FOCAL CONTACT

Executive Director Message

JASMEEN SULTANA PARU
Social Activist and Humanitarian Worker
Executive Director-ELLMA

 Jasmeen Sultana Paru has more than 45 years of working experience as a social activist and to work with national and international organizations in multidisciplinary subject matter and environment. Ms. Sultana is the founder of the “Ensure Legal Support through Local Movement & Action – ELLMA” and working since 1996 as a Chief Executive Director. Before establishing ELLMA she used to work on family planning project for two-year as a project coordinator which was funded by PSTC. She also worked eight- year at Bangladesh Institute of Theater Arts (BITA), on Women Empowerment, Linkage and Network Activities as a Manager from the foundation of the organization to 1995.

During her professional carrier she has participated and represented her organizations in more than 150 national and international platforms like Bangladesh, USA, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Pakistan etc. Ms. Sultana had her graduation from University of Chittagong.

Ms. Sultana is experienced to work in humanitarian aspect with the other humanitarian organizations within the country and abroad. During her professional abroad visitation, she observed on women and children rights & protection activities, joined opinion sharing gatherings, awareness building on child cancer and participated on working women rights activities.

Her vast experience in Humanitarian field, has enriched her knowledge and experience in response during the any humanitarian crisis, conflict situation, disaster and emergency including response & management understanding the context and analysis of the situation to support program design, policy & advocacy strategy of the organization. Also participated and contributed in development of program strategy for implementation, program M&E, facilitating training sessions.

She has received several awards for her significant contribution on social and women empowerment work. For instance, Begum Rokeya Padak, Matrivumi Padak, Best Women Social Activist, Special Honor on Social Service (International Women’s Day) etc.

She is founder of Angkur Girls High School-Chttragarm, Bangladesh Women Association (BWA) Kinder Garten-Chttragram; secretary of BWA Orphanage center, Chittagong district community policing and life members of different organizations. She has an excellent affiliation and honorary involvements with the 42 different organizations in Chittagong who are working for social rights and humanitarian ground.

Ms. Sultana well known women activist and development practitioner in Bangladesh. She came from a highly regarded family of Chittagonj District. Ms. Sultana posses a brilliant career as a development thinker, especially on women empowerment strategy.

Ms. Sultana has successfully engaged, carried out and implemented different types of programme/activates throughout the country and participated different programs in abroad. During her career, she has achieved strong networking, negotiation and team building capacities in all sectors related to different programs and projects.

 

Deputy Executive Director Message

 

SUBINOY DUTTA Advocate
BBA, MBA (CU), LLB,    MPA(DU), IDHA (USA)
Deputy Executive Director-ELLMA

Subinoy Dutta has more than 17 years working experiences to work with national and international organizations in multidisciplinary cultural and environment. Mr. Dutta worked for the Mercy Corps Bangladesh (MCB) from October 2019 to October 2020 as a Consultant-Advocacy and Program – Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Project-ZFRA based in Dhaka. Before joining MC Bangladesh, he worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the Program Adviser of the Prevention & Law Department since July 2010 to September 2019. Prior to this, he held the Deputy Manager & Regional Research Coordinator (Research and Policy) position at the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).  Before that he served with other two organizations named SRG Bangladesh Limited and Mitra & Associates as a Research Officer. During his professional carries he has participated and represented his organizations in more than 100 national and international platforms like Bangladesh, USA, UK, Geneva-Switzerland, France, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India etc.

Mr. Dutta has MBA and BBA degree from University of Chittagong and Law degree from National University of Bangladesh and achieved second Masters on Governance and Public Policy under the Dhaka University of Bangladesh. He also graduated from Fordham University, NY, USA on International Diploma on Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA-48) and holding another two PGD on IHL and Genocide studies. He is also enrolled lawyer of Bangladesh Bar Council & Chittagong District Bar Association

Mr. Dutta is experienced to work in humanitarian aspect with the other humanitarian organizations within the country and abroad. He did two operational missions in Thailand and Sri Lanka under Protection activities and detention visit program of ICRC related to the influx of Muslim community form Rakhine State since 2013-2014.

His vast experience in Humanitarian field, has enriched his knowledge and experience in response during the any humanitarian crisis, conflict situation, disaster and emergency including Response & management understanding the context and analysis of the situation to support program design, policy & advocacy strategy of the organization. Also participated and contributed in development of program strategy for implementation, program M&E, facilitating training sessions. His specialization in the field of international such as International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Protection of women & children, civilian has enabled to provide legal support to the victims. In addition, with an academic excellence on Genocide and on Good Governance   to create campaign on awareness building through ‘Right Based Approach’ for the vulnerable community etc.

Mr Dutta has successfully engaged, carried out and implemented different types of programme/activates throughout the country and abroad also. During his career, he has achieved strong networking, negotiation and team building capacities in all sectors related to different programs and projects.