He is an environmental and human rights activist working for CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network) as its Chief Executive since 2010. Before joining CLEAN, he left Humanitywatch after working for more than 18 years as Chief Executive of that organization. He has completed his Masters of Political Science in 1999 from Govt. BL University College, Khulna under National University of Bangladesh.

Later he obtained a number of training from national and international institutions on the issues related with Campaign and Advocacy; Child Rights; Community Development; Digital Campaign; Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Rights and Law; Fiscal Management; Forest Rights; Gender and Development (GAD); Human Rigths; International Financial Institutions (IFIs); Monitoring and Supervision; Organizational Management; Participatory Evaluation; Participatory Action and Research (PAR); Participatory Learning and Action (PLA); Project Proposal Writing; Real-time Monitoring; Report Writing; Right Based Approach; Strategic Planning; Sustainable Development and Training of Trainers (TOT).

Chief Executive: CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network)
Editor: Mangropedia (a quarterly journal and online encyclopedia on mangroves)

Agriculture and Marginal Producers | Climate Migration and Resilience | Environmental Education | Fiscal Governance and Debt | Forest and Forest People | Mangrove Conservation

Campaign and Policy Advocacy | Capacity Building and Training | Humanitarian Advocacy | Participatory Evaluation | Participatory Research | Project Management | Project Planning | Project Proposal Writing | Policy Analysis and Report Writing.

2018: Complements of Excellent Teaching: Development Studies Discipline, Khulna University
2012: NGO Organizer Award: Asian Marine Conservation Assocation (AMCA)  
2010: Honorary Citizenship: Bozeman City, Montana, United States

Actionaid Bangladesh; Bangladesh Food Security Network (KHANI); BIC Europe; Both Ends; Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL); Center for Education and Culture (CEC); Christian Commission for Development of Bangladesh (CCDB); COAST Trust; Democratic Budget Movement (DBM); Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD); Forest Peoples Programme (FPP); Gonoshajajjo Sangstha (GSS); International Accountability Project (IAP); Local Environment, Development and Agriculture Research Society (LEDARS); Mangrove Action Project (MAP); Mangroves and Reefs Education Association (MREA); NGO Forum on ADB; Oxfam in Bangladesh; Participatory Research and Action Network (PRAN); Peoples Empowerment Trust (PET); SETU-Bangladesh; Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB); Unnayan Dhara; Unnayan Onneshan (The Innovators) and Uttaran

01. International Committee (IC) Member: NGO Forum on ADB
02. Focal Point: Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM), Bangladesh
03. Executive Committee Member: Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL)
04. Member Secretary: SDG Watch Bangladesh
05. Focal Point: Sundarbans Watch Group
06. Member: Democratic Budget Movement
07. Member: Equality Forum, Bangladesh
08. Member: Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD)
09. Member: Food Security Network of Bangladesh (KHANI)
10. Member: Water Logging Advocacy Platform (WLAP): Member

Books and Booklets
2018 September: Lead Author, Bhola Integrated Power Plant (Bhola IPP) and its Impact on Local Communities: Voices from the Ground: A Civil Society Study Report published by CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED) and NGO Forum on ADB, Manila, The Philippines. Link:a>

2018 February: Author, “Tale of Hilsa (ইলিশকথা)” published by Yukta, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

2015 December: Author, “Employment and Health Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশে প্রতিবন্ধী ব্যক্তিদের কর্মসংস্থান ও স্বাস্থ্য বিষয়ক অধিকার)” published by Actionaid Bangladesh

2015 November: Translator, “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Bangladesh (জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন মোকাবেলায় জাতীয়ভাবে নির্ধারিত অবদান)”, published by CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), CCDB (Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh), CSRL (Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods), Act Now, Act Alliance and Bread for the World (BROT): Dhaka. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4908.1681

2015 September: Co-Author, “A Tale from Climate Ground Zero: Climate Change, Land and People of Bangladesh” published by Coast Trust and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh: Dhaka. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2649.4165

2015 February: Research Report on “Participatory Study on Oil Spillage Disaster in the Sundarbans: Impact on Biodiversity and Peoples Livelihood” published by CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), Sundarbans Watch Group (SWG) and Oxfam in Bangladesh: Dhaka. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4759.7285

2014 November: Co-Author, “Marvellous Mangroves Curriculum of Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশের অপরূপ বাদাবন)” with Kushal Roy et. al. published by CLEAN (Coastal Livelihoods and Environmental Action Network), Mangrove Action Project (MAP) and Mangroves and Reefs Education Association (MREA). Khulna

2013 November: Author, “Climate Induced Migration: Political and Institutional Framework” published by Equitybd Bangladesh. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2425.7764

2012 September: Co-Author, “Peoples Perspective on Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (বাংলাদেশ জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন বিষয়ক কৌশলপত্র ও কর্মপরিকল্পনা : জন-অভিমত)” with Syed Aminul Hoque, published by Equitybd and CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network): Khulna

2011 November: Co-Author, “Political Economy of Climate Change (জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের রাজনৈতিক অর্থনীতি)” in Bangla with Syed Aminul Hoque and Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, published by Equity and Justice Working Group (Equitybd) and Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL): Dhaka

2010 September: Translator, “Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2009 (বাংলাদেশ জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন কৌশলপত্র ও কর্মপরিকল্পনা)” published by CLEAN and CSRL: Khulna

2010 January: Co-Author, “Socioeconomic analysis of Aila Refugee in Khulna City (শেকড়হীন মানুষের কথা : ঘূর্ণিঝড় আইলায় বাস্তুচ্যুত জনগোষ্ঠীর আর্থসামাজিক অবস্থা)” in Bangla published by CLEAN and CSRL: Khulna

2009 December: Translator, “Copenhagen Accord” (কোপেনহেগেন সন্ধি : প্রত্যাশার পর্বতের পর প্রসবিত মূসিক) in Bangla published by Humanitywatch and LEDARS, December 2009

2009 December: Co-Author “Climate Change: Voice of Victims from Bangladesh Coast (জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন : উপকূলীয় ক্ষতিগ্রস্তদের কণ্ঠস্বর)” in Bangla and English with Gouranga Nandy, published by Humanitywatch, Uttaran and CSRL: Khulna

2009 October: Translator, “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (জাতিসঙ্ঘ জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন বিষয়ক কর্মকাঠামো সনদ)” in Bangla published by Participatory Research and Action Network (PRAN): Noakhali

2008 March: Translator, “United Nations Declaration of the Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Rights (জাতিসঙ্ঘ জাতি বা সম্প্রদায়গত, ধর্মীয় ও ভাষাগত সংখ্যালঘু অধিকারের ঘোষণাপত্র)” in Bangla published by Humanitywatch and CEC: Khulna, March 2008

2007 December: Author, “State of Women Rights Situation in Greater Khulna (বৃহত্তর খুলনার মানবাধিকার পরিস্থিতি ২০০৭)” in Bangla published by Combined Human Rights Committee (CHRC): Khulna



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