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Md Masud Rana

mNutrition Project Manager

Email: mrana1@oxfam.org.uk

Office Location: Oxford, UK

Masud is the project manager of the multi-country mNutrition initiative, which aims to improve the nutrition status of women and children through the innovative use of mobile information services. Masud joined Oxfam GB in May 2016 and is the key contact in coordinating the work with the Consortium members (BMJ, CABI, GAIN and ILRI) at the global level, as well as being responsible for the technical oversight and implementation of the mNutrition programme in Bangladesh, Malawi and Rwanda.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Masud has worked with international and local NGOs, the World Food Programme, and bilateral donors including DFID, USAID, USDA, AusAid and SDC, mainly in Asia (most notably his home country of Bangladesh, as well as Nepal and Laos), and also in Africa, in a variety of programme management, technical advisory/capacity development and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) focused roles. His work has focused on the thematic areas of food security, nutrition, agricultural and livelihood interventions, and education, and includes approximately four year's with the £83.5-million 'Shiree' Challenge Fund in Bangladesh, which sought to lift over 1 million people over out of extreme poverty.

Masud holds 1st class undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Nutrition and Food Science from Dhaka University, and an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.