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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash

Senior Program Specialist and Development Management Lead

 Yunus Center at the Asian Institute of Technology (YCA)

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dash is a key member of the management team at YCA, leading the Development Management portfolio. As Senior Program Specialist, he brings with him an accumulated wealth of experience from his 25-year term at AIT Extension (AITE). His strength lies in his expertise in developing large scale multi-country training programs and study visits, marketing these programs, and liaising closely with various government and donor agencies to ensure high quality implementation. His primary knowledge areas include development planning and management, project management, good governance, HRM, financial management, and environment-related programs for various organizations located in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa.

Conducting over 250 training programs to date, with 50 training and multi-country study projects undertaken during the last 4-5 years, most of Dr. Dash’s work entails close coordination with public sector organizations based of out 11 countries: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Philippines, and Vietnam. 

Dr. Dash academic qualifications include achieving two master degrees (M.A. and M.Phil) in Geography from Utkal University, a third master degree in Rural and Regional Development Planning from AIT, and doctorate in Development Planning and Management from Utkal University, India.


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