Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
Focal Point of Cap-Net Bangladesh secretariat,
Chairman, Core Group, CapNet-Bangladesh
Dr. Rahman is a leading Environment and Development Specialist with wide national, international and global experience and involvement in Sustainable Development, Environment and Resource Management, poverty and equity, disaster management, peoples participation, global governance and modeling evaluation issues. Dr. Rahman is an author and consultant on environment, sustainable development issues and on global planning. He is also the Convenor of a regional network the Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and the Coordinator of the Global Forum on the Environment and Poverty (GFEP) an international network mandated at UNCED. Dr. Rahman has been a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNDP, UN-DESA, UNEP, IFAD, ESCAP, UNCTAD, Asian Development Bank, many national governments, several national and international NGOs. He is the chairman of the Synthesis Committee of the Bangladesh National Environment Management Action Plan (NEMAP) a major participatory plan. He is also the Chairman of Steering Committee; Asia Pacific National Councils for Sustainable Development (APNCSD) Secretariat is in Manila. He is a Research Associate and Visiting Professor of International Diplomacy and Sustainable Development at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA since 1996. He has designed, developed and teaches (1999 and 2000) multi-disciplinary post graduate course on Sustainable Development Challenges and North South Dialogue at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Cambridge, USA. He was also a Faculty Member of the International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS) for the Sustainability Challenge Foundation in the Netherlands. He is also a Reviewer of the World Energy Assessment (1999) by the World Energy Council, UNDP and UNEP. He has edited and co-edited around 20 books on many issues particularly water and environment.