Sumera Ahsan is from Bangladesh, the country full of rivers.  She earned an undergraduate and master’s degree from the Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. She started her career in 2008 with the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University. BRAC is the largest NGO in Bangladesh which works for Education, women’s empowerment, poverty reduction, etc. There, she gained field experience working within local rural communities and later working as a lecturer, responsible for teaching courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ahsan has been involved in a diverse range of consultancies in addition to teaching.  She has worked for the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh writing a text book on injury prevention for children.  She was also a national consultant for evaluation of Netherland’s contribution in primary education of Bangladesh. She also worked with the World Bank, evaluating a component of SEQAEP, which is a major secondary education project in Bangladesh. Later on, she worked as a consultant with the Education Sector Review on Quality Assessment Background Study. She has contributed to different training programs for conducting training programs and writing training manuals. Lastly, she is working with the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) of Bangladesh for developing textbooks on Work and Career Education at secondary level.