Learning Earning Development Project
Md. Humayun Kobir is the Project Director of the Learning Earning Development (LED) Project under the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh. He has over 21 years of experience having leadership role in implementing different types of projects under UNDP and UNICEF Bangladesh including working in leadership positions in the different stages of his service career. Kobir holds a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka. He also did MSc in Project Management from the University of Bedfordshire in UK under the government scholarship of Ministry of Public Administration. He also completed L.L.B from The National University and a Diploma degree in Development journalism in the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, India and had been given ‘Rajshthan Patrika Award’.
Moreover, he was awarded “National Integrity Award” in the field level officers category under Department of Mass Communication, Ministry of Information in 2018. Besides, he was also given 1st award as the best officer in the Rangpur district in the “Digital Innovation Fair in 2015”. In the following year Rangpur District Information Office got Best Portal Award under his leadership. He also worked as a member of resource pool of a2i giving training in “Innovation in Public Service under a2i”. During working at Department of Films and Publications he acted as Senior editor of the rich government magazine “Sochitro Bangladesh” and “Nabarun”. He also was the editor of “Shishuder Prithibi” on child right and child development under “Say Yes for Children” programme of UNICEF BANGLADESH published in 2004. Moreover he worked as assistant editor of “echo” published by the traiinees under Indian Institute of Mass Communication in 2010. During his job as Senior Information Officer, Kobir acted as the producer and editor of a renowned Ducumentary Film named “Amar Desh, Rangpur” on the history and socio-economic tradition of Rangpur district.
Mr. Kobir is passionate in doing things innovatively focusing on better impact and better result. He has profound eagerness in spreading freelancing rapidly among youths of the country. As the Project Director of the LED Project, Kobir oversees the implementation of a nationwide initiative on freelancing to provide digital skills training to thousands of young people in Bangladesh with the goal of improving their employability and hence contributing to the country's economic growth.
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