Project Manager

Dr. Mohammed Muzammel Hoque is the Project Manager of ‘Integrating Community-based Adaptation into Afforestation and Reforestation Programmes in Bangladesh’. He has nearly 16 years of professional experience in the areas of coastal afforestation/reforestation, natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, co-management of protected/ecologically critical area, mangroves conservation/ restoration, social forestry, community-based adaptation, ecosystem based adaptation, natural resources governance, eco-tourism development, etc. Prior to join this position he served as a ‘Consultant’ at USAID supported Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project for the preparation of Forest Protected Area Management Plans. He also worked with BRAC, PROSHIKA, numerous UNDP/GEF/USAID funded projects such as ‘Coastal and Wetland Biodiversity Management Project (CWBMP), Integrated Protected Area Co-management (IPAC), Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation (CBACC-CF) projects.

Dr. Hoque is a proven team leader and has sound knowledge and expertise in programme/project development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, identify problems and causes of potential bottlenecks, strategic planning, result based management, preparation of conservation/forest management plan (CMP), financial management, supervise staffs and PNGOs in achieving outputs, develop annual activity and procurement plans, provide guidance and leadership role as a part of senior management team.

Dr. Hoque has practical expertise in research design, conduction of research independently and has published 13 scientific articles related to climate change, diversity, ecology and importance of mangroves. He has participated in numerous national/international trainings/workshops/conferences especially in India, Vietnam and Malaysia and presented his research findings.

Dr. Hoque is a Forestry graduate and completed MSc in Forestry from the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University. He has also completed PhD in Forest Management and Ecosystem Sciences emphasizing ecological roles of mangroves from the University Putra Malaysia. He is father of two daughters.

Communications Officer

Mr. Kabir Hossain has extensive expertise in different aspects of communications, advocacy and networking. Since January 2016 he is holding the position of Communication Officer of ICBA-AR program of UNDP Bangladesh. Between June 2013 and December 2015 Mr. Hossain was responsible for overseeing the communications and advocacy affairs of three justice sector projects of UNDP Bangladesh.

Before joining UNDP he worked for two years as Head of Communications for the Chars Livelihoods Programme, the largest portfolio of DFID in Bangladesh on poverty alleviation. In addition he has worked for disaster management of Bangladesh Government, disability programme of Handicap International, protection of violence against women programme of Naripokkho, and the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP).

Mr. Hossain obtained his postgraduate degree in Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

M&E Officer

Mr. Abdullah Ahmad served for different UNDP funded community based biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation projects in some Ecologically Critical Areas (ECAs) of Bangladesh between 2004 and 2014 that were implemented by the Department of Environment of Bangladesh. During this period, he also served as UNV. In 2012 he has worked in a team of consultants to draft the ‘Bangladesh Environment and Climate Change Outlook (ECCO) Report’. Currently he is serving as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for ICBA-AR Programme. 

In addition, Mr. Ahmad also as part of his study undertook short term professional affiliations with the National Park Services of the United States Federal Government, and UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Center in the UK.

Mr. Ahmad obtained B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Course work) degrees in Botany from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. During 2010-11 he participated Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, a Fulbright leadership development program on natural resources management in Cornell University, USA. In 2014 Mr. Ahmad attended the Environmental Leadership Program of University of California, Berkeley, USA with a scholarship from World Wildlife Fund, Switzerland. In the same year he went to the University of Cambridge, UK to study M.Phil. in Conservation Leadership with a Commonwealth Scholarship and obtained the degree in 2015.

Programme Support Officer

Mr. Hossain has long experience of working with UNDP’s Admin and Finance system. He served as Admin and Finance Assistant for the Environment Cluster of UNDP Bangladesh from 2004 to 2007. Then he served as Executive Assistant to the Country Director of UNDP for a year. Between 2007 to 2016 he worked as Project Assistant for the Policy Support & Communications Cluster, and the Climate Change, Environment & Disaster Cluster of UNDP successively.

Before joining UNDP Bangladesh’s country office, from 1996 to 2004 Mr. Hossain served as Administrative & Finance Assistant for several UNDP funded projects focused on community empowerment, poverty alleviation and women development. 

Mr. Hossain Obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, Management & Marketing from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.Since March 2016 Mr. Hossain is bearing the responsibility of Programme Support Officer for the ICBA-AR Programme.

Project Assistant

Mr. Alam has experience of working for both in development sector and in private sector. Through his decade of work experiences he has gained skills in admin, finance and accounts. From 2009 to 2015 Mr. Alam worked for ‘the Haor Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project (HILIP)’ and ‘the Community Based Resource Management Project (CBRMP)’ of LGED both of which were funded by IFAD and the Government of Bangladesh. Prior to that he worked as account officer for four years in a readymade garments company. Since February 2016 he has been holding the position of Project Assistant of ICBA-AR Programme of UNDP Bangladesh.

Mr. Alam obtained B.Com (with honors) and M.Com. degree in Accounting from the National University of Bangladesh.

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