Bikash has been working in PHASE for the last 9 years, managing integrated projects in Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Wellbeing, and Education. Working closely with the frontline team, he is well acquainted with underlying issues of diverse localities. He has also worked on number of research projects implemented by PHASE, especially using participatory methods, and has facilitated several policy workshops from local to national levels. His academic background is in Natural Science with Mathematics and Statistics. He also holds a Masters in Development Studies and is currently pursuing an MPhil in Development Studies with a focus on advanced quantitative data analytics. He has strong research interests in health, food security and cross cutting issues relating to grassroots community development. With a blend of in-depth cultural and developmental understanding, efficient communications skills, academic knowledge and experience in working with more than 20 international partners, Bikash will provide both practical, creative and technical inputs to the project. He has an avid aptitude and interest in technology and its adoption in academia, development and research. Bikash is excited to be a part of the HSRI research team.