Lecturer, Singapore Red Cross
Director, Cahaya Community
Ashik is passionate about facilitating community growth. He has led community development across Asia, particularly in education, livelihood, and healthcare for displaced communities. To him, the social experience through programs matter and building relationships is key to achieving effective programs. Scaling deep is important to arrive at a holistic set of evolving tools for sustained development.
Locally and regionally, he advises social organizations on planning, implementation, and evaluation, and greatly enjoys learning with/ from passionate volunteers championing community strategies to address existing and emerging needs. His commitment to humanitarian work is greatly influenced by ex-students who made his teaching years meaningful and fun.
Ashik has a Master in Public Policy and is a fellow of the Global Public Policy Network.