SERAC | Executive Director
SM Shaikat leads SERAC-Bangladesh, a youth focused organization advocating and implementing programs on access to health rights, democratic participation of youth, friendly services, and gender-based violence prevention in Bangladesh. He was elected to the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board in 2015 and has been a speaker at several events during the 69th, 70th, and 72th UN General Assemblies in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and at 62nd Commission on the Status of Women in 2018, opening plenary speaker of the 9th World Urban Forum in Malaysia. Shaikat is the founder of the Bangladesh Urban Youth Councils Network that is initiating youth councils in city corporations across the country to increase to access to civic participation of young people. He was nominated by the U.S. Department of State to the International Visitors Leadership Program in 2013, and Asia Young Leader for Democracy in 2015.