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Biography of Sayeed Ahmad

Sayeed Ahmad is an active human rights activist at national and international level. He worked with several national regional and international human rights organisations in Bangladesh and abroad.

Sayeed Ahmad is an alumnus of Diplomacy Training Program 2006 Annual and 2011 Migrant Worker programs and member of international organizations like CIVICUS- the global alliance of civil society organisations and activists and South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) etc.

As UNDP, Bangladesh staff Sayeed worked as the Public Information and Training Expert at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Bangladesh. His work at the NHRC included assisting the Commission in planning and implementing its Public Information and Capacity Development activities. He planned, developed and implemented activities designed to raise awareness on particular topics; for example seminars, workshops, consultation meetings and training sessions. He was also responsible for developing training modules and relevant material for the Commission in their training programs.

In addition to his work in developing training activities, he was also responsible for designing and implementing the NHRC’s various campaigns through developing publications, drafting articles, connecting with media as well as organising public events.

Having his Bachelor and Masters degree in Law and Human rights, Sayeed started his career at leading Bangladeshi Human Rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) in 2001. He has participated in numerous trainings, workshops and seminars on human rights issues at home and abroad. He also writes extensively on contemporary human rights issues. He led the international advocacy work of ASK including the work around UPR, treaty bodies and Special Procedure.

He does lot of research, reporting and writings on human rights issues.