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 actively involved in research and project matters of the firm. He studied Political Science and Disaster Management at Dhaka University. Being a research bend of mind he started his professional career in Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC in 2006 as a Staff Researcher. Later, He joined BRAC Development Institute (BDI) and in 2013 he joined at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) of BRAC University.
His research interest included 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.
Mr. Hasan bears an outstanding specialization of field research over 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 has participated and presented research works in various national and international forum. Managing and organizing workshops, seminars and conferences are attested his by birth quality.
With a partnership working experiences he has also played a vital role 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).
As a proud partner of Disaster Management Watch (DM WATCH) Salma Akhter is leading smooth operations and functions. She completed her Bachelor and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) focusing in Human Resource Development from IBAIS University with distinctions. DM-WATCH always appreciated her active involvement and effective guidance in developing digital human resource management system.
Though, she started her career in telecommunication sector. She has a reputation as an expert of banking human resource management and development. She has also an extensive experience in human resource management and development from being involved in different national and international organization.