Monsur Ahmed Choudhuri

Ashoka Fellow
Bangladesh
Fellow Since 2002
National Forum of Organizations Working with the Disabled

Citation

This profile was prepared when Monsur Ahmed Choudhuri was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Introduction
Monsur Ahmed Choudhuri’s life has been a campaign for the rights of the physically handicapped. Since the late 1980s, he has led the effort for government and public institutions to recognize physical disability as one of the many disadvantages existing in Bangladesh and called upon the president to set up a national endowment for the sector. Monsur is also co-founder of the National Forum of Organizations Working with the Disabled (NFOWD)—instrumental in guaranteeing the rights of disabled people through national legislation.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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