Andrew Jenkins is a rural development and water resource management specialist in South and South-east Asia. He has recently been appointed by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University as a Visiting Fellow. Andrew may engage in guiding BIGD’s researchers as well as participate in research activities including writing papers, book chapters, support writing of research proposals, research dissemination and establish linkage with research institutes at home and abroad.
His research interests include Knowledge Management; Capacity Development; Training and Human Resource Development; Land Settlement and Governance; Monitoring and Evaluation; Impact Assessment; Institutional Development; Project Management; Rural/Community Development; Rural Sociology; Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control Engineering and Management; Water Supply and Sanitation.
Andrew Jenkins rejoined BRAC after 30 years in 2009, when he became the BRAC Donor Liaison Officer, and subsequently also the coordinator of the Impact Assessment Unit, Research and Evaluation Division. Andrew first came to Bangladesh in 1975 with Oxfam and worked in BRAC during 1977-80, as part of the team which established the first Training and Resource Centre and in the emergency team working in Rowmari and Sherpur. During this period he contributed to the BRAC study:‘The Net: Power Structure in Ten Villages’. Andrew also has experience of working in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, India and Albania.
He has recently jointly taught the Monitoring and Evaluation course, and assisted with the Environment, Health and Climate Change course at James P Grant School of Public Health.
He is currently the Team Leader of the Char Development and Settlement Project Phase IV in Noakhali, Bangladesh and is a Fellow (Visiting) at Cambridge University.