Personal Information:

Father’s Name: Late Md. Solaiman Ali;

Mother’s Name: Most. Hasna Banu;


Date of Birth and Nationality: 3rd February 1966, Bangladeshi by Birth;


Permanent Address: Village and Post-Kazipara, PS-Kahaloo, District-Bogra;


Current Address:  Flat # B4, Plot # 97, Road 10/2, Block # D, Niketon, Gulshan-1,

Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh, Phone # +88 02 9890693; Cell phone: +8801714004249;


E-mail: harun@lighthousebd.org;  lighthouse.bogra@gmail.com;


Professional involvement: A Founder of Light House and currently serving as General Secretary and Chief Executive of this organization. Also served as Part-time Faculty member of North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Previously served with Management Development Unit-a UNFPA project, Served with TRDEP-a project of Youth Department of GoB, and also served with NGO Forum for DWSS-a National NGO.


Membership: a) Asia and Pacific CSOs Engagement Mechanism; b) Bangladesh Nagoric Somaj, c) Vice-Chairman of Election working group, d) Member of STI network in Bangladesh, e) Member of NFOWD, f) Member of Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum, g) Life Member of Bogra Somity Dhaka, h) Member of Niketon Welfare Society, Dhaka. i) Member of International Aids Society; j) Life Member, Dhaka Boat Club Ltd.


Key Qualification:

Completed Master’s (Post graduation degree) in Economics from Dhaka University, Bangladesh; Executive Masters in Public Health (EMPH) from North South University, Bangladesh; Diploma on SRHR from Lund University, Malmo, Sweden.


Experience in Research and Studies:




1) A Bengali article published on “Experience on HIV and AIDS situation in Uganda” in Daily Karatoa (a national newspaper);

2) A Bengali article published on “HIV/AIDS and Bangladesh” in Daily Karatoa (a national newspaper);

3) A Bengali article published on “Role of NGOs in development of Bangladesh” (a local news paper);

4) An English article published in a quarterly newsletter named “Alokito Barta” on Sex worker’s clients have important role for HIV and STI prevention;

5) An English article on “Developing Effective Voter Education Plan” published in the book on Promoting Fair Elections in South Asia.

6) Editor of Annual report of Light House and published so far 18 annual reports;

7) Editor of “Alokito Barta”-A quarterly newsletter of Light House activities and it’s views. Published around 12 quarterly newsletter so far;

8) Editor of monthly e-bulletin of Light House, published so far 6 bulletin and distributed/circulated;

9) Access to Local Justice by Vulnerable and Ethnic Community;



Involved in Health Policy and development:

Apart from this I am involved closely in Health population and Nutrition sectors including Tuberculosis control, HIV/AIDS prevention, and community mobilization and promoting health seeking behavior in Bangladesh and act as member of National coordination Committee on HIV and FDMN.

I have been working for various vulnerable segments of populations serving them in terms of awareness raising, capacity building, networking¸ clinical service delivery, referral works etc since 1998. I have been implementing following health and HIV program in partnership with  icddrb, Save The Children International, National AIDS & STD Program, BRAC, URC TB CARE II, CARE Bangladesh, FHI/USAID, HASAB:

1) HIV prevention program for Injecting Drug User, Female sex worker, Men having sex for men and transgender,

2) Tuberculosis Control Program,

3) Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights,

4) MaMoni Health System Strengthen program,

5) Water and Sanitation Program;

I have also been working for various vulnerable populations including minorities serving them in terms of awareness raising, capacity building, networking¸ addressing VAW, GBV, prevention, protection and ligation including referral since 2004. I have been implementing following projects funded by Aus-Aid, UKaid, British High Commission, Norec, DI/USAID, The Asia Foundation, giz, NCSC, Counterpart etc;

  1. Increase Responsiveness of Public Institutions towards Poor and Marginalized people;
  2. Strengthening Civic Engagement in Elections and Political Processes for Enhanced Transparency & Democratic Accountability;
  3. Promoting engagement and advocacy for credible election (PEACE);
  4. International Volunteer Exchange Program;
  5. ICT based response and support mechanism to address violence against women & girls project;
  6. Promoting Peace and Justice- Bogura and Tangail district;
  7. Enhancing Community Capacity and Resilience to promote female Migrant Workers Right in Bangladesh;
  8. Empowering Young Widow through Skill Development and IGA Support project
  9. Environment Disaster & Climate Change;
  10. Poverty Reduction & Sustainable Livelihood initiatives;
  11. Gender responsive community based policing;


I am happy to be served as member of case coordination committee (under the guidance of Ministry of Home Affairs).


Other Initiatives:

1)Light House School of Learning and Diversity

In early 2016, I took initiative to establish “Light House School of Learning and Diversity” with a view to provide modern technology based and scientific education for rural students of west Bogra. The main purposes of school are to create opportunity for rural and grass-root students and patronize meritorious students, provide quality education and create opportunity for learning and diversity and ensure access of rural student to an inclusive and equitable quality education to become a complete and competent human being.  In January 2018, this school has been started with 125 students up to class vii.


2)  Cultural Group(Angikar shilpo Goshty):

In 2015, I took initiative to establish “Light House Cultural Group(as Angikar shilpo Goshty) with a view to create platform to train several groups of people as artist, singer and role player and to give development messages though cultural means for removing superstation, conservativeness and fundamentalisms and to create social mobilization; Over 500 cultural events performed so far at community level and reached over 3 million people.

  1. Lighthouse Bangladesh trust

I become able to found another sister concern of Light House as Lighthouse Bangladesh trust and it is started to serve the people since 2014;

  1. Root to bloom:

In my own village I become able to retrieve village club named-Kazipara Krishi Somaj Kalyan Somity and served as president of this club, also become able to ensure irrigation facilities to the village farmer during my student life. I did work for promotion of education in my own village and as acknowledgement of it, I was elected as president of Kazipara High School and served there successfully. Currently I am also patronizing numbers of local clubs, cultural institutes, schools and other educational institutes.



Apart from engagement with Light House, I served at UNFPA and other National NGO. During my 27 year services in development sector, I am happy to be able to earn knowledge related to national health management, national policy, systems and structure, international convention, UN bodies and international development cooperation aspect for Bangladesh.

I used to take part in national level consultation and advocacy to formulate new policy and strategies for the health, population and access to justice sectors.


Travel and study tour:

I also used to take part in international seminar, symposium and conferences to know the new innovation for health and population sector and also to disseminate own experience.

I had the opportunity to travel several countries e.g. INDIA, Cambodia, Uganda and Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Kingdom of Saudi Arab, United Arab Emirate, Norway, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Australia, Canada and USA for training, conference, exposure visit and study tour. I did explore many initiatives and model of developments and tried to replicate those learning in Bangladesh as its own way.



From 1993 to till to date received various training and participated consultation /exposure visit in country and abroad as follows: