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Md. Maksudur Rahman

Chief Executive
Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)

I have been working with Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) as the Chief Executive since 2010. I am the founder of BEDS. I have a long working experience on environment and development sectors. More than 50 projects have been implemented under my leadership on Environment and Ecosystem; Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation; Clean/Solar Energy; Livelihoods; Wildlife Conservation and Protection; Health and Sanitation; Women and  Child Rights and Gender Development with the local people.  I have published more than 10 books and several articles. I received Annual Balipara Foundation Award in 2018 as my of grass-roots leadership recognition. I got 12th Fellow from the UNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Center at the Kangwon National University. South Korea. Under my leadership BEDS received the prestigious Government Divisional Environmental Award in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015; Energy Globe National Award in 2018 and one of the BEDS implemented projects "Eco Village in Bangladesh" has been selected to be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai's Global Best Practice Program.

Publications:

  1. Book on Rivers Beyond Borders (India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Atlas)- IUCN, Bangladesh
  2. Marine Turtle Illegal trade in Bangladesh- Seagrass – Watch Newsletter
  3. Sundarbans biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation through sustainable eco-tourism promotion and Community Based wetland resource management in the Hakaluki Haor ECA: Decrease pressure on resources and destruction exploitation- South Asian Regional Conference
  4. Freshwater Turtle Hunting Technology, Preservation Systems, and Complex Trade Social Networks in Bangladesh- Nine Annual Symposiums on Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, Orlando, Florida
  5. Traditional uses of Freshwater Turtles in Bangladesh, Freshwater Turtle Domestic Trade in Bangladesh – Current Practices and Impacts- Eight Annual Symposiums on Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, Orlando, Florida
  6. PICTORIAL STORY BOOK of the HONEY COLLECTORS of BANGLADESH
  7. PICTORIAL STORY BOOK of the Sundarbans GOLPATA (Nipa Palm) and BAWAL (Nipa Collectors) Life of BANGLADESH
  8. PICTORIAL STORY BOOK of the Sundarbans Coastal FISHERMEN of Bangladesh
  9. Booklet for class five (Our Sundarbans in stories)
  10. Booklet for class four (Our Sundarbans in rhymes)  
  11. Booklet for class five (Our Sundarbans in stories)  
  12. Sundarbans Education/Learning game cards (education game)  
  13. Sundarbans Playing Cards
  14. Sundarbans Board Game (Ludo Game)
  15. Sundarbans Model Game
  16. Practical Guideline on the Sundarbans Mangrove Education
  17. Local Culture and Heritage of the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh
  18. Beauty of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest
  19. A Guidebook on Travelling to the Sundarbans Mangrove forest in Bangladesh
  20. Environmental Education Manual for Villagers
  21. Poster on What is Environment, What is Climate Change, What is Natural Resources, What is Forest, What is Biodiversity, Biodiversity of Sundarbans, Sundarbans Mangrove Ecosystem Services in Our Daily Life,  Our Eco Village, Sustainable Development Goals,

Interview on Environment and mangrove Ecosystem in National TV and Project documentary

  1. https://www.facebook.com/bedsbd.org/videos/814055758792838/
  2. https://www.facebook.com/bedsbd.org/videos/525814787859126/UzpfSTEzMTE4M...
  3. https://www.facebook.com/DBCNews24x7/videos/2062021677372643/UzpfSTEzMTE...
  4. https://vimeo.com/286973059
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLASK5YPW8o
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeu7QF17FNo&t=22s

I am an environmental leader of Bangladesh; having more than 18 years working experience on environmental protection, wildlife conservation through education, advocacy, awareness campaign and livelihood improvement of the forest dwellers through sustainable use of natural resources, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) with the coastal communities since 2000. I am young, energetic, dedicated and dynamic person on Sundarbans mangrove flagship ecosystem conservation and environment protection. I am one of the founder member of the Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) in 2010 (www.bedsbd.org) for maintaining the ecological balance and create harmony between human and nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBPBmWRNE2c

Expertise: 
Biodiversity awareness
NBSAP Role: 
Learning more
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English
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Member Since: 
December 2018