Ms. Olena Reza is working with CPE, the independent research and policy organization as Gender Expert since 2020. She has obtained her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Sociology from University of Dhaka. She gathered wide ranging experiences of conducting social and gender research for project planning and feasibility, evaluation studies on natural resources management, livelihood promotion, local institution and capacity building, conflict resolution and consensus building, disaster risk reduction, climate resilient development using both quantitative and qualitative methods and tools. She worked with national and international organization including Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS), IIED, OXFAM, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, bi-lateral and multilateral organization, Government of Bangladesh etc. She has designed and implemented a number of participatory research projects at CPE & BCAS. She worked with many multi- disciplinary teams and experts groups, development agencies and partner organizations from home and abroad. She has completed assignments successfully in a number of socio-economic, gender and environmental studies with intensive field work, participatory research, training, motivation etc. Preparation of training manual, inputs in the designing of study tools, selection of study methods, tools and techniques, particularly in relation to gender issues and concerns. She is also author/co-author of a number of articles, papers, books and research reports on relevant issues.