BRAC and BRAC International
Mr Sajedul Hasan is the director of BRAC and BRAC International’s humanitarian programme. He is also the overall director in charge of the Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme in Cox’s Bazar.
Mr Hasan, a social scientist by academic training, is an international humanitarian and development professional with around 30 years’ experience in providing leadership, technical and programme assistance in the areas of food security, disaster risk reduction, emergency response, conflict mitigation, and strategic policy formulation. He has worked extensively in Asia and Africa with different programme components around sustainable development, emergency preparedness and humanitarian programme management.
Prior to joining BRAC, Mr Hasan worked as the chief of party for the Suchana Programme of Save the Children International in Bangladesh. During 2011-2016, Mr Hasan worked as the director of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) based in Bangkok, Thailand and provided leadership and strategic guidance to ADPC’s work on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness in Asia Pacific countries.
Mr Hasan also held the position of the chief of party for the OFDA-funded Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) which was implemented in 10 countries in Asia. He has worked with CARE International in Bangladesh, Georgia, Sierra Leone, Jordan/Iraq, and Indonesia.
Mr Hasan has worked as an active member of CARE International’s CERT (CARE Emergency Response Team) and participated in various emergency responses (Indonesia Tsunami, Iraq refugee, Liberia refugee and Georgia emergency in 1992). He also responded to some of the major disasters in Bangladesh (cyclones in 1991 and 2007 and floods in 1988 and 1998).