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Since June 2016, Bayazid Hasan is serving as the Managing Partner of Disaster Management Watch (DM.WATCH). Mr. Hasan is leading the restructuring of DM.WATCH and he is actively involved in research and project matters of the firm. He studied Political Science and Disaster Management at Dhaka University. He started his professional career from Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC in 2006 as a Staff Researcher. In 2008 he joined BRAC Development Institute (BDI) and in 2013 he joined at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) of BRAC University.
As a researcher his research focus is on urban poverty, access to urban justice, governance and politics, climate change adaptation (CCA) disaster risk reduction (DRR) emergency response (ER) and pro poor disaster management, Engendering Disaster Management, women empowerment, Masculinity and gender equality, Migration, Poverty, Food Security, Food Justice and politics, Social Protection, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and financial education and consumer protection.
Hasan has extensive field research experience in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh, both in individual research projects as well as in multi-disciplinary teams, using different research methods and analytical tools. He has considerable research management and policy engagement experience from being involved in different long term multi stakeholder and multi country research and policy analysis consortia. He presented papers, participated in and organized many workshops, seminars throughout his professional career spanning 12 years.
Hasan worked in partnership and as consultant with several national and international research organizations and agencies, universities and donors. These include, among others, World Bank, UNDP, WFP, Save the Children, WaterAid, SNV Netherland Development Organization, Concern Worldwide, BRAC, BRAC University, Asia Foundation, CARE, OXFAM, VSO, BNWLA, BTS, IDEA, CPD, Urban Development Directorate (UDD).