Farah Kabir

Farah Kabir

Country Director, ActionAid, Bangladesh


Farah Kabir has been working in the field of development and research for close to 2 decades. She has research experience and a host of publications especially on Women in Politics to her credit. At present, she is working as the Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh since June 2007. She won the "Nawab Ali Chowdhury National Award 2012" for her significant contribution in women’s empowerment in Bangladesh.

She worked with British Council for close to ten years both in Bangladesh and UK. She has been an activist on women's rights, gender equity, climate justice and child rights for a long time. She is an active member of many professional societies. She is working as the Chair of the Global Board of GNDR. Farah is a member of UCEP General Assembly; Napier University, Edinburgh Scotland; Board of Trustees for Zero Tolerance, Scotland; Climate Action Network, South Asia; Campaign for Popular
Education (CAMPE), Education Watch and Funding Committee of Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).
As a newscaster on both National Television and Radio for a long time, Farah built an association with the media.
Farah is married with two sons. She is fond of music and reading. In her teens she was involved with amateur theatre.