Research Fellow/Sr. Gender Specialist

Afrina Choudhury works as Research Fellow/ Senior Gender Specialist for WorldFish, Bangladesh where she is responsible for the design and implementation of pro-poor gender sensitive strategies. Working on gender issues in the field of aquatic-agriculture for the past  7+ years, her research has revolved around the integration of gender into technical interventions in ways that are sustainable and transformative. In particular she works to understand how individuals negotiate and change the nuanced constraints brought about by social norms and relationships. She also Chairs the National Gender Working Group, which brings together gender and equity work in Bangladesh. She holds Masters degree in Development studies from BRAC University and is starting a PhD this year with Wageningen University on women’s entrepreneurship and inclusive business models.