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I am Zobaida Akhter, My nick name is Jabu which is specially addressed by my husband and by neerest and dearest relatives. Internationally and officially I am addressed Dr.Akhter. My hobby is cooking experimental dishes, recitation and reading books on different issues . I like to browse the herbal medicine website and also some exciting home remeadies of the common diseases.Travelling is my most favourite hobby.

I am an Associate Professor of Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh, Conducting studies and research in different aspects of open learning, with emphasis on Gender, and on Women’s development through education. Developed training materials, curriculum for the NGOs towards the development of common basic education program all over the country.

Education: Ph.D. in Women and Equality: The Context of Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2001. Postgraduate Diploma in Women Studies - Body project, University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany and International Women’s University - IFU, Germany, 2000. M.A in Philosophy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1977. B.A (Hons.) in Philosophy, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh,1976.

Selected Consulting Assignments: National Consultant (Gender and Development Specialist), Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP), Phase-II, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 01 January 2005 - 31 May 2005. National Consultant (Female Education Studies Specialist), Female Secondary School Assistance Project, Phase-II, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 04 May 2003 - 04 August 2003. National Consultant (Gender and Public Awareness), Multi-Sectoral Program on Violence Against Women (MSP-VAW), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 01 March 2001 - 30 September 2002, 2007.

Dr Zobaida Akhter Associate Professor, Bangladesh Open University Address: G-1(9th floor) Bhaduri Tower, 1/B. Paribagh, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Telephone:+8802 8620942, Fax:+8802 9675317, Mobile:+88 01715011224 Email:,

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