Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society

A National Platform for All Environmental Graduates in Bangladesh

Govt. Reg. No. S-13643/2021

13 October, 2021, The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction Observation

As a part of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction observation, BPS has arranged a webinar on “Role of Geospatial Data analysis and visualization for Disaster Risk Management”.

Mr. Ahasanul Hoque, Knowledge Management Specialist at UNDP & Former National Consultant on GIS and Data Management at World Bank was the speaker and Anwar Jahid, Director (Environmental Awareness), BPS was the moderator.

At the beginning, welcome address was given by Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, President, Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society, he said that the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction.

It is observed every year 13 October; the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. After that the speaker presented his presentation about the Geospatial Data analysis and visualization and their uses in disaster management field in developed and developing countries, and how map and big data support overall country planning, risk identification and risk mitigation. He also discussed about current world scenario and opportunity for environmental professional. More than 84 participants from ES backgrounds and professional joined this program.

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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.