Committees

Membership of Committees and Commissions (National)

  1. Was member, National Committee on Population Policy set up by the President of Bangladesh, in 1981.
  2. Was member, Land Reform Committee, set up by Chief Martial Law Administrator, headed by the Minister of Agriculture, in 1982.
  3. Member, Education Commission (1987-88), Government of Bangladesh.
  4. Member, Presidential Committee on Health Education and Service (1987-88).
  5. Appointed as the Chairman of the Socio-economic Committee of the National Disaster Prevention Council set up by the President of Bangladesh (1989-90).
  6. Member of the National Debt Settlement Board headed by the President of Bangladesh (1989-90).
  7. Member of the Task Force for reviewing the operation of the Nationalised Commercial Banks(1989).
  8. Appointed as the Convenor of the Task Force on Self-Reliance set up by the Planning Advisor(1991).
  9. Member of the National ICT Task Force Committee, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh (2002 - ).

Membership of Committees and Commissions (International)

  1. Appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a member of the International Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China (1993-1995).
  2. Appointed as a member of the Global Commission on Women's Health for the period 1993-1995 by the Director General, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
  3. Appointed as member of Advisory Council for Sustainable Economic Development, World Bank, Washington DC, USA (1993-to-date).
  4. Appointed as member of the UN Expert Group on Women and Finance: Transforming Enterprise and Finance Systems, UNIFEM, Washington DC, USA (1993 to date).
  5. Chairman of the Policy Advisory Group for the CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest), World Bank , Washington D.C., U.S.A. (1995 - 2000).
  6. Member of the Council of Patrons of Friends of the Earth International, Amsterdam, Netherlands to support it in its continued campaigns to protect the environment (1996).
  7. Member of theAdvisory Committee, Asian Ecotechnology Network.
  8. Co-Chairman , State of the World Forum, San Francisco, U.S.A. (1996 ).
  9. Co-Chairman, Council of Practitioners, Micro-Credit Summit, U.S.A. (1997 - ).
  10. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Center of Arab Women For Training And Research (CAWTAR), Tunisia (1997 - ).
  11. Member of the Advisory Group, Institute For Democracy And Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Sweden (1997 - ).
  12. Honourary Member, Club of Budapest, London, U.K. ( 1997 - ).
  13. Member of the Advisory Group, Council of Women World Leaders, Kennedy Schools of Government Harvard University, U.S.A. (1997 - ).
  14. Member of the Advisory Committee, 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and the Environment initiative, IFPRI, U.S.A. (1998 - ).
  15. Member of the Advisory Committee, INTERNEWS, Arcata, San Francisco, U.S.A. (1999 - ).
  16. Member of the International Consultative Committee, International Forum, Mujeres & Hombres, Lima, Peru (1999 - ).
  17. Member, AGFUND Prize Committee, AGFUND, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1999 - ).
  18. Member, Hilton Humanitarian Prize Jury Committee, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, U.S.A. (1999 - ).
  19. Member of the Presiding Council of the ProVention Consortium (a global partnership to address the increasing vulnerability of developing countries to the risk of natural and technological catastrophes), World Bank, Washington DC, U.S.A. (2000 - to-date).
  20. Member of the High Council of International Exhibitions, International Bureau of Expositions, Paris, France (2000 - ).
  21. Member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), United Nations, New York, U.S.A. (2000 - ).
  22. Member, Advisory Committee, Queen Sofia Chamber Orchestra (Orquestra de Camara Reina Sofia), Madrid, Spain (2001 - ).
  23. Member, Global Steering Committee for the Fish for All Initiative, ICLARM, Malaysia (2002 - ).
  24. Member, International Jury Committee of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, India (2002 - 2004).
  25. Co-Chairman, Ambassadors' Council, Freedom from Hunger, U.S.A. (2003 - todate).
  26. Member, Africa Progress Panel, UK (2007 - to-date).
  27. Member, Elders Project, South Africa (2007 - to-date).
  28. Co-Chairman, Women's World Forum, Republic of Korea (2007 - to-date).
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