Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society

A National Platform for All Environmental Graduates in Bangladesh

Govt. Reg. No. S-13643/2021

Executive Committee

Present Executive Committee Members of BPS
Present Executive Committee Members of Bangladesh Poribeshbid Society

Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman

President 

Dr. Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman has more than twenty years of professional experience in the field of climate change, hydro-meteorological modelling, ecosystem services and landuse management, disaster management and public health. Presently, he is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Climate and Disaster Management, Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST), Bangladesh. In the past, Dr. Rahman served as the Research Officer of the Bangladesh Water Development Board from 2005 through 2012. Dr. Rahman received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in 2015. He had obtained his MSc degree in Environmental Science from the Institute for Water Education-IHE-DELFT (formerly UNESCO-IHE), the Netherlands in 2010. He had completed his BSc in Environmental Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh in 2002. Dr. Rahman has been engaged with several national and international scientific and professional associations and committee at various capacities.

Mohammad Arifur Rahman

Executive Director

Mr. Mohammad Arifur Rahman is a prominent Environmental Specialist in Bangladesh, with 18 years of professional work experience with different national and international development organizations like World Bank, ADB, IFC, JICA, EU, GIZ UNDP, DFID, DAN CHURCH AID, etc. Currently, he is affiliated with Design Development Consultants (DDC) as Environmental Specialist. He has provided management and consulting services on natural resources, river morphology, environment impact assessment and environment management for large scale projects such as Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, Construction of Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti 2nd Bridges and Rehabilitation of Existing Bridges project and Ashuganj 400MW CCPP (East) project. Mr. Rahman holds MSc degree in Water Resources Development from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and BSc degree in Environmental Science Degree from the Khulna University, Bangladesh. Mr. Rahman has published more than 20 research papers and a book named ‘Climate change: Impacts and Adaptation Strategies of the indigenous Communities in Bangladesh’. He is also involved with several national and international associations for environmental conservation.

Abu Jubayer 

Director (Admin & Finance)

Mr. Abu Jubayer is the Managing Director at a renowned consultancy firm named ‘Sustainable Research & Consultancy Ltd. (SRCL)’, which conducts feasibility study, EIA, SIA & different survey projects @ PWD, RHD, BWDB & different ministries.  In the past, he has performed as an Environmental Specialist for ADB, JICA & World Bank supported national level development project. Mr. Jubayer has completed Masters of Science in Water Resources Development from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh. He also obtained PGD from Saga University, Japan in wetland management and PGD in Disaster Management from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He joined 17 training programs in Bangladesh, India and Japan as well. In his research career, he has published 4 journal articles and 8 international conference papers. Mr. Jubayer is also engaged with different environmental societies over the past few years.

Sheikh Abu Jahid

Sheikh Abu Jahid

Director (Education and Professional Development)

Mr. Sheikh Abu Jahid is currently working as a faculty member at the Department of Environmental Science and Chemistry at Hamdard University Bangladesh for more than 7 (seven) years. Prior to this, he has worked as a Researcher at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, CARE Bangladesh and Khulna University. His main expertise includes eco-hydrology, water resources management, climate change and disaster management. He has completed MSc. in Disaster Management from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, MSc in Water Resources Development from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and BSc. in Environmental Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh. He has published seven articles in different refereed national and international journals.

Anwar Jahid

Director (Environmental Awareness)

Mr. Anwar Jahid is an experienced banker with 15 years working experience in the banking industry, currently heading Deposit Origination at Brac Bank Ltd, Bangladesh. Mr. Jahid has been completed BSc. in Environmental Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh, and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is engaged with several organizations working on environmental awareness and promoting green financing.

Subroto Kumar Dey

Director (International Affairs)

Mr. Subroto Kumar Dey is an Environmental Specialist working for Gas Transmission Company Limited (GTCL), Bangladesh. Previously, he worked for Action Aid Bangladesh and JICA. Mr. Dey holds a BSc. in Environmental Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh, and obtained MS degree from the same institute. He has completed various training like GIS, SAP ERP in Bangladesh, and a training on “Finance, Risk Management and Corporate Management” from Putra Business School, University Putra Malayasia.

Md. Abdul Kader Talukder

Director (Publicity and Communication)

Mr. Md. Abdul Kader Talukder is currently working as a Counsellor Cum Inspector (Environment) at Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA). He has 13 years of experience in environmental compliance, water footprint, EMS, EIA, ETP, CETP, sludge management, environmental valuation and sustainability. He has hands on training on EMS, Chemical Management, Occupational Heath and Safety, GIS & RS, Fire Safety, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Lab Management etc. He is also a trainer on Environmental Compliance issues. Mr. Talukder has completed BSc. in Environmental Science and Resource Management and MSc in Environmental Science from Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh. He has also completed Masters of Economics in Environmental Economics and MSS in Industrial Relations and Labor Studies (IRLS) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Jagannath University, Bangladesh. Mr. Talukder has been connected with some professional, voluntary civil society and research organizations from his student life to till date.

Mahmud Hasan Tuhin

Director (Environmental policy)

Mr. Mahmud Hasan Tuhin is an Environmentalist, having rigorous experience in environment related national and international environmental affairs, rules and standards. For last 7 years, he is holding the position of Technical Adviser at GIZ focusing Environmental policies and ecological health of the Sundarbans. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hasan served as a Senior Environmental Specialist and Environmental Expert at BCAS and IWFM, BUET for 5 years. He has completed BSc. in Environmental Science from Khulna University and MSc. in Water Resources Development from IWFM, BUET, Bangladesh. He has also completed MSc. in Natural Resources Management from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. He has published several scientific papers and posters in national and international conferences involving environmental management and climate change.

A.K.M. Humayan Kabir Dewan

A.K.M. Humayan Kabir Dewan

Executive Member

Mr. A.K.M. Humayan Kabir Dewan is currently working as a Deputy Manager (Health, Safety & Environment) in Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. (APSCL), Bangladesh for more than five years. In the past, he has worked with Department of Environment (DoE), Admajee EPZ, several consultancy firms and development agencies. Mr. Dewan has more than 12 years of experience in Health, Safety and Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Resettlement Action Plan(RAP), waste water treatment system- ETP, STP, WTP or CETP, Environmental Monitoring, Solid Waste Management, IMS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001) related audits, ADB Safeguard Policy, IFC EHS guideline for power plant, Environmental Safeguard and Management: ADB Operation in The Energy Sector, etc. He has completed BSc. in Environmental Science from Khulna University, Bangladesh, and MSc. in Disaster Management from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is actively involved with several associations working on environmental conservation and awareness in Bangladesh.

Md. Mustafizur Rahman

Md. Mustafizur Rahman

Executive Member

Mr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman is currently working as an Environmental Officer for Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge Project, implemented by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Company Limited. Previously, he worked as an Environmental-in-charge at Samsung C&T Corporation and as a consultant at EQMS Consulting Limited, Bangladesh. He has vast experience in ESIA/EIA, ESMP, EMAP and Environmental Monitoring.  Mr. Rahman holds a BSc. degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management from Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University and MS degree in Environmental Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University. He has also completed ISO 14001:2015 –Environmental Management System Auditor/Lead Auditor course and NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. 

Md. Atiqur Rahman

Md. Atiqur Rahman

Executive Member

Mr. Md. Atiqur Rahman is working as an Environmental Manager and Environmental Expert at an international recognized organization involved with Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion Project. In the past, he has worked with Metro Rail project as EMO, EQMS Consulting Limited and DSCL, Bangladesh. He has long experience in ESIA/EIA, ESMP, EMAP, CEMP etc. Mr. Rahman holds BSc. in Environmental Science from the Jashore University of Science and Technology, and MS in Environmental Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University. Mr. Rahman is also a lead auditor within ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems and ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational health and safety.

F M Ashraful Alam

Executive Member

Mr. F M Ashraful Alam is working as an Environmental Assessment Junior Specialist in MRT Line 5 South Project. He has also worked in different mega projects of Bangladesh including Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Project and MRT Line 1 and 5 (North) feasibility study projects. He has long experience in Disaster Management sectors working UNDP, Bangladesh. He has completed BSc. in Environmental Science from the Jashore University of Science and Technology and MSc. in Disaster Management from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr. Ashraful is also a certified lead auditor with ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems.

Tanjima Hoque Trisha

Executive Member

Tanjima Hoque Trisha is currently working as an environmental expert in a project of Center for Global Environment (CGE). She has completed BSc. in Soil and Environmental Sciences from the University of Barishal and MS in Environmental Science from Bangladesh Agricultural University. Mrs. Trisha has work experience as a Research Assistant in several environmental research projects in the field of water, waste, air and many others. She has a number of publications in International Journal. 

Environmental Research Publication Form

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.