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Talat Mahmud is education sector director for Save the Children in Bangladesh. He manages a large education portfolio, which includes projects on early childhood development, non-formal and formal primary education, madrasa education, adolescent development, technical and vocational education, multilingual education, and school disaster management projects. He has 20 years of experience supporting both formal and non-formal primary education and early childhood education programs in Bangladesh and abroad. Mahmud served as the research coordinator on the “Reading for Children” action research project, as well as an ethnographic research project on “Learning and Using Literacy” in rural Bangladesh. He has also served on the working group to review the national primary education curriculum for the Bangladesh National Curriculum and Textbook Board. He contributed to the development of the non-formal education equivalency national framework and the non-formal education teachers’ capacity development framework. He holds master's degrees in education and economics.