The former senior director of BRAC’s disaster management and climate change (DMCC) and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes, Dr Babar Kabir, died on 15 January 2015. Under his leadership more than 37 million people in Bangladesh were provided with hygienic sanitation and another two million with access to safe water through the BRAC WASH Programme.
IRC has been a knowledge partner of BRAC WASH since 2006. Thanks to Dr. Kabir, BRAC supported IRC’s contributions to Sanitation Updates from 2012-2015.
— Ingeborg Krukkert (@ikrukkert) January 16, 2016
In 2013, Dr. Kabir gave this short video interview about the BRAC WASH programme for WaterCouchTV.
In 2014, Dr. Kabir left BRAC. He recently became Bangladesh Country Director for Water.org
Dr. Babar Kabir, a giant. We are bereft with the news of his passing and in awe of his immense contributions to WASH and our community.
— Claire Lyons (@PPPAdvisory) January 15, 2016
Babar Kabir is survived by his wife and two daughters.