IFC appoints Nishat Shahid Chowdhury as the Program Manager for Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) on August 1, 2017.
She joined IFC as Deputy Program Manager of PaCT, on November 2012. In the last 5 years Nishat led PaCT’s association with 200 factory outreach components and was responsible for providing cleaner production advisory services to textile clients.
Nishat has 15 years of experience in designing and implementing projects aiming to improve standards and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining IFC, she was the Senior Environmental Advisor at GIZ for improving Eco-efficiency and Environmental Standards of textile and RMG factories. She made significant contribution to promoting Cleaner Production concept in textile and RMG factories, and improving enforcement capacity of the Department of Environment of Bangladesh, started as an Environment Specialist of a USAID funded project.
Previous experiences also include working on European Commission and CIDA funded projects focused on pollution management and verification of arsenic mitigation technologies.
Nishat is a certified lead EMS Auditor (ISO 14001:2004) with extensive experience in auditing textile, pharmaceutical, battery, ship recycling, fish processing and plastic industries. She is also a Commonwealth Scholar with a Research Master’s degree focusing on petroleum pollution from University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
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