People Behind RDF

People Behind RDF

RDF is the first charitable non-profit organization founded by 8 committed Rohingyas living in different European countries aiming to raise funds worldwide for needy Rohingya victims of Genocide in Rakhine/Arakan, Myanmar/Burma and in Bangladesh, and to empower deprived and underprivileged Rohingyas. RDF is mandated by the 3rd European Rohingya Conference held on 28th-29th of December 2016 in Esberg, Denmark.

Board of Advisors:

Foundation RDF is managed by a Board of Advisors which comprises of 8 individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise The body is formed for a period of four year and a few independent members with eminence and reputation are nominated each year. Members of this board meet once every year.

Members of the Board of Advisors are as follow;

  • From India
  • From Bangladesh
  • From Thailand
  • From Malaysia
  • From Indonesia
  • From Pakistan
  • From United Kingdom
  • From Netherlands


Board of Executive Members:

  • Sazaat Ahammed:
  • Chairman:
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  • A Rohingya, Dutch citizen, 1969 born, married, 2 kids
  • Rohingya Development Foundation [RDF]
  • 1st year Political Science at Freeman University [VU] Amsterdam, Netherlands. Matric passed in Buthidaung Township of Arakan, in Burma
  • Freelance Interpreter and language analyst in the Netherlands & Europe
  • Geldershoofd 439, 1103 BG, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Born & grown up in Buthidaung Township of Arakan in Burma, son of U Noor Ahmed, a medical doctor, Elected MP of Rohingya in 1990 general election in Burma. S Ahmmed is also a Grandson of Abul Bashar, MP & Parliamentary Secretary from 1948 to 1962 in Burma.
    S Ahmmed is the former Chairman of Burmese Rohingya Community Netherlands [BRCNL], The former General Secretary of National Democratic Party for Human Rights [NDPHR] in exile and current volunteer coordinator at European Rohingya Network [ERN]
  • Tun Khin:
  • Secretary:
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  • A Rohingya, Britisch citizen, 1980 born, married, 2 kids
  • Rohingya Development Foundation [RDF]
  • BSc, Master in Civil Engineer from the University of London, UK
  • President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK [BROUK]
  • Katherine Road Flat A 424, E7 8NP, London, UK
  • The Burmese Rohingya Organisation United Kingdom (BROUK) was founded as a volunteer community organization in 2005 by Tun Khin, a leader in the Rohingya exile community and grandson of a former Rohingya Parliamentary Secretary during Burma’s post colonial democratic period (1948-1962). The organization’s mission is to improve the social and human rights conditions of the Rohingya people, a Muslim ethnic group of approximately one million people who have lived in Arakan State for centuries and whose overt lack of citizenship rights have led the United Nations to claim them as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Since its founding, the organization’s social cause quickly became political as the plight of the Rohingya population in western Burma worsened. Over the past eight years, BROUK has been a leading voice for Rohingya people around the world, particularly for those in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh and, more recently, for those displaced and facing grave humanitarian conditions and ongoing human rights abuses, particularly disenfranchisement and lack of citizenship rights,in Burma. In much of its advocacy efforts, BROUK has partnered with other human rights groups, including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Refugees International, Burma Campaign United Kingdom, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Arakan Project.
  • Tun Khin is one of the world’s leading experts on the Rohingya people and is recognized for his ability to connect directly with informed contacts on the ground in Arakan State and in Bangladesh. As President of BROUK, in addition to participating in multiple television news and profile interviews, Tun Khin has briefed officials on the continuing human rights violations committed against Rohingya populations at the US Congress and State Department, British Parliament, Swedish Parliament, European Union Parliament and Commission, the UN Indigenous Forum in NY, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, and the UN Human Rights Council. In early 2015, Tun Khin was selected to receive the prestigious Richard C. Holbrooke award for leadership from Refugees International.
  • Sayed Hussein:
  • Treasurer:
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  • A Rohingya, Norwegian citizen, 1972 born, married, 4 kids
  • Rohingya Development Foundation [RDF]
  • Mechanical Engineer from the University of Oslo, Norway
  • Freelance interpreter in Norway
  • Munkegata 2C, 0656 Oslo, Norway
  • Executive Member [Germany]
  • Executive Member [Switzerland]
  • Executive Member [Norway]
  • Executive Member [Denmark]
  • Executive Member [Britian]
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