Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society

A National Platform for All Environmental Graduates in Bangladesh

Govt. Reg. No. S-13643/2021

Brief history

The necessity of a national-level platform for environmental graduates in Bangladesh has long been felt over the last two decades, as many students have graduated in environmental science-related subjects from different universities in Bangladesh since 2002. However, no specific and collective efforts were taken to materialize this dream. Finally, in 2020, a group of environmental graduates has taken forward this dream with a fresh effort and enthusiasm to form a government registered national platform for all environmental graduates in Bangladesh.

At the first meeting on 01 June 2020, the initial idea for establishing the organization was proposed, then a brief outline of the organizations was proposed at the second meeting on 13 June 2020. The Convener committee for the proposed organization was formed in a general meeting held on 20 June 2020. Mr. Mohammad Arifur Rahman was selected as a Convener of the Committee. The Convener committee has prepared the constitution of the society by 24 September 2020. After that the committee has received name clearance for the society on 23 September 2020. Initially, potential members of the society were registered between 30 August to 10 October 2020. Then, the constitution of the society was approved in a general meeting held on 24 October 2020 and a three-member Election Commission was formed in the same general meeting. The Election Commission was led by Mr. Md. Shahinur Rahman Kabir as a Chief Election Commissioner. The election schedule for the first Executive Committee election was declared on 31 October 2020, and subsequently, a 13-member Executive Committee was elected on 21 November 2020.

With the very active role of the Executive Committee members and other members, the Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society was officially registered with the Joint Stock Companies & Firms, Bangladesh on 11th August 2021.

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Message From Executive Director

Mohammad Arifur Rahman

With great pleasure, I welcome you all to Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society- a national level platform for all environmental graduates in Bangladesh. We wish to be connected with environmental graduates and put collective efforts to progress environmental education and professional development of the graduates. From the beginning of the Society, we have already started various activities for supporting our members through providing information on jobs and scholarship opportunities, creating awareness through seminars and publications, and connecting graduates and current students through networking programs. We will explore every opportunity for our members and establish our professional positions in all sectors in Bangladesh. Also, we will take collaborative actions with other environmental organizations for enhancing environmental awareness and environmental protection in Bangladesh. I expect your warm and heartiest cooperation for fulfilling our mission and vision of the Society.

Message From President

Dr. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman

With the growing concerns for environmental protection, climate change and sustainable development, the necessity of environmental education and environmental profession have been well established around the world including Bangladesh in recent decades. While education in environmental science-related subjects has been initiated in Bangladesh since 1996, the environmental graduates are facing huge challenges for positioning their professional careers within mainstream government and non-government sectors due to the lack of professional institutions that can raise voice for all. A collective effort to overcome those challenges has been felt by the environmental graduates of Bangladesh for a long time, which led to the formation of the “Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society” in 2020. The society will act as a leading national platform for all environmental graduates in Bangladesh. From the beginning, we will put every effort to provide support to our graduates for developing their academic excellence and professional career at home and abroad. In addition, we will promote environmental awareness in every sphere of society and will support government and non-government organizations for strengthening policies and environment-friendly practices in Bangladesh. I welcome all environmental graduates from different educational institutions to join “Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society” and strengthen our collective endeavor.