K M Baharul Islam


Who is K M Baharul Islam?

Dr K M Baharul Islam ডঃ কে এম বাহারুল ইসলাম has been working in the area of Educational Institutional Development, teaching & Research, ICT Policies and e-Government in Asia and Africa for more than a decade. He is the Hony. Executive Director of the [PFI Foundation], India. He has recently taken over as the Chairman and CEO of the South Asia Development Gateway– the South Asia regional chapter of the Development Gateway. He has studied for his first BA and MA at the Aligarh Muslim University. He completed his 2nd and 3rd post-graduate Bachelor degrees in Education and Law from Assam University. He did his PhD on New Technologies for Education from Tezpur University, India, LLM at the Strathclyde University and finished his post-doctoral studies on Internet-based instructions at Asian Institute of Technology.

Starting career as a university faculty in computational linguistics, he has taken keen interest in broadening the ICT implications for mass access and developmental use. As an institution builder, he initiated and headed the Center for Educational Technology at the National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India where he taught for eight years. He was part of the faculty during the initial years of development of Kigali Institute of Science, Technology & Management, Rwanda in 2000-2001. In 2002-2003, Dr Islam was seconded to the Addis Ababa Universityas an Associate Professor. He received a Certificate of Recognition from The World Bank Development Marketplace Competition in 2003 and in 2007 for his project proposals on the Education of Disabled Children in Ethiopia and Mobile Eye Care Clinic in Northeast India respectively.


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