Adjunct Lecturer/ Auxiliary Staff, Singapore Red Cross
Visiting Associate, Rajaratnam School of International Studies (NTU)
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 relationship is key to achieving effective programs. Scaling deep is important to arrive at a holistic set of evolving tools for sustained development.
Locally, he advises social organisations on PMER, 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 former 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. At Singapore Red Cross, Ashik oversees humanitarian assistance and international relief, and is a Principal Trainer teaching humanitarian courses and Psychological First Aid. He is also a Board Member of the Malay Youth Literary Association.
He firmly believes in coffee diplomacy and brownie discussions.