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Dr. Mumita Tanjeela is presently working as the chairperson of department of Sociology at East West University. Dr. Tanjeela obtained MSc degree in Gender and Development Studies from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in 2008 and Bachelor and Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Tanjeela awarded her PhD degree from the School of Government and International of Griffith University, Australia in 2016. Her PhD thesis topic was “ Untold Stories: Women’s Resiliency and Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh”.
Before joining East West University in May 2017, Dr. Tanjeela worked with the Department of Women Affairs (DWA) under the Ministry of Women Affairs, Bangladesh for 20 years from 1997-2017. During that period she was involved in multidimensional activities such as project formulation, program implementation, project management to project monitoring and evaluation activities. She was part of two projects implementation- titled ‘Ensure Safe Water and Social Safety for Women and Children who are at Risk under the Impact of Climate Change in Coastal areas of Bangladesh’ and ‘Addressing Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Interface of DWA’. She was also responsible for developing ‘Gender database of Bangladesh under SAARC Gender Info-base Program in cooperation with UNWOMEN.
Prior to that Dr. Tanjeela worked as a Research Assistant in Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation unit of a non-government development organization named Ganao Sahajjaya Sangstha (GSS) where she was involved in organization’s programs monitoring and evaluation related activities.
Her expertise includes Gender and development, Gender and Environment, Climate change Adaptation, Disaster management, Violence against women, Women and politics.
August 2018- continuing
Chairperson, Department of Sociology, East-West University, Dhaka.
May 2017-August 2018
Department of Sociology, East-West University, Dhaka.
May 2008 – May 2017
Assistant- Director (Monitoring, Coordination and Awareness Rising Unit), the Department of Women Affairs, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh).
June 1997 – May 2006
Assistant Director (Women support program), Department of Women Affairs Dhaka, Bangladesh
June 1995 – May 1997
Research Assistant (Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation), Ganao Sahajjaya Sangstha (GSS), A non-government development organization of Bangladesh.
DRR and Climate Change; Gender Analysis and Planning; Gender Budgeting; Gender- CCA and DRR; Women and Local Government; Gender based Violence.
Tanjeela, M. & Rutherford, S. (Upcoming in 2020).
Climate Adaptation for a Sustainable Economy: Lessons from Bangladesh, an Emerging Tiger of Asia. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY 11788 USA.
Tanjeela, M. & Rutherford, S. (2018).
SAGE Open October-December 2018: 1–9 DOI: 10.1177/2158244018812620 journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo
Tanjeela, M. (2011)
Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011, ISBN: 9783845416281.
Tanjeela, M. (2019). International Conference on Disaster Risk Management (ICDRM), Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 12-14, 2019.
Tanjeela, M. & Ramhan, A. (2019)
15th International Asian Urbanization Conference. Urban Futures:Critical Transformation of Asian Cities. 27-30 November, 2019
Vietnamese- German University, Binh Duong, Vietnam
Fifth International Conference on Building Resilience, Held at Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia from15th - 17th July 2015, ISBN - 978-0-9943652-1-7 Published by NCP (2015).
Member, South Asian Network for Gender Activists and Trainers (SANGAT).
Executive Member, Centre for Women and Children Studies (CWCS).
Member, Bangladesh Sociological Association.