Dr. Monjur Chowdhury
Founding Principal and CEO
Dr. Monjur Chowdhury is a socio-economic researcher and a strategic developer with a passion for implementing a quality educational model that serves underprivileged school-aged children all over the world. He has more than 20 years of experiences in managing cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. Monjur has been successful in building strategic partnerships and global networks for internationalization of quality education and research in technology. He is the principal architect and founding director of AlivEducation & Consulting Co-operative- a new way to learn and teach. He also teaches elementary to high schools with Ottawa Catholic School Board in Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Chowdhury did his Major in the field of electrical engineering. He obtained his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, specializing in electrical power systems with a special emphasis in Renewable Energy, from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia. He also obtained his Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Queen’s University in Canada and Teaching certificate from Ontario College of Teachers.
Professor Isaac Goodine
Senior Advisor- Strategic Planning and Motivation
Mr. Isaac Thomas Goodine shares a wealth of international experience in intercultural education,
training and research. He has contributed to the globalization of education by over thirty years of practical experience at the leading edge of human resource and institutional development including in-depth knowledge of about seventy countries. His main fields of work include the planning and delivery of staff development programs designed to incorporate technical education and vocational training projects into economic development programs.
Professor Emeritus- Dr. N. U. Ahmed
Senior Advisor – Research in Higher Education
Dr. N.U Ahmed has been with the School of EECS since 1968 and as a full professor since 1976. He was the Chairman of the department during 1989-1992. He had a joint appointment with the department of Mathematics.
He has graduated more than 35 M.Sc and 25 Ph.D. students. Professor Ahmed is an author of 8 graduate and post graduate level books which are known to specialists around the world. They cover systems governed by ordinary differential equations, integro-differential equations, partial differential equations, stochastic differential equations and abstract differential equations on Banach spaces etc. His research level books are widely studied by specialists .
Professor Lee Wallace
Senior Advisor- Career and Leadership
As a career consultant, leadership coach, counsellor, and educator, Lee Wallace focuses on helping people make effective decisions on issues in their lives and work (their “careers”). The emphasis is always on “What’s important” to you, the client. How do you understand yourself and your purpose? Being true to yourself, being authentic, is the key to loving and excelling in your work, and to staying on purpose in your life. Once you make the decision, attention shifts to taking action that will produce the results you want. Identifying and getting past any obstacles is essential to the action phase, but the focus is more on your vision for the future and on your strengths. That is where your energy lies.
Dr. Manash Kanti Das
Senior Advisor – Career and Motivation
Dr. Manash Kanti’s life began in a remote under-privileged village in Bangladesh. When he was in 9th grade, he left home to study science. Since then he has been hunting for the power that knowledge and understanding brings.
Manash believes that revolutionary changes in education systems worldwide would help to open up the world of education for everyone, irrespective of their socioeconomic background, ethnicity, religion or race. This dream has inspired him—he has faced all struggles independently from his early age. He attained his medical degree in Bangladesh and was involved in different pro-people organizations during his student life.
Sawrav Barua – Sawrav Barua is an organizer, development worker, cultural activist, and human rights worker. For more than one decade, he has been working for the rights of the underprivileged and neglected people of the society. He studied management. Apart from cultural practice, writings, and development work he created Songshoptaque (A social, cultural and human benevolent organization), the organization works for the rights of the person with disabilities, underprivileged women and children. With his initiative and Songshoptaques’ support rehabilitation and rural information-technology centre named Kalyani was established for the distressed villagers and helpless disable. He also established Karnaphuli Human resources Development Institute, Coastal DPO Alliance(CDA) and many other development organizations. As a founder secretary, he has been performing his duty as Director Operation of AlivEducation (A new way to foster student excellence) from 2015 before that as Chief Executive of Songshoptaque.since 2000. At his childhood, he left the rural environment of his village and grew up in the city experiencing the monotonous city life. Besides writings, he is working relentlessly for the establishment of a discrimination-free social system, environment protection movement and human rights.