Fellow Since 1988
This description of Mohammad Zakaria's work was prepared when Mohammad Zakaria was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988.
Mohammad Zakaria, working in the southern delta of Bangladesh, is developing techniques that allow the poorest villagers to collect their own data, develop their own overall plan for the area, and then get that plan moving. Mohammad hopes this grassroots-level initiative will sensitize a new breed of local leaders to their village's special needs.
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