G. M. Shoeb Ahmed

G..M. Shoeb Ahmed is Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Expert in Bangladesh. Over 10 years he has extensive experience in peacebuilding, youth development, small arms control, human security, women’s rights and entrepreneurship, and has coordinated and facilitated training, advocacy workshops and national seminars on these issues. He has Master’s degrees in Development from BRAC University and International Relations from the University of Dhaka. Previously he worked in Saferworld, UNDP, The Hunger Project and BWCCI.

The peacebuilding potential of folk culture in Bangladesh

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: G. M. Shoeb Ahmed discusses the potential of folk-based peacebuilding initiatives in Bangladesh. Read more »

Women and violence in Bangladesh

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmedand Sumaya Imam Shuhcita: Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert and Sumaya Imam Shuhcita say that to solve women’s problems in Bangladesh, women must be involved. Read more »

Crime, violence and extremism in Bangladesh: how to rebuild society?

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert discusses the need for civil society and government to work together to tackle violence in Bangladesh. Read more »

The Rohingya crisis: a view from Bangladesh

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmedand Fazle Elahi: Fazle Elahi and Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert discuss the situation of the Rohingya in Bangladesh. Read more »

Extremism in Bangladesh: part two

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: In the second of a two-part series, Insight on Conflict’s Bangladesh Local Peacebuilding Expert discusses the causes and consequences of radicalisation. Read more »

Extremism in Bangladesh - part one

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: In the first of a two-part series on extremism in Bangladesh, our Local Peacebuilding Expert discusses developments with researchers.  Read more »

A burning issue in Bangladesh: how to bring peace to the Chittagong Hill Tracts?

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: The Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh has been plagued by violence for years. Our Bangladesh Peacebuilding Expert explores the issues. Read more »

Young people in peacebuilding: unfulfilled potential?

By G. M. Shoeb Ahmed: Young people have a lot to contribute to peacebuilding in Bangladesh. But they need more support and guidance, argues our Bangladesh Peacebuilding Expert. Read more »