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''Thanks to my master I am confident enough to do work in any part of the globe, I made friends and studied with students from all over the world.''

According to Mokit Billah from Bangladesh, his study provided him with the right knowledge and skills for his job. Following the specialization ‘Sociology of Development’, he took courses and did a thesis research with disaster studies. He now monitors projects focusing on disaster-affected areas.

I work with disaster-affected and vulnerable communities to help restore and rebuild their lives and livelihoods in Bangladesh.

“After graduation, I returned to my former employer ActionAid Bangladesh. After three years, I started working at the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) field office in Bangladesh as a Programme Officer. The EU is the world’s biggest donor of humanitarian aid. ECHO coordinates all efforts for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and crisis response.

In my job, I manage, coordinate and analyze proposals submitted by different European NGOs, I assess the local situation after any disaster in Bangladesh, monitor projects, analyse different reports submitted by partners and provide feedback and follow-up on project action plans. In addition, I help disaster-affected and vulnerable communities (including climate refugees) to restore and rebuild their lives and livelihoods, focusing on diverse aspects: agriculture, water, sanitation, livelihoods, shelter, refugees, children, gender, ethnic populations etc.

Thanks to my master I am confident enough to do work in any part of the globe, I made friends and studied with students from all over the world. This has enabled me to work in a multi-cultural environment”.