I do believe that they are “Differently Abled” and this terminology brings the positive vibe and disability is at the end about our mindset and exclusion free society is important through more engagement and employment but still struggling for inclusion. We successfully ended our year along with participation in” Social Enterprise Day”,29 th December 2015 powered by British Council and facilitated by “ Better Stories” at their official venue. From that venture, we felt more motivated to engage them while creating a space for their income generation. After that, we initiated more activities towards arts and crafts, with a successful art exhibition at the residence of Netherlands Embassy, May 2016. We got more opportunity to interact with the creative people and one of our artists Muhammad Sohel Ahmed got the opportunity to start his career as graphics designer at “Red and Orange” communication ,before him it was another deaf and mute youth who bagged a job in a local advertising media, DOT3PRD, who is Shafayth Hossain Asif (23) working as a graphics designer in advertising media. Jannatul Ferdous Srity (23) another deaf and mute female artist, who worked as an intern along with a national NGO, Democracywatch. Our targeted stakeholders We felt these spaces and inclusion for the differently abled would be the biggest challenge for our foundation and that is what has become a driven factor to start this new initiative to create a space for deaf and mute artists for their income generation along with the collaboration with the Embassies. As the head of Chancery Mr. Tanvir Kabir from Bangladesh High Commission in Mexico bought the deaf and mute artists paintings and an exhibition was held in Mexico City as well. The thing is still now the popularization of buying paintings and it’s customers are limited, so we are focusing on more innovative design according to the demand of the market and apart from paining, we are also selling wool made products, handmade potteries and miniature arts as well through the online page of “Magical Art of Silence”. That is the new initiative when we started our offline journey from January 13 th onwards at MIB ( Winter Meet Up Exhibit). Conclusion : We do hope that more national and international NGOs, embassies would come forward to collaborate with us to promote their artwork through diary, desk calendar as well as via web pages and social networking as well.
M.A in South Asian Studies and International Relations respectively from India and Bangladesh
Former Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Law and Justice, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh at present from January 2015 and Research consultant along with the “Save The Children” funded project based on “ Children under Political Violence in Bangladesh” from May 2016
Had been accepted to the 2015 Class of the VVLead Fellowship Program along with 146 of colleagues were selected from a highly competitive pool of over 1200 outstanding applicants.
President at Voluntary Service, Bangladesh Reform Initiatives for Development, Governance and Empowerment BRIDGE Foundation entitled with the project for disable based minority to engage them in Information Technology for Capacity Building “ IT for Differently Able”
From: August, 2013-till now
Case4 Space Winner in UNDP Bangkok, Thailand Conference, 30,November 2016- December 2nd 2016
Young Scholar” by ICCCAD-Gobeshona Initiative to address the issues related with Climate Change from 2015-2016
South Asia Research Network Fellow, 2015, New Delhi, ILO-UNESCAP and IDRC Funded based on Youth Employability and Skills
CPR South Scholar Program from August 24-27, 2015, Taiwan
Research Fellow along with APASEN being funded by Charles Wallace Trust, U.K, July-August 2015 to work on Learning Disabilities
United Body Alliances and Family Planning Association Bangladesh pre fellowship contributor from October 2014- April 2015
Participated in Beijing +++ Review Meeting in Bangkok, November 14-16 2014 being invited by Arrow Foundation, Malaysia
Participated in Chatham House Berlin Conference being selected by Westerwelle Foundation from October 17-19 ,2014, Germany
Recipient of “ISS 2013” scholarship program at University of Oslo, Norway under the “Department of International Development Study from June, 23 rd up to, July, 31, 2013
Recipient of Grant for “ Istanbul Seminar 2013” organized by Reset in Turkey
Participated in International Youth Peace Festival, Chandigarh, September, 2012
Visited Taiwan under the entitled program of Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry for celebrating 100 years of Taiwan, August 2011
Recipient of Edinburgh Bronze Award 2011
Visited in a Youth Exchange Program at NEW DELHI in INDIA 2007 December Entitled with “SAARC Youth Delegation” Under Foreign Ministry.
Visited in a youth exchange program organized by U.S state department entitled with “U.S. Study- Youth Leadership Exchange Program-2007, (July 3-August 7)
Visited in a Youth exchange program organized by Scottish youth parliament in March, 2005, supported by British Council.
Worked with Bangladesh scouts in 2005.
Worked with Participatory Research Action Network in 2009 October, climate camp and also in agricultural camp in 2010 May, at Noakhali.
Freelance Rapporteer worked with “We Can Alliances” funded by OxfamNoviv and with Netehrland Embassy from 18 July to 21 July 2014 as an Interpreter.
Participated in Peace Volunteers Training Program, jointly organized by the CYP Asia Centre,
Yuvsatta and Daya Centre for Peace from 28th September to 1st October 2012, India
Worked with STROMME FOUNDATION as Temporary Monitoring Officer based on non formal education for dropout adolescents, September 2012
Worked under Bihar State Department sponsored project based on “Integrated Child Development Scheme”, June 2012.
Worked with News Network as a Fellow from November10, 2009-June 2010, funded by USAID based on female journalism and also with “JATRI”, under BRAC.
Worked with Independent University as Bengali Conversant Partner for the Exchange Students entitled with “ Bangla Summer School” in 2009
Worked in a joint collaboration program under U.N.H.CR. at Coxbazar Rohinga camp, from the department of International Relations of Jahangirnagar University from 2007-2008
Executive member of “UNITED NATIONS YOUTH AND STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF BANGLADESH” from 2002-2008
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award winner
As a liaison officer with SAARC delegates entitled with “SAARC Regional Economic Committee” in 2007, under the “Commerce Ministry”.
Worked as organizer under the Foreign Ministry for “SAARC YOUTH CAMP”, in 2007.
Worked as an Intern for “Democracy Watch”, Dhaka based N.G.O, working for local Government, under Danish Aid Agency.
Worked with the Commonwealth Election Observation Team in 2009 “Bangladesh National Parliament Election” under the supervision of Commonwealth secretariat
Worked with Independent University at Bangla Summer Institute under the program“U.S. student exchange 2009’ as Bangla conversant partner.
Worked in Bangladesh for CDC (Center for Development Communication) as a Volunteer entitled with “Youth for democracy.” From 2004-2006.
UNYSAB (United Nations Youth and Students Association in Bangladesh from 2003-2009.
British Council and Refugee Migratory Movement and Research Unit, Worked in the issue of Geneva camp, nationwide awareness campaign in different issues based on health. STD/HIV-AIDS, Environment, Education, political issues, Minor nights, Human rights, Youth related issues in 2006, Worked with the mainland Indigenous community known as Garo, based in Modhupur, Bangladesh, 2007, on the issue of “Indigenous Knowledge concerning the Environment”.
Worked with Action Aid as an interpreter in 2006, under the program “Global Economic Justice Forum”, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Worked as Volunteer for the Bihari Community (Known as stranded Pakistani) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2004-2005, and also for the flood victim in Pakistan, 2010.”
Worked as a contributor for Daily Ittefaq from 2005-2006.
Fellowship holder of “Centre For Science and Environment”, in December 2011-January 2012
Attended the training under “UNITAR”, based on Peace and Conflict, Protection of Civilian, June-July 2011, Delhi.
Attended the courses on ‘Women Journalist and Leadership’ under BCD JC (Bangladesh Center for Development and Journalism for Communication)
Attended the courses on ‘Ethno Science & Sustainable Development’ in 2006 and conducted a field based survey in Modhupur based on “ Indigenous Community and their ratio of disable child interlinked with indigenous knowledge”
Participated Film appreciation courses under national award winner film makers M.R Tanvir Mokammel under Goethe Institute and the Daily “Prothom Alo”
Attended the course of “Research Methodology” under “Fincap” in 2006
Attended courses on film appreciation under “Center for Asian arts and culture” and worked as a liaison officer in the International film festival organised by “Rainbow Film Society’ in 2006 and worked for International Film Festival and actively participated for Biswa Sahityya Kendro based “ Book Reading” from 1995-2003
Inter club and School-College University and National based Quiz and Essay competition winner and ex debater of Viqarrunnisa Noon School and College
An enthusiast traveller, a devoted bookworm, a modest listener of music and a movie watcher.
Featured in National Daily and International Radio
• IPRA (International Peace Research Association), U.S State Department Alumni and Member of Author AID , ICIMOD, International Leadership Association and Academia.Edu, Association for Women Rights in Development ( AWID),Vital Voices Fellowship, Youth For Human Rights International, South Asia. Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, The INDCs or Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, ISOC –Bangladesh Chapter, South Asian Diaspora International Researchers(SADIRN),International Association For The Study of The Sexuality, Culture and Society, Development Studies Association (DSA)
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Natasha_Kabir2/stats
Participated as a scholar in 2ndInternational Forum based on “In search of Lost
Universalism”, Berlin, Germany, 17-18 October, 2016, organized by the “Association of
Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe”
Presented paper in International Conference on “Shocks and Development‟, 6thOctober 2016at Technical University, Dresden, Germany entitled with “Policies of Inclusion and Exclusion for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) interlinked with the Climate Change Adaptation: Case Study of Bangladesh
Published write up in Peace Child Blog entitled with SKILL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DISABLED, February11 2016
http://www.daily-sun.com/post/101164 based on “Nepal Crisis and Regional Presented Paper at “World Youth Forum-Right To Dialogue”, Trieste, Italy which was held
from 30 the September- 2ndOctober, 2016 entitled with “The Silent South Asian Domestic
Work Force of India: Case Study of Bangladesh Migrant Workers From the Prism lenses of
Right based approaches
September1, 2016 as Conference proceeding, Centre for Pedagogy, Independent University of Bangladesh,April22-23 2016, Publication title
Socio-Cultural Economics Interlinked with the Differently Able in
South Asia: From the Case Study of Inclusive Model of Creating
Deaf Creative Sector Based Workers through Skill Based Training
in Bangladesh [Working Paper]
Questionnaire on “disability-inclusive policies” – Call for submissions
The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, e presented at the 71st session of the General Assembly (October 2016), on disability-inclusive policies.
Policies of Inclusion and Exclusion for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) interlinked with The Climate Change Adaptation: Case Study of Bangladesh
Presented paper virtually in HSE St Petersburg University, Russia entitled with “Human Capital in Cities: A Comparative Perspective”, 22nd May 2016 based on ‘Socio-Economic Model of Inclusion of Differently Able Youth in creative sectors in South Asia: From the Case Study of Deaf Youth in Bangladesh”
Publication in International Journal and National Dailies and Review by others
Presented a paper based on ‘Socio-Economic Model of Inclusion of Differently Able Youth in creative sectors in South Asia: From the Case Study of Deaf Youth in Bangladesh” at the Centre for Pedagogy, Independent University of Bangladesh,April22-23 2016,
ISBN:9789843407801,Education in the Current World: Pedagogy, Research and Social Change
Proceeding Of International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL)
Published write up in IPRA(International Peace Research Association) Newsletter , vol-6-1 based on The new form of Cyber Security awareness concern in Bangladesh: The New Threat against Peace and Development in South Asia
Presented paper entitled with A Parade for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in South Asia: Case Study of Transgender a continuing progress of Sexual Minority or Symbolism at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, Canada based on Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education, March 17 2016
Published opinion-ed on 26 November, 2015 entitled with” Yes to development but no to fossil fuel: the Bangladesh point of view from Phulbari to Paris” in The Bangladesh Today”, http://thebangladeshtoday.com/2015/11/yes-to-development-but-no-to-fossil-fuel-the-bangladesh-point-of-view-from-phulbari-to-paris/
Environmental Challenges to Contemporary Bangaldesh/বাংলাদেশে পরিবেশ বিষয়ক সমকালীন চ্যালেন্জ সমূহ-পরিবেশ নীতিমালায় উপেক্ষিত প্রতিবন্ধীরা, This publication is a compilation based on contemporary challenges of Environment,. Policy and Practices has been produced under the PRADG project of Concern Universal Bangladesh and Manab Mukti Sangstha (MMS) and by enormous support of the Department of Environmental Science, State University of Bangladesh, with the Financial Assistance of the European Union
APASEN-A British-Bangladeshi organization working for disabilities
Prospects and Challenges of Energy Democracy in Bangladesh, http://www.daily-sun.com/post/66916
http://www.daily-sun.com/post/64136/Differently-Able-People-and-Climate-Change-Issues-in-Bangladesh, 4th August 2015
A Parade for SRHR: Hijra pride 2014 a continuing progress of Sexual Minority or Symbolism? http://t.co/7tZKG79YTG
Adaptation is the key for Climate change action,http://thebangladeshtoday.com/2015/04/adaptation-is-the-key-for-climate-change-action/
Climate finance in Bangladesh: for whom and for what http://thebangladeshtoday.com/2015/05/climate-finance-in-bangladesh-for-whom-and-for-what-2/
Published write up in national daily entitled “The Daily Observer”, 14 th April, 2015, http://www.observerbd.com/2015/04/14/83623.php
Published write up in the Blog of “Green Earth Citizens” entitled with
“Few Glimpses on the Commitment and Analysis from the Post Summit in New York 2014: Adaptation is the key”, 7th April 2015, http://greenearthcitizen.org/few-glimpses-on-the-commitment-and-analysis-from-the-post-summit-in-new-york2014-adaptation-is-the-key/
Kabir, N.I. (2015) Gender Interlinked with Migration Issues in South Asian Literature and Film. OpenAccess Library Journal, 2: e1373. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1101373
March 3, 2015 Samakal a National Bengali Daily based on Disable Minority and their Voice regarding Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
Disable Minority and their Sexual Reproductive Health Rights,26 th February , 2015 online platform of Bangladesh Today
The Perspectives of Women in Politics in Bangla Tribune, February 26,2015
Published Write up as a Feature based on Sexual reproductive Health Rights in National daily entitled with Bangladesh Today, 11th February 2015”,Fifty Shades of SRHR Case Study of Bangladesh from the experiences of post Beijing 20+ pre Conference in Bangkok”
Published Article in the online platform of Bangladesh Today based on Chatham House Berlin Conference entitled with “ Europe’s Security and Prosperity”, November 2014
Published Article in U.N Youth Newsletter, 2014 Quarter based on “ Yes We Can: IT for Differently Able”
Published Article in Online News based on the “Rights and motivation for the Project IT for Differently Able”, August 2014
Published 2Articles based on “ Good Governance and Role of Representatives “ in a National Daily entitled with ‘ Samakal’ in May 2014
Paper selected for participation in DAAD-HEC International Summer School entitled “Food Security in Times of Climate Change” in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,Islamabad,Pakistan, 2nd-5tth November, 2013
Being a “ Temporary Monitoring Officer” participated in data collection and data analysis at the entitled project of” Monitoring Research of Adolescent’s Empowerment Program 2012’ followed by STROMME Foundation,
Finished my Master’s dissertation based on “Enclaves: An Humanitarian Perspectives interlinked with India Bangladesh Relations “in 2012, May
Presented a paper based on “Gender Interlinked with Migration issues in South Asian literature and Film “in January 19 at Sriprerumbudur, Rajeev Gandhi National Youth Development Centre, 2012
Published 2 articles based on field work in Udaipur, Rajasthan and Delhi
CSE journal regarding the issue “Challenge the Balance-Winter School”, India 2012, on 6th January. http://cseindia.org/userfiles/ChaBa_Magazine_Insight.pdf
Dutta, Sujit and Kabir, N.I. (2011)” Security Dilemma in South Asia”, IJSSHR, Vol12, No-4 ,ISSN 0781 – 3232,Published by Ebonyi University Press, Abakaliki, Nigeria
Presented Paper based on” Security Dilemma in South Asia”, at “Madras University”, Chennai, India 2010, on 15thDecember.
Published 2 Articles in USAID funded project entitled with “JATRI-BRAC University-NEWSNETWORK” in 2010,Dhaka, Bangladesh
British Council and Refugee Migratory Movement and Research Unit, Worked in the issue of Geneva camp, nationwide awareness campaign in different issues based on health. STD/HIV-AIDS, Environment, Education, political issues, Minor nights, Human rights, Youth related issues in 2006