Daman Bozdar

Daman Bozdar is a doctoral student in International Education. He is an accomplished and experienced international development and education sector professional with over 19 years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated competencies in education project planning, implementation, oversight, and evaluation.


He has successfully managed USAID-funded educational projects including the Higher Education Emergency Support Program, Improving Basic Educational Quality Program and the Pakistan Reading Project. He is a key contributor to project design analyses doing conflict sensitivity analysis, gender analysis, monitoring and evaluation, applied research, and policy work with various literacy education programs.


His main areas of interest are early learning and early grade reading, pre-primary and primary education, inclusive education, education finance, higher and basic education system strengthening, social-emotional learning, learning poverty, human development, community mobilization, pre-service and in-service teacher education, public private partnerships, and private sector engagement.


He started his career in development sector as a Project Management Associate and successfully reached senior-level positions with different organizations working in the education sector.


My dream is to acquire a PhD in International Education from the University of Massachusetts. My goals for my program include studying education policy making and social justice with the aim of future analysis of the effects of covid-19, climate changes and conflicts on disadvantaged children in pre-primary and primary schools in Pakistan. I also want to better understand social justice and policies to improve pre-primary and foundational learning (Literacy and Numeracy) education using Pakistan as a case study. [11-21]


Email: dbozdar@umass.edu



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