Mahmuda Rahman Khan


Mahmuda Rahman Khan

Gender Specialist


Mahmuda works as Senior Program Development Specialist (Gender and Donor Coordination) in the USAID Program Office in Dhaka. She served as a Third Country National Gender Specialist in USAID/Afghanistan for one year (2012-2013). Mahmuda co-chaired the Local Consultative Group (donor’s forum) on Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality (LCG-WAGE) with Denmark for the last three years. Mahmuda also serves as the Chair of U.S. Mission Bangladeshi Employees Welfare Association (USMBEWA). Prior to her current position, Mahmuda served as Social Development Advisor in DFID Bangladesh. She also worked for UNFPA and served 10 years for BRAC Research and Evaluation Division. Working on gender issues across all sectors is her passion.

Mahmuda is Bangladeshi citizen by birth. She was awarded a fellowship with International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW), Washington DC in 1995. She did her Masters in Gender and Development from Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK. She completed her Masters in Economics from Dhaka University. She also taught in Private Universities in last few years. She has been part of various professional networks. Her expertise includes gender analysis, gender assessment, and gender integration in all sectors, participatory appraisal, gender training, women’s leadership training, capacity building and program management. She has extensive experience working with non-governmental organizations, civil society, government and development partners.