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Based in Dhaka, Nazneen is the founder and director of change-making Non-Profit Organization Change Associates. Change Associates is the managing organization for HERproject—a globally acclaimed initiative of BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)—in Bangladesh, aimed at creating awareness on health issues for female workers in garment factories. A trainer by nature, Nazneen has over ten years’ experience working with women workers in Bangladesh’s RMG sector. She has experience facilitating and developing training programs and curriculum, as well as needs assessments and monitoring and evaluation. Nazneen is also experienced in developing and implementing community based micro-enterprise development programs.
Nazneen was previously a Director at Sheva, an NGO whose mission is to support Bangladeshi women and their families in standing up for their rights, through awareness and access to resources. Nazneen previously worked in the garment industry herself as a factory manager from 1987-1990 before she became involved in social monitoring and female worker empowerment. She holds expertise on labour compliance, health and safety, management systems, and training methodologies.