Abdullah Al Mahmud Shohag is Program Officer affiliated with the Population Council’s Bangladesh office. He has nearly 9 years of experience and expertise in implementing, monitoring, evaluating and disseminating information from operations research in reproductive health, maternal health, adolescents sexual and reproductive health, climate change, and humanitarian setting areas. His key strengths include developing quantitative and qualitative research instruments; maintaining project portfolio; qualitative data analysis; analytical writing; report writing; conducting training of data collectors; monitoring data collection for quality control; knowledge management; SBCC materials development; policy advocacy; and media advocacy. Mahmud also plays the role of Knowledge Management Specialist for the Council’s Bangladesh office. He helps create a knowledge-sharing culture and environment that contributes to greater research impact. He manages and leads the overall communication initiatives of the country office and guides media-related functions.
He has received rigorous training on project management; project implementation; research ethics; monitoring and evaluation; emergency obstetric and newborn care; strategic communications; knowledge management; and data quality management. He had published several journal articles, research reports, and technical briefs. He has also given presentations and created posters for national and international conferences.
He holds a master’s degree in Population Sciences (MPS) from the University of Dhaka, and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Jahangirnagar University.