About Bangladesh Women and Water Network (BWWN)

The BWWN was formally launched/announced on 6th of August 2002; thru a national workshop held at LGED auditorium. The workshop was planned and guided by an adhoc BWWN Advisory Committee comprised of: Dr Nilufa Islam (WARPO), Mrs, Sultana Afroze (LGED), Mrs. Sultana Razia (BARC), Mr Shakil Bin Azad (TMSS), Ms Reba Paul and Dr.Prof. Bilqis Amin Hoque. Mr QIS, Dr HR Khan, Mr Shahidul Hasan, Mr Saroj Kumar sarkar and Mr Moshiur Rahman provided with guidance and all support as well. The district and national workshops were implemented by Environment and Population Research and BWP in collaboration with LGED, GARNET-SA, TSP and TMMS.

Miss Margret Verwik, Ms Hasna Moudud, Dr Viajaya Shrestha (SASTAC member), Miss Anuradha Chandra (from UNIFEM) and M. Abu Muslim (DPHE) participated as chief and special guests to the launching workshop. Mr QIS chaired the inaugural session. In addition, technical papers were presented by Mr Shahjahan (WARPO), Begum Shamsun Nahar (LGRD), Ms Shahnaz Parvin (DPHE-DANINDA), Sultana Afroz (LGED), Sanjida Parvin (BRRI), Lubna Yasmin (NGO Forum), Reba Paul and Dr.Prof. Bilqis Amin Hoque. Seventy six professionals participated in it. Vision, objectives and activity plans of BWWN were developed based on group consultations. All female participants were offered/accepted as members of BWWN.

BWWN Committee was formed byLailun Nahar, Sultana Afroze, Sharmin, Hasna Moudud, Nilufa Islam, Reba Paul (secretary) and Dr. Bilqis Amin Haque(ccordinator). The group started the work on development of a directory of women professionals and undertook few discussions on BWWN structure with other BWWN members; in addition to exploring fund for BWWN activities. Most of the BWWN members then expressed their views for an independent BWWN led by an elected Committee. A BWWN newsletter was also started in collaboration with BWP.

Photographs of BWWN Workshop

Member List of BWWN

SL NO. Name of ParticipantDesignation and Organization
1 Begum Shamsun Nahar Freelance Consultant and Coordinator, BWWN
2 Ms. Mukta Akter Executive Secretary, BWP & Member Secretary, BWWN
2 Lailun Nahar Ekram Chairman, ADTC & EC Member, BWP
3 Dr.Prof. Bilqis Amin Hoque President, EPRC
4 Hasna J Moudud Chairman, CARDMA
5 Dr. Nilufa Islam Former Director General, WARPO
6 Reba Paul Former Coordinator, BAWIN
7 K. M. Zeba Rahman Former Executive Secretary, BWP
8 Nayeema N. Naz Senior AE SSWRDP LGED
9 Hamida Khatun (Popy) GIS Specialist, IWRM Unit, LGED
10 Hasibur Nahar Khanam Manager, SCBRMP, LGED
11 Nahid Sultana Scientific Officer, WARPO
12 Nazmun Nahar Chowdhury WARPO
13 Nazmun Nahar Mita Programme Specialist, GWAPB
14 Sufia Khanam Programme Officer, EPRC
15 Selina Afroze Architect, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
16 Anowara Begum Gender & Dev. Specialist, SSWRDP-JICA
17 Safina Naznin Programme Specialist-WASH and Gender, GWAPB
18 Dr.Salma Begum Prof. Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University
19 Anwara Begum Shelly PhD National Coordinator, MFF Secretariat, IUCN Bangladesh Country Office
20 Bushra Nishat Project Manager, IUCN Bangladesh Country Office
21 Nargis Mannan Executive Director, BSPF
22 Nazneen Akter Morphologist, CEGIS
23 Shamim Ara Parvin AE, PEDP-3, LGED
24 Momita Tangila Asst Director, SAARC Disaster Management Center
25 Iffat Huque Head, Remote Sensing Division, CEGIS
26 Ishrat Islam Professor, URP, BUET
27 Fahima Shahdat Hydrologist, IWM
28 Nazreen Zaman (Runa) Jr. WRE, JICA
29 Sadaf Afroze Sociologist, SSWRDSP-2
30 Jakia Akhtar Water Resources Engineer, CEGIS
31 Khaleda Shahriar Former Add Director General, BWDB
32 Sanjida Haque BWDB

Contact Details

Bangladesh Women and Water Network (BWWN)

Coordinator Member Secretary
Begum Shamsun Nahar
House # 50(3rd floor), Road # 08
Block # D, Niketon, Gulshan-1
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Telephone: 880 1953939924, 880 1715101981
E-mail: bwwn2012@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bwp-bd.org/bwwn.php
Mukta Akter
Member Secretary
House # 50(3rd floor), Road # 08
Block # D, Niketon, Gulshan-1
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Telephone: 880 1953939924, 880 1760606121
E-mail: bwwn2012@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bwp-bd.org/bwwn.php

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