Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and C4RE Services Ltd
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Geoinformatics for NRM, climate science, summer monsoon in South Asia and Bangladesh, remote sensing, geographical information system, Decision Support Systems, Community based adaptation, climate/disaster, early warning (flood, cyclone, erosion)- in South Asia, Community based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), CC impact on forest ecosystems, ecosystem modeling
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Currently Fellow of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Director of NABIC-innovative, dedicated academician and professional with over 27 years of experiences from field level to multi-country programs on protected areas, conservation planning, investment planning, master plan development, DRR, climate change, adaptation and resilience researches, assessment, monitoring, participatory planning and implementation of projects/programs. Contributed in revision of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCSAP) and National Adaptation Plan (NAP) preparation and NAP Nepal. He still recall taking first step in promulgating Amiree Decree declaring Al Dhakira mangrove as Nature Park and first ever protected area in Qatar. It started from a simple family trip after which he advocated to the university and authorities to declare it as protected area through all assessments and management guidelines. For this he had to start from “0” and finally it was declared as Nature Park. He worked on Investment Planning for Select Protected Araes in Bangladesh and played key role in preparing concept and execution CREL project as well. He is working and worked with ERD (as NDA), IDCOL and PKSF (as NIA) in developing several projects for GCF support. He led several projects on climate information, services, early warning and agro-met services as adaptation solution. He served as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI in HI-AWARE and was one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of Assessment on Peri-urban Agriculture in South Asia, East and West Africa. He is Adviser to The Anticipatory Flood Management (AFMA) Research in Nile River Basin. Dr. Syed possesses vast expertise in teaching and research on renewable and alternative energy, ecosystem based adaptation, environmental management, management, assessment, monitoring, natural resources, SDGs, policy analysis and formulation, environmental management guidelines for different sectors. He has worked quite extensively on application of remote sensing, GIS, geoinformatics in adaptation, agriculture, water and forest resources sectoral; investment planning, conservation planning, assessing impacts of climate change, adaptation planning and policy analysis and recommendations. He has a long experience in teaching and supervising research students in environmental geospatial science, climate change adaptation, ecosystem and climate modeling, community based early warning, disaster risk reduction and management at different universities. Dr. Syed has worked for several national and international organizations including the University of Twente, Wagenigen University, Netherlands, Max Plant Institute, Germany and Bergen University, Norway, Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, UNDP, ICIMOD, IFPRI, FAO, European Commission, IOM, IDRC, DFID, USAID etc. His research interests and in depth climate science, climate, coast & ocean modeling, drivers and conditions leading vulnerability, geoinformatics in adaptation & spatial planning, participatory adaptation planning, and disaster risk reduction, capacity enhancement in these fields. He has many publications in peer reviewed books, journals and book chapters on climate modeling, ecosystem modeling, adaptation, forestry, remote sensing, GIS, food security, NRM and adaptation.
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