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Muhammad Ferdaus, CEM
Founder and CEO

An expert in youth leadership and rights-based responses to humanitarian crises, Muhammad Ferdaus is the Coordinator and Lecturer of the Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management (PPDM) at BRAC University, Dhaka and a Co-Investigator of Synthesizing the evidence from non-health sectors to inform health system responses to humanitarian displacement: the Rohingya in Bangladesh project of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Ferdaus served for three years as a co-investigator of a European Commission Erasmus+ project; ASCENT (Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation. In the period of 2014-15 he has served as a Program Assistant in the United States and the Massachusetts Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, MA-USA. Mr. Ferdaus is one of the Scientific Committee Members in the International Conference on Building Resilience and UNLEASH Innovation lab in Denmark. He is also an active alumni of the UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab of 2017 and 2018.

Mr. Ferdaus is a Fellow of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) in the batch of 2018-19 in the Advanced International Training Program on Disaster Risk Management, Sweden and a Fellow of 200 Global Young Leaders Program in the class of 2016-19 under the Women Deliver Organization, USA. Mr. Ferdaus has also been a Fellow of CCI and ACCESS program in the session of 2014-15 and 2010-12 under the U.S. Department of State, USA. His research and teaching interests are in disaster management, humanitarian crises, volunteerism, SRHR, and women/youth issue.

He earned his B.A. in social welfare from Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh, a specialized certification in public safety (disaster management) from Bunker Hill College, Boston, USA and his MSc in disaster management from Brac University, Dhaka and a professional certification in energy management under the Association of Energy Engineers, DC, USA.