Natasha Israt Kabir

Designation: Freelance Researcher and Social Entrepreneur
Academic Institution: Jahangirnagar University and Pondicherry Central University
Research Field: Gender, Migration, Social Inclusion, Climate Change, South Asia, Disabilities
Research Interest: Development, Social Business

Institutional Contact

BRIDGE Foundation, Founder President and Social Entrepreneur
68/Ka, Khilgaon Chowdhury Para, Dhaka-1219

Short Biography

Natasha Israt Kabir is a Freelance Researcher, Former Adjunct Lecturer at the department of Law and Justice, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Charles Wallace Trust Fellow, U.K and U.S State Department alumna as well. She is the founder President of BRIDGE Foundation since 2013 along with the inception of the project “IT for the Differently Abled” and social business entrepreneur as well for the excluded deaf and mute artists in Bangladesh entitled with “Magical Art of Silence “She finished her first post-graduation and graduation from the Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and 2nd Post-Graduation being a UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation scholar while studying at Pondicherry Central University, India.
: As part of her professional development she acquired couple of post-graduation degrees, i.e. on International Development from University of Oslo, Norway and on South Asian Studies from Pondicherry University, India and also from JahangirNagar. Her thesis was ‘A Humanitarian Perspective interlinked with India Bangladesh Relations.’ She got numerous award and scholarship, and attended number seminars in different countries, such as

Scholarship:Visited in a youth exchange program organized by U.S state department entitled with “U.S. Study- Youth Leadership Exchange Program and visited U.K, funded by British Council and Scottish Youth Exchange Program

Award:South Asia Research Network Fellow, 2015, New Delhi, ILO-UNESCAP and IDRC Funded based on Youth Employability and Skills

Research Projects

1.Currently Working as a research associate along with Sudokkho entitled with “Reality Check Approach “

2. Consultant along with SHEVA, funded by CARE, entitled with Meeting with” Men and Boys’ Engagement for Sensitizing Gender Equality among the community of the RMG sectors “, December 13, 2018-till now.

3. Researcher along with the project “Her Story”, bringing to life tales of great ambition, daring and intelligence of Bangladeshi Women

4. Worked with Promoting Alternative Resources for the Active society as researcher and consultant based on the field-based activities to prepare activity-based research-oriented policy documents at the field level while promoting the marginalized community, in terms of disability and women empowerment

5. Research consultant along with the “Save The Children” funded project based on “Children under Political Violence in Bangladesh” from May 2016- December 2016

6. Young Scholar” by ICCCAD-Gobeshona Initiative to address the issues related with Climate Change from 2015-2016

7. South Asia Research Network Fellow,24-26 October 2015, New Delhi, ILO-UNESCAP and IDRC Funded based on Youth Employability and Skills

8.CPR South Scholar Program from August 24-27, 2015, Taiwan

9. Research Fellow along with APASEN being funded by Charles Wallace Trust, U.K, July-August 2015 to work on Learning Disabilities