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Shumon Sengupta

Hands on Dad, traveler, aesthete

Shumon Sengupta has over 20 years of experience in international development – of working in progressively responsible management and leadership positions in India, Bangladesh, Laos, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

He has worked as Country Director for organizations such as Save the Children UK and Save the Children International and Marie Stopes International in Bangladesh, Laos and Sierra Leone respectively. He has managed large and complex portfolio of grants in a wide range of sectors including Reproductive and Child Health, New-Born and Child Survival, HIV and AIDS, Family Planning and large scale Humanitarian Response. He is currently based out of Accra, Ghana.

His area of expertise includes:
• Strategic planning and management of large technical assistance grants and complex country programmes.
• Healthcare programming at scale
• Programme innovation, policy analysis, advocacy and health sector reform.
• Large scale emergency/humanitarian response

He holds an advanced degree in Management Studies

Employment history:

Country Director (Sierra Leone), Marie Stopes International
July 2012 – present (currently operating out of Accra, Ghana)

Country Director (Lao PDR), Save the Children International
June 2011- June 2012

Country Director (Bangladesh), Save the Children UK
July 2006 - June May 2011

Project Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance UK
January 2004 – June 2006

State Representative (West Bengal)
Department for International Development (DFID), India
Apr 2000 – Dec 2003

Project Officer (Health and Population)
Department for International Development (DFID), India
May 1996 - Mar 2000

Nationality: Indian
Fluent English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu

Shumon is a self proclaimed World Citizen. He travels extensively on work as well as leisure, has traveled to 28 countries, loves taking photographs and writing travel stories. He has a deep interest in people and culture, the arts and aesthetics and in nature.

He is married, has a 11 year old daughter and is a hands on dad. His travel stories and photographs can be found at
The Constitution Of India As A Work Of

The Constitution Of India As A Work Of Art

The original Constitution of India, adopted on 26 January 1950, was not a printed document. It was entirely handcrafted by the artists of Shantiniketan under the guidance of Acharya Nandalal Bose, with the calligraphy texts done by Prem Behari Narain Raizada in Delhi. This document is now preserved in a special helium-filled case in the library of the Parliament of India. In many ways, the original handcrafted Constitution represents one of the triumphs of Shantiniketan and Kala Bhavan.
28/01/2016 8:27 AM IST
Tagore's Collective Arts and Secular Festivals: From Bengal To

Tagore's Collective Arts and Secular Festivals: From Bengal To Bangladesh

Tagore conceived of the <em>Utsav</em> (festival in Bengali) as a celebration of diversity that included all. An <em>Utsav</em> for him represented a holistic celebration of human society, which presented an opportunity for aesthetic experience and creativity and, very importantly, appreciation of the gift of nature. These secular festivals continue to this day in Shantiniketan. However, nowhere does one find a truer, finer and grander expression of Tagore's original idea of an inclusive and artistic festival than in Bangladesh.
28/04/2015 8:09 AM IST