Owasim Akram

Institute: Örebro University
Other affiliation: SWEAH, Lund University
Research area: Agriculture rural development & food security, Children, Elderly, People with disabilities, Policy development, Poverty reduction, Research and innovation
Research region: Asia-Pacific, Global


Owasim Akram is currently a Marie Skłodowska Curie Doctoral Researcher at the Örebro University, Sweden. He has a background in International Relations from the University of Dhaka along with a post-graduate certificate in International Development Studies from the University of Oslo.
Owasim Akram has a broad-based research, evaluation, policy and program management exposure in the field of development with expertise and interest in ageing, extreme poverty, socio-economic resilience, social protection, social policy and food security. He has had more than 12 years of experiences as a development practitioner and worked for organizations like James P Grant School of Public Health, Plan International, ADD International, Oxfam and European Union Delegation to Bangladesh. In his doctoral research, Owasim Akram is exploring the lived experience of ageing in extreme poverty in Bangladesh through a life course approach.
Owasim Akram was an Academic Visitor at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford. He has recently received the ‘Emerging Scholar Award’ by the Aging and Social Change Network, USA. He has a track record of development focused publications. He is also affiliated with the Swedish National Graduate School for Competitive Science on Ageing and Health (SWEAH), Lund University.

Skills and experience

Internship experience
University of Oxford, University of Bath, HelpAge International, PKSF
Work experience
BRAC, Plan International, Action on Disability and Development, Oxfam GB, European Union
Language skills
Bengali, English, Hindi, Japanese, Swedish
Software skills

Interested in

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