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SESM is proud to present our prominent alumni of a diverse group of individuals who cover the entire globe. Our graduates include :

Zinat Fatima Papia

Zinat completed her undergraduate degree from our Department in 2014 and an MSc in Climate Change and Development (CCD) from IUB in 2017. While she was at IUB, she also received a scholarship to attend a short course on Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia in 2016 on “Ecosystem Based Disaster Risk Reduction”. Currently she is on a full scholarship for International Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Science Programme on Urban Climate and Sustainability.

After graduation from IUB, Zinat began her career with the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) where she worked on projects including Gibika and Gobeshona. She then joined Friendship (international NGO) where she worked with vulnerable communities living on chars. Zinat also attended the “Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Conference” in Bali in 2022 and she has published research articles in international journals and articles in newspapers related with mental health and disasters impacts.

Zinat has been awarded a scholarship for International Erasmus Mundus Join Master of Science Programme on Urban Climate and Sustainability in 2022. It is a 2 year, 120 ECTS Master Programme, offered by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in the UK (coordinator), LAB University of Applied Sciences (LAB) in Finland, University of Huelva (UHU) in Spain, University of Applied Sciences Dresden (HTWD). The programme integrates three main streams, Planning, Management and Science in Sustainability.

Tahsin Rahman

Tahsin Rahman graduated in 2022 with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Anthropology from the Department of Environmental Science and Management. He is presently pursuing a Postgraduate degree in Environmental Leadership and Management at the University of Nottingham (UK), where he hopes to strengthen his leadership skills through the programme and the Institute of Leadership and Management. He was quite active as a student, engaging in many competitions and seminars, valuing his need to ask questions. Tahsin's internship and employment experience have taken him to non-governmental organisations and consulting firms. During and after his degree, he was also active in research activities at the Department of Environmental Science and Management as an External and Volunteer Research Assistant. He was most popular for his initiative regarding managing Cigarette Filter Waste. The University of Nottingham has awarded the Developing Solutions Scholarship to help fund his current program in the UK.

Mohammad Zahid Hassan Sufi

Sufi competed B.Sc in Environmental Science & Management in 2013 from Independent University, Bangladesh and Diploma in visual Journalism from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines in 2020 with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Fellowship. Soon after his Undergraduate studies, he has been working with BBC Media Action. One of his achievements with BBC Media Action is his involvment with an Audio Visual productions; “Amrai Pari (Together we can)” a TV factual program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Amrai Pari reached an audience of 22.5 million across the series and won the Community Mobilisation category in the 2017 Social Media for Empowerment Awards. Currently Sufi is working as the Digital Content Producer and has been involved in making audio visual and radio contents on important and sensitive issues like sexual and reproductive health, child education, women empowerment, gender, child marriage and climate change. He is also providing training local journalists in different parts of the country and working with their capacity building.

Samia Tunazzin

Samia completed her under-graduation on Environmental Science from Independent University, Bangladesh in 2021. She started her professional career as an Assistant Project Development Officer at the Bangladesh Disabled Development Trust (BDDT) after completing her internship period at the same organization. As a part of BDDT she advocated for the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) by developing and implementing several projects and incorporating SDGs. Currently, she is working as an Executive- Sustainability at DBL Group being involved in industrial emission analysis, assessing environmental performance, both business and environmental sustainability, community development, etc. During her academic life, she was an active member of Green Planet Club, IUB and participated and facilitated in many extra-curricular activities & leadership programs and served as a Director of Public Relation at the club.

Tahsin Madani Hossain

Tahsin competed B.Sc in Environmental Science & Management (Cum Laude) in 2013 and M.Sc in Natural Resources and Disaster Management in 2019 from Independent University, Bangladesh. Soon after her Undergraduate studies, she worked briefly at International Development Enterprises, Bangladesh (iDE). Afterwards she worked both as a Content Researcher with a PhD student from Imperial College London and as an Event Coordinator for The Growth Institute. In 2016, she started working in the development sector as a Communication Associate at Innovision Consulting Private Limited. Later, she joined Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) as an Assistant Program Officer for the Live-in Field Experience (LFE) program. She is currently working as an Assistant Coordinator for the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program and also as a Coordinator for the ERASMUS+ Trans4m-PH Project at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.

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Rubayat Khan
SESM Graduate

As part of my studies we had to go to village and stay with rural people for a three week immersive field research program. When doing that I fell in love with Bangladeshi villages and our rural folk. I also felt very strongly this urge to do something to improve the dismal quality of services people have access to, especially in healthcare.

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Shahriar Caesar Rahman
SESM Graduate

The diversity of wildlife in Bangladesh is remarkable. Our diversity is a part of us; it's not a luxury we have