Centre for Training & Research

A Trust of Caritas Bangladesh

CDI Team


Director image

Theophil Nokrek


Theophil Nokrek is the Fourth Director of Caritas Development Institute (CDI). Theophil Nokrek has nearly 15 years of experience in Development Sector. He served as Regional Director in Caritas Mymensingh Region for 7 years. He also has extensive managerial experience on human resources and capacity development. He has experience in research, training and evaluation. He has training with particular expertise in Indigenous Rights, Ethnic culture, Traditions, livelihood, Project formulation, Training of Trainers, Facilitation in Peoples Organization, Community Based Credit Union and Disaster Management. He is also expert in Advocacy training with practical experience with the community of Indigenous Peoples land rights and other rights establishment as per UN declarations and ILO conventions. Theophil Nokrek actively participates in national and international forums on indigenous peoples issues. He is member of HR committee of Caritas Bangladesh. He currently leads the team of Research and Training division of Caritas Development Institute. He is responsible to conduct research/study/evaluation/action research of Caritas Bangladesh and Partner Organizations. He has served on a number of Bangladesh's technical and advisory committees' including the National Committee on 'Peace and Justice Commission,'Committee for mainstreaming People Led Development, Mymensingh Shahar Cooperative Credit Union Ltd., The Achik Cooperative Housing Society Ltd. and Board of Trustee member of Caritas Development Institute (CDI). He holds M.Phil research degree on "Life in Garo Culture" from the Department of Bangla from Jahangirnagar University,Savar and he is presently doing PhD research on "Changing of Garo Culture and: Its Scenario." from the same University. He is trained in Disaster Management, People Led Development, Community Advocacy, Indigenous Rights. He is President of Greater Mymensingh Garo Researcher, Writer and Poet Association too. He has published many articles in different journals and magazine. He has published three poetry books of own. He is member of Rotary Club of Mymensingh and Member of Jila Shilpakola Academy of Mymensingh. Presently he is working with Notre Dame College of Mymensingh as Governing Body member.

Training Team

Sukti Kona Sangma



Sukti Kona Sangma has been serving the position of Senior Faculty Member. She started her career at CDI as Faculty Member on 21st August 2002. She earned her MSS degree in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University. She previously served the position of Research Assistant at CCDB and Trainee Officer at World Vision Bangladesh Mrs. Sangma is now responsible to develop modules and education materials for training courses, coordinate and Facilitate training courses, conduct evaluation of CDI activities along with other Caritas projects/partner organizations as and when necessary, prepare training reports, visit fields as and when required.

Chayon Hubert Rebeiro

Coordinator, Training (Marketing)

Chayon Hubert Rebeiro has been serving the position of Senior Faculty Member at CDI since 16th September 2007. He has got his Master in Commerce degree from Jagannath University and MBA degree (major in finance) from Green University of Bangladesh. He has also got Diploma on Leadership in Development from COADY under ST. Francis Xavier University, Canada.
He previously worked with Catholic Jubo Sebadal (Now renamed CBCB Youth Commission) in 1991 to 1996 as Youth animator and Accountant. He has been serving in different capacities in Caritas e.g. worked as the Internal Auditor and Accountant at Caritas central office, Program Officer (Micro Credit) at Caritas Central office, Education Officer at Caritas Dhaka Region and Manager, Disaster Management at Central Office. Moreover, he has been serving at Caritas Employees Cooperative Credit Union Limited as President.
Currently, he is responsible for facilitation training and preparing training materials and module, issue-based article writing for CDI Journal and others, communication with the CDI stakeholders and partners and conducting evaluation as and when required.

Md.Shafiqul Islam

Sr. Faculty Member


Md. Shafiqul Islam has been serving the position of Senior Faculty Member at Caritas Development Institute (CDI) since 12th April 2007. He earned his B. Com. (Hons.) degree in Accounting and master in commerce (accounting) degree from Rajshahi University in 1986 and 1987 respectively. He previously served the position of Program Organizer at BRAC (from October 31st 1991 to September 1992), PO In-Charge (manager) at BRAC ( from October 1992 to January 1993), Trainer at BRAC Learning Division ( from January 1993 to March 2001), Project Officer/Technical officer at Care Bangladesh (from March 2001 to June 2003), Project Officer (District Team Leader-DTL) at Care Bangladesh (from July 2003 to October 2003) and Senior Trainer/AGM (Training and Development) at Bangladesh Association for Social Advancement (BASA) from December 2003 to March 2007.
Mr. Islam is now responsible to conduct training, meeting and workshop professionally, to conduct training needs assessment and prepare annual training calendar of CDI, design training curriculum, develop training module and required materials, coordinate training courses, facilitate training sessions as a trainer, prepare training reports and editing & writing article for published the development journal "Unnayon Samikkhon". Conduct follow-up, field visit and evaluation of CDI activities along with other caritas project/partner organization as and when necessary. Assist in formulating CDI project proposal and strategic planning. Extend support/consultancy services to caritas and its project, partners NGOs, other NGOs and religious institutions/Personnel as and when needed.

Khurshidha Akhtar Jahan

Sr. Faculty Member


Khurshida Akhtar Jahan has been serving as a Senior Faculty Member in Caritas Development Institute (CDI) since April 2007. Ms. Jahan has profound professional experiences in designing, facilitating, evaluating and implementing training and related professional development initiatives for teachers, staff and professionals in development sectors.
Ms. Jahan has extensive experiences in working in the field of gender, social justice, education, development and other related aspectsat national and international level. Before CDI, she worked for capacity development initiatives under the BRAC Learning Division of BRAC; Training Unit of Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD), Capacity Development Unit (CDU) of COMMUNiCA, a leading organization in human resource development. Ms. Jahan also involved in designing and facilitating training for UNICEF, World Vision Bangladesh, Food for Hungry, Sesame Workshop Bangladesh and Swiss Contact Bangladesh.

Samiron Orpa Kuzur

Sr. Faculty Member


Samiron Orpa Kuzur is a Senior Faculty Member of Caritas Development Institute. She is working at Caritas Development Institute since 2004. She obtained her B.A Honors and M.A degree in History from University Of Rajshahi. She started her development carrier in Caritas Bangladesh in 2001. In the commence of her service in 2001, she worked in projects of Development Extension and Education Services and Development (DEEDS) and Integrate Community Development Project (ICDP) under Caritas Dinajpur Regional Office.

Ferdinand Pereira

Faculty Member

Ferdinand Pereira has been serving as Training Faculty Member since November 2017. Prior to that, he has served as Training and Research assistant for CDI. He earned his M.S.S degree in Social Welfare from Dhaka University in the year 1996. Previously he worked in different capacities such as Water and Sanitation, Health and Education, Gender issues with organizations such as Partners in Health and Development, NGO Forum for Public Health, Steps towards Development, Action Aid Bangladesh, Etc. At present Mr. Pereira is responsible to prepare/design Training modules, deliver training as and when required by the organization, Assist in preparing different publications, and provide support to the CDI Team.

Research Team

Golam Maainuddin



Golam Maainuddin has been serving the position of Senior Research Fellow at CDI since November 2012. He earned his Masters degree in Management from the Victoria Government College under National University. Previously he worked with Department of Environment (DoE), Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Resources and Environmental Management Services (REMS), International Center for Eye health (ICEH) and ORBIS International. During the last ten years, he has been involved in different development areas of Climate Change and Disaster Management issues, Water and Sanitation, Health and Education, Gender issues, Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, Poverty alleviation, Environment and Natural Resource Management, policy research and analysis.

At present Mr. Maain is responsible to prepare/design study/research proposal, conduct research/study of CDI, Prepare research/study report, Coordinate research team and maintain linkage with research institute.

Polok Clement Rozario

Research Fellow


Polok Clement Rozario has been working as a Research Fellow at Caritas Development Institute since November 2017. Earlier he served the same organization for one and half year as a Research Assistant. He has expertise in the field of Feasibility study, Baseline study, Impact assessment, Project evaluation, Action research, Tracer study and Employment & Labour Market analysis.Polok Clement Rozario Completed his BBA (Management)from University of Dhaka & MBA (Strategic & International Management)University of Dhaka. Also Recieved Training Course on SPSS for Professionals from Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka, Advanced Course on Research Methodology from Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka. As a member of CDI research team he has undertaken researches for several national organizations including Caritas Bangladesh, Dipshikha, Aloha Social Services Bangladesh (ASSB), Barendra Development Organization (BDO), Samakal Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (SSUS) and GIZ Bangladesh. Publication Misery of Rohingyas': Moral obligation of Bangladesh, page 43, Year-30, Issue-30, Unnayan Shamikkhan, Caritas Development Institute

Information and Communication Team

Jessy Mark Gomes

ICT Officer


Jessy Mark Gomes has joined Caritas Family in July 2016 as an ICT officer He earned his BSc in Computer and Information System from the Universidad Del Gulf under Bhuiyan Institute of Technology. He also earned International advance Diploma in Computer Studies majoring internet Security from NCC Education from a global provider and awarding body of British education. During his Education period he has been involved with teams and companies where he made his both educational & career base with Information technology world. Previously he worked with IT projects and both international and local organizations in ICT sector. Jessy Mark Gomes presently working as an ICT Officer at Caritas Development Institute (CDI).

Shion Benedict Sarkar


Administration Team

Sumon Joseph Gomes

Senior Accounts Officer


Maria Palma

Junior Accounts Officer


James Soren

Junior Admin & HR Officer

Our Helping Hand

Niloy Thigidi


Nitol Mark Costa

Caretaker cum Campus Maintainer

Ruby Begum


Probin Prodhan


Likhon Luis Rozario