TAPAS RANJAN CHAKRABORTY
Ecologist and Mangrove Expert
Tapas Ranjan Chakraborty has been working in climate change and natural resource management for the last 24 years, focusing on Community Resilience, Technology Transfer, Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management. He has a long experience of mangrove plantation and regeneration. Tapas worked with BRAC, Bangladesh POUSH and CNRS for mangroves. He has developed a number of training materials on mangrove plantations, nursery formulation and community-based vegetation protection. He worked with different networks and groups for the management of natural resources. He was the first country coordinator of the Asia Youth Environment Network supported by the Commonwealth Youth Programme. He was one of the initiators that started ‘Know Risk No Risk’ movement in Bangladesh. He is skilled in policy influence. His areas of interest are action research on climate change, Natural Resource Management and introducing citizen science in climate action. He has developed more than 50 mass awareness materials on climate change and has a good number of research works published on climate action and natural resource management. Bridging the gap between science and policy is his passion. Tapas studied zoology with research on elephant ecology.