Nishat Farzana is a Lecturer and Research Associate at the Center for Sustainable Development. She is a Master of Public Policy from University of Michigan. By the virtue of her multidisciplinary academic training, she is adept at analyzing and explaining the pressing global economic and sociopolitical crises using different angles. Also, she is passionate about designing sustainable and practical solution to solve these crises.
She has a demonstrated work experience in research and academia. She worked as a Statistics Researcher at Global Data Service of UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) based in Copenhagen, where she conducted forecasting research and developed Refugee Statistics guidelines. Prior to that, she worked as a Researcher for the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, BRAC University, where she developed and drafted the principal research report for the RMG Factory GIS Mapping Research Project and was part of two impact evaluation studies. Her work experience includes working for Centre on Integrated Rural Development for the Asia and Pacific (CIRDAP), an intergovernmental agency, as program personnel of the Research and Pilot Project Division, where she led, planned, and implemented economic development projects in Fiji and Bangladesh and implemented action research training programs based in Fiji, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India, in collaboration with relevant government and nongovernment development partners. Throughout her career, she played technical role in implementing UN SDG priorities.