Dr. M. Ehsanur Rahman is active in the education sector for about three decades. At the national and international level, he contributed significantly in capacity development of non-formal primary education, adult education, early child education and development personnel including planners, managers, curriculum developers and field level implementers. In development of education resource packages, he closely worked with various national and international teams. As member of couple of regional resource teams, his significant contribution includes in mapping Asia-Pacific regional scenario of adult literacy as a tool for empowerment of the poor. At present he is working relentlessly for promoting Community Learning Centre and inclusive technical vocational education as sustainable strategies to reach the poor and marginalized people.
Dr. Rahman is currently the Executive Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Syndicate Member of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, and Governing Body member of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Teachers Training College, besides engagements in other social organizations, including Executive Committee membership of Bangladesh ECD Network. He is also chairperson of the National Alliance of Humanitarian Actors in Bangladesh (NAHAB). Earlier, he was the chairperson of Coalition for Urban Poor, the network of CSOs working with urban poor in Bangladesh.
Dr. Rahman is the key person of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, a national NGO providing multi-sector education and development services and having Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC and UNESCO. He is active in formulating and translating the concept of community learning centres (CLC) as a strategy for community capacity building and promoting lifelong learning. Under his continued guidance, CLC became a model community-based platform to facilitate the lifelong learning and livelihood development of the poor and marginalized people in rural areas. He is currently concentrating on the expansion of the concept in other developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Mr. Rahman obtained Ph. D in Education from American World University, California, USA. Earlier he had Master’s Degree from the University of Dhaka in International Relations, Diploma in Advance Education Studies from the Southampton University, UK, with particular focus on primary education management.
Born in 1955, Dr. Rahman takes active interest on reading promotion, community development, humanitarian assistance, and poverty reduction, with particular focus on community active engagement, adult literacy, early child development, child rights, and improving living conditions of rural and urban poor.