Sharmin Islam

Trustee Member

Sharmin Islam is working with UNDP as a Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist. She is involved in working with different human rights issues with a specific focus on women’s rights and the rights of most marginalized people in Bangladesh during the last 9 years being involved with UNDP, NETZ Bangladesh, and CMMS (Center for Men and Masculinities Studies).

She studied International Relations and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Dhaka and Development Studies (Major in Women Gender and Development) at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Netherlands. Sharmin is an enlisted singer at Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar.

While studying at university she was also involved in cultural activism and achieved various awards in different cultural competitions. Currently, Sharmin is involved in works focusing on empowerment of women entrepreneurs at the local level by unlocking local financial resources to contribute in achieving inclusive and equitable development that leaves no one behind.