Mamunur Rahman

Visiting Humphrey Fellow


Mamunur Rahman is from Bangladesh and a current Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow under the Fulbright Exchange program of the U.S. State Department. He is serving the Government of Bangladesh in which he heads departments for promoting small business under the Ministry of Industries. He has worked in many international development organizations including major United Nations agencies at the national and international level. He is creating a group of catalytic social entrepreneurs to promote green industries in Bangladesh. He has also worked promoting Grameen Bank, which was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2006. He is pioneering green feminine hygiene products for women workers in Bangladesh and his current target is ensuring safe sanitary napkins for 3.5 million poor working women and enabling at least 1,000 women entrepreneurs by 2020. He was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to do his master's degree in Gender and Development from University of Sussex, UK. As a United Nations expert and government official, he traveled to about 25 countries and represented his country at a variety of global forums on gender, climate change, and entrepreneurship development-related issues.