Muhammad Abdur Rahaman is serving the Center for People and Environ (CPE) as Director. Mr. Rahaman is dedicated young climate scientist who is working in the field of climate science and policy for more than 18 years. In this journey, Mr. Rahaman has served national and international organizations as researcher, practitioner, development actor in climate change, disaster risk reduction, climate smart agricultural innovations, climate change and health nexus. Mr. Rahaman is recognized by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as Young Climate Scientist in 2020. He is serving Global Taskforce of Climate Change, Water & Energy as Chair to lead the scientific research. He is also working as focal point of CONVERGE COVID-19 Working Group): Economic Impacts of School Disruption and Resource Allocation established by natural hazard center, Colorado University. He has served Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for two times (2009 and 2014). He is the founder of CAMET Park, Deshojo Bazar and Subarna Krishi.
He is also involved as Expert of International Expert Network on “Household Gardens for Resilience and Recovery” HG4RR) to work for climate resilient home garden globally. He was involved as Expert Assessor of the Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment project (FPESA) of World Watch Institute, USA. Mr. Rahaman is ilvovled with Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN), Sustainable Development Network (SDN), Global Eco-village Network, Climate Technology Center & Network (CTCN), ACCRN (Connecting People to Build Inclusive Urban Climate Change Resilience), International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Mountain Research Initiatives (MRI).
He is a reviewer of Springer Handbook on Climate Change Management, Physical Science Chapter of Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), reviewer and focal point of SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport for the Transport and Climate Change Global Status Report (TCC-GSR) 2020, Scientific African, Unicef-PSTU Community Engagement towards Climate Resilient Health System (CE2CRHS) project.
Muhammad Abdur Rahaman has presented his research findings in home and abroad among scientist communities. In his research history, for the first time he innovated impact of salinity on women reproductive health which is featured in Outreach Magazine in 2014. He has presented his research works in India, Nepal, Germany, Netherlands, China, Egypt, UK, Italy, France, Denmark, Monaco, Kenya, Indonesia etc.
He has also published several articles and book chapters in peer reviewed international journals and books published by Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, Black and Willey, Frontiers etc.
Mr. Rahaman has conducted several studies on climate change, disaster risk reduction, and agriculture and value chain. A salient feature of studies are:
1. Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA);
2. Final evaluation of the Featuring Green Earth Project;
3. Study on market and value chain assessment in Barishal Division;
4. Study on Status of Climate Resilient Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Dacope Upazila , Khulna;
5. “End line evaluation of Integrated Flood Resilience Programme through Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR)”;
6. Baseline Study for Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Program of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society;
7. Developing a Training Module on Climate Risk Insurance (Crop insurance);
8. Climate communication strategy development for climate resilient health system;
9. Study on Social Cohesion between Rohingya and host communities in Teknaf;
10. Phase-end evaluation of Panii Jibon Project;
11. Baseline assessment of floral wealth in the city and development of plan for open green spaces in Rajshahi, Bangladesh under accelerating climate action through the promotion of Urban Low Emission Development Strategies (Urban-LEDS II);
12. Developing low cost and low carbon cook stove;
13. Capacity building of community radio journalists to promote climate justice in local ethnic communities of costal belt of Bangladesh;
14. Evaluation Study of Development and Extension of Livestock (cow based) Cluster in Tala Upazila (Satkhira district) by Using Modern Technology and Adopting Improved Management Practice;
15. Study of “Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh (SUFAL);
16. Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Framework Development for Sustainable Livestock Entrepreneurship Development in Satkhira;
17. Study on Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) of the project “Strengthening of Resilience and Adaptability to Climate Change in North Bangladesh”;
18. Quantitative study of access to information by Rohingya Refugee and Host Communities;
19. Landscape of WASH in IWRM in Bangladesh;
20. Developing working paper(s) on Climate Change Adaptation using Information and Communication Technology and Its Potential on National Actions (including Local Adaptation Plan of Action, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and BCCSAP);
21. Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Baseline Formulation in Rohingya Refugee Camp Areas of Teknaf;
22. Maximizing saline tolerant forage in saline prone areas of south-west coastal belt of Bangladesh
23. Promoting Climate Resilient Agricultural Technology to ensure food security and health safety in the flood prone Bagerhat and Khulna;
24. Patterns and Effects of Climate Change on the Food Security and Livelihoods of Marginalized Communities in the North of Bangladesh, and Related Advocacy”;
25. Assessment of Land loss and food security in Patiya, Laksam, Kahalu, Kaliganj, Bhuapur, Kalapara;
26. Implement Communication and Visibility Plan of Urban Management of Migration and Livelihood (UMML), Urban Management of Internal Migration due to Climate Change (UMIMCC);
27. Impact of salinity on reproductive health of women and adolescent in Bagerhat district of Bangladesh;
28. Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development of Shrimp Farming along the Coastal Belt of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Chakaria and Satkhira, Bangladesh;
29. Impact of air pollution on pedestrians in Chittagong City Corporation;
30. Hydrogeological Conditions in a Coastal Settlement of Bangladesh: A Case of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila of Bangladesh;
31. Water Quality Parameter (Limnology & Aquatic Environment) Analysis of Halda River funded by MoEF from January 2009 to December 2009;
32. Potential Vulnerability Assessment of Tsunami disaster along the Coastal Belt of Chittagong;
33. Potential vulnerability assessment of climate change on vegetation along the coastal belt of Bangladesh.