Shaila has joined ICCCAD as a visiting researcher from June, 2016. She is a young development practitioner who started her career in United Nations Development Programme, Bangladesh with the Poverty Reduction Cluster, upon completion of her Bachelors from Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. She takes keen interest on climate change adaptation and climate finance, and, hopes to collaborating climate change adaptation with mainstream development for marching towards a resilient Bangladesh.
During her Bachelors, she participated in the 11th South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM), held in Bhutan, as a research paper author under the sub-theme, “Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Alleviation”. While working in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), her works typically focused on inclusive trade and urban poverty reduction, and, assisted in a publication on inclusive trade for small market actors in Bangladesh, titled as, “Stories from the Market”. She also lent her support to UNDP’s innovation projects on environmental and gender based issues.
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