Senior Manager, Communications
Ekram Hossain has been working in BIGD since January 2008. In his career of 25 years, he has been working in the fields of democracy and politics, human rights and governance, gender and justice and was engaged with media, national and int'l NGOs, CSOs, academic and research institutions. He was involved with investigative reporting, investigation of HR violations, editing journals, publishing materials, civil society engagement, organising events such as national and international conferences, launching of reports, seminars, roundtables, dialogues, public lectures, talks, consultations etc. He joined BIGD as Project Officer in the National Integrity Strategy (NIS) project which formulated an anti-corruption strategy for Bangladesh.
Mr. Hossain started his career with journalism in Chittagong and joined the Weekly Ekota and travelled all over Bangladesh as Special Correspondent.
Before joining BIGD, he worked with the collaborative study ‘Bangladesh First – Bangladesh 2025’. He worked with Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) for 6 years and was mainly responsible for formation and subsequent functioning of its Committees of Concerned Citizens (CCCs). Prior to that, he worked with a number of human rights organisations such as Co-ordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh (CCHRB), Steps towards Development, and Democracywatch.
He was engaged in a number of independent researches commissioned by the WB, ADB, and UNDP including Midterm evaluation of Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) and Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) of UNDP, Review of Performance based Grants for Union Parishads and Upazila Parishads of UNDP, Assessment of the LGSP-LIC Performance-Based Grant System of UNDP, Working of Upazila Parishad in Bangladesh – A Study of Twelve Upazila, a UNDP research. He has also served UNDP as a Manuscript Editor for a number of reports and handouts.
He was also involved in World Bank studies on Two Key Industry Sectors: A Stakeholder Political -Economy and Institutional Analysis of Brick-making and Transport (Bus) Sector of the Dhaka city, and political participation, decision–making and gender norms.
He studied social sciences at the University of Chittagong and received BSS (honours) and MSS degrees in Sociology. He attended trainings and workshops on policy engagement and research communications, planning and proposal writing, role of the MP’s, role of education in combating corruption, gender and development, fact-finding and documentation, among others, in the country and abroad.
A number of his news reports were included in the book ‘Ekhono Gelona Andhar – Bangladesh Press Response to 1992 Communalism’ (1993).