Sadeka Halim
Sadeka Halim

General Information
Former Chief Information Commissioner

Full Name: Professor Dr. Sadeka Halim

Affiliation: University of Dhaka

Current Position: Professor, Department of Sociology

Place of Birth: Bangladesh

Home District: Cumilla

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Dr. Sadeka Halim is a professor of University of Dhaka and the first female dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University. She is the first woman to be the Chief Information Commissioner of Bangladesh.

Sadeka passed SSC exam in 1978 from Udyon High School and HSC exam in 1980 from Holycross School and College. She graduated on Social Sciences from the University of Dhaka in 1987. Her father, Fazlul Halim Chowdhury, was one of the longest-serving Vice-Chancellors of the University of Dhaka.

In 1988, Sadeka was appointed as a teacher in the Department of Social Sciences of University of Dhaka. Later she received a second postgraduate and PhD degree from McGill University of Canada with Commonwealth Scholarship. She then completed the post-doctorate of the Commonwealth Staff Fellowship from the University of Bath of the United Kingdom.

Sadeka served as the first woman information commissioner from July 2009 to June 2014. Besides, she served as a syndicate member of the University of Dhaka from 2004 to 2009, and she was a member of the executive council of the Teachers' Association and three times a member of the Senate. She was a member of the National Education Policy Committee-18 of 2009 special educationists committee. About 50 research articles have been published in national and international journals. Issues related to gender equality, forest and land, development, indigenous issues, rights of human rights and information.

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