Nusrat Zerin

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Nusrat Zerin, Bachelor of Education (Honours), Master of Education

Ms. Zerin is working as Education expert in educational development and disability sector. She has 14 years’ experience in developing, implementing, and managing complex programs and projects within time and budgetary constraints in Inclusive Education, Early childhood care and education,  Non-formal, Formal education with expertise in inclusive education and disability in development. As an educationist and investigator, she was involve is several researches on education, inclusive education and disability issues. She is one of the Thematic Group Member (Education Theme) of the Disability Network “National Forum of Organizations Working for the Disabled (NFOWD)”. She started he career as teacher for special needs children. She has working experiences in several international NGOs and NGOs, such as- Sightsavers-Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind; Helen Keller International (HKI) and Centre for Disability in Development (CDD). She was also a former Member of Participatory Research Group of Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK (As representative of Bangladesh in UN Policy Influence and Advocacy). She represented Bangladesh in the UN general assembly in New York, USA in 2013 as a member of Participate Research Group (PRG), Institute of Development Studies (IDS), under University of Sussex to share the situation and challenges faced by person with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh in different discussion panels and participated in the exhibition on the participatory research on “Voice of Marginalized people in Bangladesh”.

Nusrat Zerin has directly worked with different departments & ministries of Government of Bangladesh, such as – Directorate of Primary Education under Ministry of Education, Directorate of Higher and Secondary Education under Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Department of Social Services (DSS) under Ministry of Social Welfare, Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief  and also with different INGOs and donor agencies. She has trained approx. 9000 school teachers, staff of partner organizations, government education officers and social service officers, community level volunteers, parents & caregivers, children and local govt. representatives on Inclusive education for the children with disabilities (including visually impaired & low vision children) throughout the career in Inclusive education management. She has developed several training curriculums & manuals, IEC materials on education, inclusive education, disaster risk reduction etc. She developed different education teaching learning materials of early childhood age, pre-school and primary level children with disabilities (such as- pre Braille alphabet books, tactile scrapbooks, tactile materials with colour contrast, materials for low vision children etc.). She has several publications. She works with different Disabled People’s Organizations to support them in developing programs.