CURRICULUM VITAE OF MD. MAHBUBAR RAHMAN

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1.0     PERSONAL DATA

 

NAME                                              :           MD MAHBUBAR RAHMAN

FATHER’S NAME                   :           Md. Mofazzal Hossain

DATE OF BIRTH                     :           January 06, 1953

NATIONALITY                        :            Bangladeshi

 

PROFESSION                             :           Postgraduate teaching/Research/Administration/Planning

 

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:   Entomology (Pesticide Toxicology/Integrated Pest

Management/Sustainable Crop Protection)

 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE                  : 36 years

 

PERMANENT ADDRESS                    :  Village: Rasulpur, P.O. Fanshitola, Dist. Gaibandha, Bangladesh

HOME ADDRESS              :             House # 01, Block E, Road # 03, Kaderabad Housing Estate, Katasur, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.

 

 

 

OFFICIAL ADDRESS             :           Vice –Chancellor, BSMRAU, Gazipur-1706, Bangladesh

Phone :    +88-02-9205336;

Cell             : +8801711548416

Fax      : 88-02-9205338/9205333

e-mail : vice-chancellor@bsmrau.edu.bd

 

DEPENDENTS:                        :         

 Spouse : Mrs. Nasrina Sultana, Date of birth: 25.8.62;

Education: Graduate

 

Daughter: Meshkat Mahbub Trisha, Date of birth:

14.3.89; Education: “BBA (Hons)”, MBA (Student), USA

Marital status:Married, Green card holder

 

Son: M. A. Mukit Rahman,Date of birth: 5.8.1992

Education:  Student of Professional Accojntancy, Macquarie University, Austulia

 

2.0     EDUCATION
Name of College/University       Period attended

Degree obtained                      Class/Division

Post-Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

1981- 1985    Ph.D. in Entomology (Major: Insecticide Toxicology) Minor: Integrated Pest Management & Agrochemicals)

GPA 3.67 out of 4.0/1st class
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh

1977- 1978    M.Sc (Ag) in Entomology         1st. Class 1st
BAU, Mymensingh                      1972- 1977    B.Sc. Ag (Hons)                        1st. Class 10th out of 300 passed-out
Govt. A.H. College, Bogra/Rajshahi Board

 

Gangnagar A. M. H/S, Bogra/Rajshahi Board

1969-1972     H.S.C. (Science)                       1st. Div.

 

 

 

1964-1969     S. S. C. (Science)                      1st. Div
Ph.D. Dissertation Title:       Ecotoxicological studies of Synthetic Pyrethroids against Pulse beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fab.) and C. chinensis Linn. infesting legumes in storage.
3.0     TRAINING

Overseas:

  • Two weeks training on “Training of Trainers (TOT) on Pesticide Stock Management

Systems (PSMS), and Risk assessment & Management of Obsolete Pesticides” held in IARTC/UTAEM, Izmir, Turkey during 27 October to 09 November, 2011 organized by PRRG/OP Group of UN-FAO, Rome, Italy.

  • Two weeks training on “Training of Trainers (TOT) on Obsolete Pesticide (including

POPs) Management” organized and sponsored by UN-FAO, Rome, Italy during 29

February to 10 March, 2007 in Tunisia, Africa.

 

  • One week’s training on “Ecological methods in agro-biodiversity and pest management research” held at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines during August 30 to September 03, 2004.

 

  • Six weeks training on “Pesticide residue analysis” during November 16 to December

29, 1986 under Dr. E. D. Magallona held at the Pesticide Residue Laboratory, NCPC, University of Philippines at Los Bãnos (UPLB), Philippines.

 

  • Two weeks training on “Integrated control of grain legume insect pests in Asia” during September 3-16, 1983 held at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India.

 

 

InCountry:

  • Two weeks training on “Research Planning and Evaluation” during May 5 to May 20,

1990 held at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur.

 

4.0     COMPUTER SKILL

 

 

Able to operate computer independently and efficiently using latest versions of programs like Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, spreadsheet, including drawing/graphics, both English and Bangla, internet, intranet, browsing, database.

 

5.0     LANGUAGE :

 

Language

Bengali

Read

Excellent

Write

Excellent

Speak

Excellent

English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Arabic Fair Fair Slight
Urdu Fair
Hindi Fair

 

6.0     POLITICAL IDEOLOGY & COMMITMENT:

 

  • Highly enlightened with the dreams and aspirations of the liberation war of Bangladesh, and committed strong solidarity with the Bangalee nationalism;
  • Has committed dedication to the establishment and enhancement of the dreams and ideology of the Father of the nation- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and of the Government of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that follows his ideology;
  • Rejuvenated  as  President,  the  Bangladesh  Chhatra  League,  Shamsul  Hoque  Hall

Chapter in 1975-77 after assassination of the Father of the Nation;

  • Served as  General  Secretary of Chhatra  League,  Isha  Khan  Hall,  BAU,  Member, Chhatra League BAUCSU Nomination Committee, BAU;
  • Represented the gonotantrik teachers (Followers of the Ideology of the Father of the

Nation) as President of IPSA/BSMRAU Teachers’ Association (3 terms);

  • At present, serving as the Executive Committee Member of the Gonotantrik Shikkhok

Parishad of BSMRAU.

  • Acted as Committee Convener in establishing the Mural of the Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and “Muktijuddher Vaskarja” at BSMRAU in

2011/2012;

  • Participated in  several  rallies  and  gatherings  protesting  the  unlawful  and  illegal activities of BNP-Jamaat and Caretaker government regimes.

 

 

7.0     PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

 

 

  • President, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science(BAAS)., 09 November 2016 to till,
  • Member, Executive Council, Association of the Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London 2015-2017, effective from July 2015.
  • President, Association of Universities of Bangladesh (AUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013

March to 2014 April.

  • Member,  Executive  Committee,  Bangladesh  Association  for  the  Advancement  of

Science (BAAS)., 2014-2015

  • President, Bangladesh Entomological Society (BES), 2011/2012 (www.bdentsoc.org)
  • Ambassador,   International   HCH   &   Pesticides   Association   (IHPA),   Denmark

(www.ihpa.info) since 2009 till date & Chief Editor, IHPA Newsletter since 2010.

  • President, Agriculture Faculty Association, BAU, 1978/79.
  • President, Teachers’ Council/Association of IPSA/BSMRAU (1999-2000, 2001-2002,

2004-2005).

  • Vice President, Teachers’ Council, IPSA (1997/1998).

 

 

 

 

8.0     LIST OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • Fellow, Entomological Society of India, New Delhi 110012, India.
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Entomological Society (BES).
  • Life Fellow, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bangladesh Environment Movement)
  • Member, Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS).
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Horticulture Society (BHS)
  •  Life Member, Bangladesh Krishibeed (Agriculturist) Institution.
  • Associate Fellow, Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG).
  • Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

9.0     RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EVENTS ATTENDED:

  1. A. International Seminar/Workshop/Forum:
  • Fourth International Conference on Flame Retardants, held at University of California, Berkeley during 3-4 November, 2012 organized and sponsored by Green Science Policy Institute, USA.
  • 32nd International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants–Dioxin 2012 held in Cairns, Australia during August 26-31, 2012.
  • 11th International HCH and Pesticides Forum on obsolete pesticides management in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia jointly organized by The International HCH & Pesticides Association (IHPA), the Ministry of Ecology & Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan held in Gabala, Baku, Azerbaijan during 7 to 9 September, 2011.
  • SAARC Workshop on SAARC Pesticides Information Network (SPINet) Country Reports on Pesticides held during 30 June and 01 July 2011 at Directorate of Agriculture, Kandy, Sri Lanka organized jointly by SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) and Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka.
  • Second international conference on climate change and NTD held on 29-30 September, 2010 at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka organized by the Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services in collaboration with World Health Organization.
  • Third International Conference on Bangladesh Environment (ICBEN) held at Nowab Ali Senate

Bhaban, Dhaka University during 4 -6 January, 2010.

  • 10th International HCH and Pesticides Forum for “Obsolete stockpiles of pesticides in the Central European and EECCA Countries and other regions – state-of-the-art of the solution of these problems 5 years after the Stockholm Convention has come into force” held during 07-10 September, 2009 at Brno, Czech Republic, Europe organized jointly by the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Czech Republic with RECETOX, Masaryk University and the International HCH and Pesticides Association of the Denmark
  • 9th International HCH and Pesticides Forum for Central and Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asia Countries held during 20-22 September, 2007 at Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, Europe organized jointly by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Government of Moldova and the International HCH and Pesticides Association of the Denmark.
  • Trainers Training Workshop on Obsolete Pesticides Management held in Tunisia, Africa, during February 28 to March 10, 2007 organized by FAO.
  • Training Workshop on Ecological methods in agro-biodiversity and pest management research at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines during August

30 to September 03, 2004.

  • Second International Symposium on Bruchids and Legumes, held during 06.09.89 to 09.09.89 at Okayama, Japan.
  • SAARC Workshop on Pesticide development including formulations, held during 21.9.87 to

26.9.87 at RRL, Hyderabad, India.

  1. B. National
  • National Convention of Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh held at Institution Premise during

11-12, February, 2010.

  • The Seventh Biennial Conference of the Bangladesh Entomological Society held on 29

December 2007 at the Auditorium of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  •  Workshop on teaching manual development on selected drinking water contaminants in

Bangladesh: arsenic, cyanobacteria, fluoride, manganese and pesticides, held on 22-23 and 28

-29 November 2007 at Milton Hall, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

(BSMMU), Shahbag, Dhaka organized by World Health Organization (WHO) and BSMMU.

  • Workshop on Issues before the United Nations Assembly 2007 held on September 01, 2007 at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Chameli House, Dhaka organized jointly by the United Nations Association Bangladesh and UN Wing of the Foreign Ministry Bangladesh, Dhaka.
  • Discussion Meeting on  “Flood, Water logging and Crisis of River Management in Bangladesh” on 31st August, 2007 at Friday at 10-00 a.m. at the VIP Auditorium of the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity, Segun Bagicha, Dhaka organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA).
  • First National Conference on Health Rights, held during 14 – 15 June 2007 at the BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh organized by Health Research and Rights Foundation (HRRF) and Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) Dhaka
  • National workshop on Maximum Residue Limits of pesticides in agricultural commodities and foods held on April 11, 2007 organized by BARC under USAID fund at BARC auditorium, Farmgate, Dhaka.
  • NIP Workshop Bangladesh: Preparation of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) National Implementation Plan under the Stockholm Convention (POP NIP), Department of Environment. Paribesh Bhaban, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2006.
  • National workshop on Preparation of Lesson plans and Lesson sheets for IPM Refreshers course in rice and vegetables held at CERDI on 20-21, July 2005 organized by SPPS project, DAE, Khamarbari, Dhaka.
  • National workshop for IPM operators held at CERDI on 28 – 31 March 2005 organized by

SPPS project, DAE, Khamarbari, Dhaka.

  • National workshop on IPM Policy Preparation held at DAE conference hall, on 25 March

2005 organized by SPPS project, DAE, Khamarbari, Dhaka.

  • Inception Workshop. Bangladesh: Preparation of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) National Implementation Plan under the Stockholm Convention (POP NIP), Department of Environment. Paribesh Bhaban, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2004.

 

  • Seminar on higher education held on 15-16 April 2001 at LGED auditorium, Dhaka.
  • National Workshop on Conventional and Nuclear Technique for Pesticide Residue Studies in

Food and Environment held on 15-19 October 2000 at IFRB, AERE, Savar

10.0   PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH DIFFERENT NATIONAL COMMITTEES

  • Expert Member, Pesticide Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), MOA, the Highest Policy Making and Approving body of the Government of Bangladesh on Pesticide related affairs. From 2002 to date.
  • Convener/Expert, Pesticides Rules Reform Sub-Committee, Ministry of Agriculture.

2005 to 2008.

  • Member/Expert, Review Committee on Pesticide Rules, 1985 formed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Government of Bangladesh in 2003.
  • Convener/Expert, Pesticide Import Related Reform Sub-Technical Committee, MOA,

2003.

  • Convener, Committee for Alternates of Copper Chromated Arsenate (CCA), MOA,

2004.

  • Convener/Expert, Biopesticide Registration Procedure Formulation Sub-Committee, DAE, MOA, 2004.
  • Expert Member, National Coordination Committee, Bangladesh: Preparation of the Persistent Organic Pollutants National Implementation Plan under the Stockholm Convention, Department of Environment, Ministry of Forests and Environment. From

2004 to date.

  • Member, Core Working Group on National Integrated Pest Management Policy, DAE, Khamarbari, MOA. 2000.
  • Expert Member, Technical Committee, Facilitating and Spread of Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Programme of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC). 2005 onward
  • Honorary Participant, FAO Mission on POPs organized by DOE during 6-11-07 to 12-

11-07 in Bangladesh

  • Trainer on Safe Use of Pesticides in Agriculture sponsored by USAID under the IPM Project and organized by BARC during 24-10-07 and 29-10-07 at BARC, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Trainer on Pesticide and Drinking Water Contamination at workshop for Doctors organized by WHO at the BSMMU, Dhaka during
  • Trainer on IPM for the DAE Field staff organized by the IPM Project held at CERDI, Gazipur in March 2005.

11.0   UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES SERVED

  • Member, Syndicate, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

(BSMRAU), Gazipur. 2008 to 2011.

  • Member, Academic Council, BSMRAU since 1996 to date.
  • Convener, Communication Committee, Undergraduate Admission 2010 & 2011/12, BSMRAU.
  • Member-Secretary, University Re-Organization Committee, BSMRAU, 1999-2000.
  • Member, Planning & Development Committee, BSMRAU, 2000-2003.
  • BSMRAU Senior Member, Association of Universities of Bangladesh, 2000 & 2003.
  • Chairman, Scrutiny Committee for the Selection of Assistant Professor and Lecturer of

BSMRAU in 2007.

  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of Entomology, Sher-E-Bangalanagar

Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.2006 onward

  • Member, Research Fund Regulatory Committee of BSMRAU from 03.05.07 – onward

(two years).

  • Member, Review Committee on Ordinance and Grading System of BS Agriculture of

BSMRAU, 2007.

  • Member,  Committee on  Appointment  Criteria  and  Charter  of Duties  of  Dean  of

Graduate Studies of BSMRAU in 2007.

  • Member, Review Committee on Organogram of BSMRAU in 2007.
  • Member, Committee on JICA Assisted Technical Project Proposal Preparation for

BSMRAU, 2007.

  • Member, Committee on Formulation of Labour Rules of BSMRAU in 2001.
  • Member,  Committee  on  Leave  Issues  of  Dr.  Abul  Hossain  Mollah,  Associate

Professor, BSMRAU in 2007

  • Member, Review  Committee  on  Applications  for  Up-gradation  of  BSMRAU Employees, 2001.
  • Member, Construction Quality Monitoring and Supervision Committee of BSMRAU

in 2001.

  • Member, Committee on  Monitoring and Supervision of Underground Cable  Line

Installation in BSMRAU in 2000.

  • Member, Committee on Formulation of Rules of Telephone Use and Entitlement of

BSMRAU Employees, 2000.

  • Member,  Committee  on  Formulation  of  Guideline  for  Rural  Development  in

Bangladesh in 2000.

  • Member, Scrutiny Committee on Recruitment of Employees in BSMRAU, 2000.
  • Member, Coordination Committee for Salary and Facilities of University Teachers formed by AUB, 2000.
  • Member, Staff Employment Committee of BSMRAU from 2000 onward for 2 years.
  • Member, Scrutiny Committee for Recruitment of Assistant Professor and Lecturer of

BSMRAU in 2000.

  • Chairman,  Academic  Costumes  Sub-Committee,  Second  BSMRAU  Convocation

2004 BSMRAU, 2004.

12.0   EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Performed other extracurricular activities including social development at village level, participation in protests at national and international level against environmental- and health hazardous human interventions and policies; awareness creation among general mass regarding environmental pollutants and their remedies;

13.0   SUMMARY OF EMPLOYMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: 9 years

March 20, 2013 to date               :           Vice – Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur

July 17, 2010 to March 2013       :           Director (Planning & Development), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur    Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur

Nov 11, 2007 to Dec 17, 2011           :     Dean (In-charge), Faculty of Fisheries, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur.

Feb 12, 2007 to Nov 11, 2007           :     Head, Department of Entomology, BSMRAU, Gazipur

Nov 1, 2002 to Oct, 2004

Jan 1999 to Nov 2000

Oct 1991 to Oct ’94 (On-lien)            :     Team  Leader,  Technical  Assistance  Programme  (TAP)  to DTW Agricultural Project   funded by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and RNG (the Royal Netherlands Government, DGIS) in greater Rangpur and Dinajpur implemented by Kranti Associates Ltd.

May 1995- May ’96 (On-lien)           :     Project Coordinating Head, Benchmark Survey of sugarcane, a project of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:                16 years

Dec, 2000 to Date                      :       Professor,  Department  of Entomology,  Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh  Mujibur  Rahman  Agricultural University, (BSMRAU), Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

May 16, 1996 to 27, 2000          :       Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, (BSMRAU) former IPSA, Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

RESEARCH JOB:                                  12 years

June 1986 to May 15, 1996       :       Senior  Scientific  Officer,  Entomology  Division,  Bangladesh

Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur.

Dec 1979-June 1986                 :       Scientific Officer, Entomology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural

Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur.

June 1978-June’79                     :       Scientific Officer, Entomology Division, Bangladesh Institution of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh.

July 1979-Dec 1979                  :       Junior  Entomologist,  Ciba-Geigy  Bangladesh  Ltd,  Motijheel

C/A, Dhaka.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:          About 1.75 years over a period of 5 years

Sept 21 to Oct 08, 2012               International   Consultant/Agrochemicals   Specialist   (FAO-UN/ TCIN), World Bank Mission, Improving Agricultural Input Delivery System Project (IAIDSP), Kabul, Afghanistan

July 01 to July 15, 2012              International Consultant/Agrochemicals Specialist (FAO-

April 09 to June 30, 2012            UN/TCIN),  World  Bank  Mission,  Improving  Agricultural  Input

Delivery System Project (IAIDSP), Kabul, Afghanistan

September 05 to 30, 2011

March 06 to March 30, 2011                    International Consultant/Agrochemicals Specialist (FAO- UN/ TCIN), World Bank Mission, Improving Agricultural Input Delivery System Project (IAIDSP), Kabul, Afghanistan

February 27, 2009 to                                Pesticide Regulation Specialist/FAO International

April 26, 2009                                          Consultant, FAO IPM Project, HLP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Kabul, Afghanistan (UTF/AFG/049/AFG) (FAO Consultant Index No. 3024886).

October 04, 2008 to                                  Pesticide Regulation Specialist/FAO International

April 26, 2009                                          Consultant, FAO IPM Project, HLP, Ministry of

(Intermittent total 5 months)                     Agriculture,   Irrigation   and   Livestock   (MAIL),   Kabul, Afghanistan  (UTF/AFG/049/AFG)  (FAO  Consultant  Index No. 3024886).

November 03 2010 to                                            Technical Editor, Country Reports of

July 2011 (Intermittent)                            SAARC  Pesticide  Information  Network  (SPINet),  SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC)

NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT: About 3.5 Years

June 20 to September 10, 2009                Proposal Preparation Consultant, Swisscontact

(Intermittent: Total 20 days)

Oct 1991 to Oct’94 (On-lien)             :     Team  Leader,  Technical  Assistance  Programme  (TAP)  to Rangpur Dinajpur DTW Irrigation   Project   funded by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) implemented by Kranti Associates Ltd.

May 1995 to May 1996 (On-lien)      :     Project    Coordinating    Head/Agriculturist,    Benchmark Survey of Sugarcane, a project under Cash Crop Wing, DAE, MOA, implemented by Kranti Associates Ltd

April 1995 to May 13, 1996

(On-lien)                                            :     Sr.        Consultant/Agriculturist, Kranti Associates Ltd.

August 2003 to September 2003        :     Consultant,   Academic   Planning,   Policy   and   Proposal Preparation for  RDRS     University,    RDRS    Bangladesh, Rangpur, Bangladesh.

2005 to 2008 (Intermittent)

: Expert    (Honorary), Pesticides Rules    Reform    Sub-
Committee,    Pesticide Technical Advisory    Committee

 

(PTAC), Plant Protection Wing (PPW), Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Government of Bangladesh.

14.0   DETAILS OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS/EXPERIENCE IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS SERVED

ADMINISTRATION/MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

March 20, 2013 to date               :           Vice – Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur

Act as the Chief Executive Officer of the university holding the overall responsibility of the administration, management, development, organization, supervision, national and international linkage and collaboration etc.

July 17, 2010 to March 2013       :                  Director   (Planning   &   Development),   BSMRAU, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Held responsible for overall planning and development activities of the university, represent Vice-Chancellor   as   the  Project   Director   for   the  projects’   planning,   development, preparation, obtaining approval, implementation, monitoring, progress reporting and meeting-up queries to the UGC and Ministry; planning, coordination and implementation of procurement of scientific equipment for the academic departments of the university; all other development activities assigned by the university authority.

November 11, 2007 to:               Dean (In-Charge), Faculty of Fisheries, BSMRAU, Gazipur,

17 Dec 2011                                Bangladesh

Prepared Ordinance including policy, rules and regulations for undergraduate program in  Fisheries,  developed  course-curriculum;  Organized  the  faculty including human resource identification, post creation, organogram development, finance arrangement, administration and launching of the academic program.

Feb 12, 2007 to Nov 11, 2007           :     Head, Department of Entomology, BSMRAU, Gazipur

Nov 1, 2002 to Oct, 2004

Jan 1999 to Nov 2000

Looked after all the administrative affairs of the department including staff management, finance  management,  delivery of  services  as  required  by the  superior  offices, official liaison, academic programme management, correspondence, reporting etc.

Oct 1991 to Oct ’94 (On-lien)            :     Team Leader, Technical Assistance Programme (TAP) to

Oct ’94 (On-lien)                                      Rangpur Dinajpu DTW Agriculture Project   funded by implemented by Kranti Associates Ltd.

Organized, supervised and administered including financial management and technical supervision and monitoring of the overall activities and services of a multidisciplinary team of 15 consultants.

May 1995- May ’96                           :     Project   Coordinating   Head,   Benchmark   Survey   of sugarcane, a project of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

Planning and administration of the programme including physical and human resource mobilization and management, monitoring and supervision, and reporting.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

June 2000 to Date                 :     Professor,

May 16, 1996 to June 2000  :     Associate Professor

Department of Entomology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Carry-out teaching, research and training on different aspects   of pesticides and pollutants’ eco-toxicology, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), environmental impact and fate of pesticides and other pollutants including POPs, and IPM of vegetable, legume crops, tree crops,   and storage pests; teach 4 courses viz., Insecticide toxicology, Environmental toxicology of pesticides & pollutants, and Environmental Pollution & Protection including pesticides related different Conventions like Stockholm Convention, Basel Convention, Rotterdam Convention & PIC procedures, Montreal Protocol, pests and plant materials related Conventions  and  guidelines  including  International  Plant  Protection  Convention,  Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Chemicals Threat Reduction’ (CTR) Global Action Plan (GAP), Global Good Agricultural Practices (Global GAP), Euro GAP, Hazard Analysis for Critical Control Points (HACCP), ISO for agricultural commodities, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at MS and Ph. D. Level, and supervise MS and  Ph. D. students’ research; conduct training for farmers, extension personnel, IPM workers, pesticide dealers, provide policy and technical expert support to Plant Protection Wing (PPW), Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) as Expert Member of Pesticide Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), serve in different technical committees  formed  by  university  and  coordinate  meetings,  provide  Expert  opinions  and reports on all above related issues to the PTAC and IPM Working Group; prepare reports; participate in different workshops, seminars, training etc., organized by PPW, SPPS project, University Outreach Program. Prepare research projects, reports, research papers etc.

 

RESEARCH JOB:

Dec 79- May ’96               :    As  the  Senior  Scientific  Officer  (Pesticides)/Scientific  Officer, Entomology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur

Planned, prepared and organized research project proposal, conducted toxicological studies of insecticides, botanicals and inert materials of pests of food crops, insect management  of  grain  legumes,  management  of  bruchids  of  pulses,  and  published several research reports/papers in national and international journals; served on lien to different positions as mentioned above.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Aug 01, 2015 to Jul 31, 2017      The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Sept 21 to Oct 08, 2012               International   Consultant/Agrochemicals   Specialist   (FAO-UN/ TCIN), World Bank Mission, Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs (AAIP), Kabul, Afghanistan

Worked closely with the World Bank’s Task Team and as a key member of the pre-appraisal mission composed  of  Hans  Jansen  (TTL),  Elliot  Mghenyi  (co-TTL),  William  Magrath  (Lead  Natural Resources   Economist),   Zohra   Farooq   (Financial   Management   Specialist),   Aimal   Sherzad (Procurement Specialist), Siddharta Raja (IT Specialist), Sam Kugbei (Seed Specialist, FAO Rome), Selvarajan  Sundaramurthy  (Cost-Benefit  Specialist,  FAO  Rome  Rajiv  Sharma  (CIMMYT),  Arif Rasuli (Sr. Environmental Specialist), Abdul Durani (Social Safeguard Specialist), Najla Sabri (Operations Analyst) and Zabiullah Ahrary (Administrative Assistant) with inputs from the Bank’s Country Management Unit (CMU) in Kabul and in Washington, the project team assembled by MAIL (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation), and Claudio Gregorio of FAO in Rome, the consultant’s main task is to contribute substantially to the development of the draft Project and related documents regarding the Afghanistan Agricultural Inputs Project (AAIP – formerly known as Improving Agricultural Inputs Delivery System Project (IAIDSP)). This project is expected to be presented to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) for financing in December 2012. The consultant built further on the findings of the project preparation mission carried out in July 2012 and fine-tune/elaborate the associated documents produced for that mission. In particular carrying out the following activities:

 

  1. Reviewed the work conducted by the project preparation team since the Preparation Mission of July 2012 by the Project team as part of project preparation– in particular regarding project component # 2 (Quarantine Networks and Quality Control of Agrochemicals);
  2. Further fine-tuned and finalized the specific activities of project component # 2;
  3. Worked with the Economist cost-benefit consultant in the mission to further define and finalize the expected benefits of project component # 2;
  4. Worked with the M&E specialist in the mission and the project preparation team to further defining and quantifying indicators for project component # 2;
  5. Provided support to the further definition of component # 3 of the project (Input

Delivery Systems);

  1. Maintained liaison with other donor-financed projects that deal with agrochemicals, e.g. the Bank-financed Horticulture and Livestock Project, USAID-financed ASAP

(Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program) etc;

  1. Based on the detailed assessments produced by me during previous consultancies, providing inputs for the preparation of the draft project documentation for the ARTF

– in particular the Project Paper, final Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS);

  1. When not on mission in Afghanistan and when needed, use advanced communication technology such as Videoconferencing, Skype etc. to meet with the team, relevant

MAIL staff, development partners and other stakeholders in Afghanistan;

  1. Contribute post-missions development of project documentation and be available for the decision meeting through audio

 

July 01 to July 15, 2012              International   Consultant/Agrochemicals   Specialist   (FAO-UN/ TCIN), World Bank Mission, Improving Agricultural Input Delivery System Project (IAIDSP), Kabul, Afghanistan

Worked closely with the World Bank’s Task Team composed of Hans Jansen (TTL), Elliot Mghenyi (co-TTL), Bill Magrath (Institutional Specialist), Siddharta Raja (IT Specialist), Sam Kugbei (Seed Specialist, FAO Rome), Selvarajan (Economic and Financial Analysis Specialist – FAO Consultant), Arif Rasuli (Sr. Environmental Specialist), Abdul Durani (Social Safeguard Specialist), Najla Sabri (Operations Officer), Aimal Sherzad (Procurement Specialist), Zohra Farooq (Financial Management Specialist), Rajiv Sharma (Country Representative, CIMMYT), Javed Rizvi (Country Representative, ICARDA) and Zabiullah Ahrary (Administrative Assistant) with inputs from the Bank’s Country Management  Unit  (CMU)  in  Kabul  and  in  Washington,  the  project  team  assembled  by  MAIL (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation), and Claudio Gregorio of FAO in Rome, the consultant’s main task is to contribute substantially to the development of the EPP (Emergency Project Paper) and related documents regarding the Improving Agricultural Inputs Delivery System

 

Project (IAIDSP). This project is expected to be presented to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust

Fund (ARTF) for financing towards the end of 2012.  In particular carried out the following activities:

 

  1. Reviewed and analyzed the Project Concept Note (PCN); and other relevant material from alternate sources that would contribute to the preparation of the required project documentation for the proposed IAIDS project;
  2. Participated in discussions with the government regarding the structure and contents of the proposed IAIDS project;
  3. Based on outputs delivered during two recent visits to Afghanistan, prepared the

relevant parts of the EPP related to legal and regulatory frameworks related to use of agrochemicals (laws and bylaws);

  1. Based on  outputs  delivered  during  previous  visits  to  Afghanistan,  prepared  the relevant parts of the EPP related to required investments in MAIL’s Plant Protection and Quarantine Directorate (PPQD) and Quality Control and Food Safety Directorate

(QCSD);

  1. Based on  outputs  delivered  during  previous  visits  to  Afghanistan,  prepared  the relevant parts of the EPP related to required public infrastructure related to managing

and controlling the imports, production, use and quality of agrochemicals – including

laboratories etc;

  1. Based on  outputs  delivered  during  previous  visits  to  Afghanistan,  prepared  the relevant  parts  of  the  EPP  related  to  training  needs  among  traders  and  farmers regarding safe transport, storage and use of agrochemicals;
  2. Based on  outputs  delivered  during  previous  visits  to  Afghanistan,  prepared  the relevant  parts  of  the  EPP  related  to  agrochemicals  delivery  systems  including

definition of the role of MAIL’s Private Sector Directorate;

  1. Based on  outputs  delivered  during  previous  visits  to  Afghanistan,  prepared  the relevant parts of the EPP related to liaison of the proposed IAIDS project with other

donor-financed projects that deal with agrochemicals;

  1. Where requested by the TTL, provided inputs for the preparation of the other project documentation e.g. Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS);
  2. When   not   on   mission   in   Afghanistan   and   when   needed,   used   advanced

communication technology such as Videoconferencing, Skype etc. to meet with the team, relevant MAIL staff, development partners and other stakeholders in Afghanistan;

  1. Contributed to further post-mission development of project documentation and be available for the decision meeting through audio.

 

April 09 to June 30, 2012            International   Consultant/Agrochemicals   Specialist   (FAO-UN/ TCIN), World Bank Mission, Improving Agricultural Input Delivery System Project (IAIDSP), Kabul, Afghanistan

 

Worked closely with the World Bank’s Task Team composed of Hans Jansen (TTL), Elliot Mghenyi (co-TTL), Aimal Sherzad (Procurement Specialist), Siddharta Raja (IT Specialist), Jan Morrenhof (Seed Specialist, FAO Consultant), Sam Kugbei (Seed Specialist, FAO Rome), Rajiv Sharma (CIMMYT), Arif Rasuli (Sr. Environmental Specialist), Abdul Durani (Social Safeguard Specialist), Najla Sabri (Operations Analyst) and Zabiullah Ahrary (Administrative Assistant) with inputs from the  Bank’s  Country  Management  Unit  (CMU)  in  Kabul  and  in  Washington,  the  project  team assembled by MAIL (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation – in particular Mr. Javid Qaim, Project Director), and Claudio Gregorio of FAO in Rome, the Consultant’s main tasks are (1) to help the MAIL Project Team in project preparation in general and Component B (Quarantine Networks and Quality Control for Agro-chemicals) in particular; (2) to participate in the project’s Preparation Mission regarding the Improving Agricultural Inputs Delivery System Project (IAIDSP – this mission is planned for June 2012). The IAIDSP will be presented to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) for financing later in 2012.   In particular the Consultant will build further on the

 

findings  of the  Project’s post-identification  mission of March 2011 and the Consultant’s  earlier

mission carried out in September 2011. Carried out the following activities:

 

  1. Continued assisting the MAIL Project Team in further developing project component

B and contributed to MAIL’s readiness for the Preparation Mission planned for June

2012.

  1. Continued assisting MAIL with the finalization and subsequent approval process of the Pesticide Law and Quarantine Law including their respective accompanying By- laws.
  2. In preparation for the next Bank-MAIL Preparation Mission in June, further assisted the PPQD to assess the performance and gaps in the current institutional set-up and

available  infrastructure  and  manpower  related  to  managing  and  controlling  the imports, production, use and quality of agrochemicals.

  1. Further specified the investments (and refining their costing) that may be supported

by  the  IAIDS  Project  under  component  B  including  staffing,  infrastructure, equipment, training/capacity building etc.

  1. Provided guidance and support to the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) already established with the current preparation grant, in particular the agrochemicals/Plant Protection Specialist and legal consultants.
  2. Provided inputs into the evaluation of three surveys to be carried out in the current preparation phase of the IAIDS Project (surveys are in RFP stage and include wheat

seed  chain  survey,  crop  production  and  input  use  survey,  and  input  distribution network survey).

  1. Maintained liaison with other donor-financed projects that deal with agrochemicals,

e.g. the Bank-financed Horticulture and Livestock Project (HLP), USAID-financed

ASAP (Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program) etc.

  1. Assisted where necessary the consultant who will be preparing the Environment and

Social Management Framework (ESMF) starting April 15.

  1. In June  2012,  participated  in  the  IAIDS  Preparation  Mission  and  contributed substantially to the development of the Emergency Project Paper (EPP) and related

documents.

  1. When  not   on   mission   in   Afghanistan   and   when   needed,   used   advanced communication technology such as Videoconferencing, Skype etc. to meet with the team,   relevant   MAIL   staff,   development   partners   and   other   stakeholders   in Afghanistan

 

 

 

September 05 to September 30, 2011

March 06 to March 30, 2011                    International Consultant/Agrochemicals Specialist (FAO- UN/ TCIN), World Bank Mission, Improving Agricultural Input Delivery System Project (IAIDSP), Kabul, Afghanistan

 

 

Under the terms of this assignment, worked closely with the World Bank’s Task Team composed of Hans Jansen (TTL), Elliot Mghenyi (co-TTL), Bekzod Shamsiev (Agricultural Economist), Siddharta Raja (IT Specialist), IFDC Fertilizer Specialist (TBD), Sam Kugbei (Seed Specialist, FAO Kabul), Philippe de Naurois (Project Development and Institutional Specialist, FAO Consultant), Abdelaziz Lagnaoui and Arif Rasuli (Sr. Environmental Specialists), Mir Ahmad (Operations Officer) and Zabiullah Ahrary (Administrative Assistant) with inputs from the Bank’s Country Management Unit (CMU) in Kabul and in Washington, the project team assembled by MAIL (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation), and Claudio Gregorio of FAO in Rome, your main task is to contribute substantially to the development of the Project Paper and related documents regarding the Improving Agricultural Inputs Delivery System Project (IAIDSP). This project will eventually be presented to the

 

Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) for financing.  In particular carried out the following activities:

  • reviewed and analyzed the Project Concept Note (PCN); and other relevant material from alternate sources that would contribute to the preparation of the required project

documentation for the IAIDSP;

  • reviewed the current status in Afghanistan regarding legal and regulatory frameworks related to use of agrochemicals; identified gaps and suggest improvements;
  • Reviewed the current status in Afghanistan regarding available infrastructure related to  managing   and   controlling   the   imports,   production,   use   and   quality   of

agrochemicals; identified gaps and suggested improvements including the need for

laboratories etc.;

  • reviewed current  status  of  knowledge  among  traders  and  farmers  regarding  safe transport, storage and use of agrochemicals;
  • reviewed current status of knowledge regarding farmers’ access to agrochemicals and

developed rough estimates of quantities used and their main sources;

  • assessed  institutional  setup  and  functioning  regarding  agrochemicals  including

MAIL’s Plant Protection Directorate, Quality Control Directorate, extension services etc.; identified tentatively needs for further investments that would improve their performance;

  • reviewed current  status  of  agrochemicals  delivery  systems;  identified  gaps  and suggested improvements including assessment of functioning and potential role of MAIL’s Private Sector Directorate;
  • liaised with other donor-financed projects that dealt with agrochemicals, e.g. the

Bank-financed   Horticulture   and   Livestock   Project,   USAID-financed   ASAP (Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture Program) etc.;

  • where requested by the TTL, provided inputs for the preparation of the draft project documentation including  the  final   Integrated   Safeguards   Data   Sheet   (ISDS),

Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF), risk sheet, Project Paper;

  • when  not   on   mission   in   Afghanistan   and   when   needed,   used   advanced communication technology such as Videoconferencing, Skype etc. to meet with the team, relevant MAIL staff, development partners and other stakeholders in Afghanistan.;
  • prepared component B of the Aide Memoire and Preparation Grant application for the

IAIDS project.

  • Identified laboratory equipment and human resources for pesticides residue analysis and quality control in PPQD and QCD at MAIL, and made budget estimates.
  • Identified human capacity development needs for pesticides residue analysis and quality control, and made budget estimates.

 

 

 

November 03 2010 to                 Technical Editor, Country Reports of SAARC Pesticide

July 2011 (Intermittent)                            Information   Network   (SPINet),   SAARC   Agriculture

Centre (SAC)

 

 

Worked  in  consultation  with  Dr.  Hemal  Foneska,  Programme  Specialist, SAC and Director, SAC, and Focal Point Scientists of SAARC countries; reviewed, edited and sent back with comments for improvement 6 reports received from six SAARC countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on pesticides related information of respective countries primarily drafted by the Focal Point Scientists of the respective countries; attended a Workshop organized by SAC in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Sri Lanka held at Directorate of Agriculture in Kandy, Sri Lanka during 30 June and 01 July, 2011 on SPINet Country Reports, held discussions on each report, identified shortfalls, reached consensus    on    important    points    for    inclusions/deletions,    concluded    with

 

recommendations; based on recommendations finally edited and compiled the six country reports into SPINet Report on Pesticides.

 

 

November 2010 to date                            Chief Editor (Honorary), IHPA Newsletter, International HCH and Pesticides Association (IHPA), Denmark (www.ihpa.info)

 

Have been appointed as the Editor (Honorary) of the editorial board for IHPA Newsletter by Board of Directors of the IHPA. The Editorial Board comprises an Editor and 6 Co- editors from different regions of the globe. The IHPA Newsletter is published half-yearly (December and June) from IHPA Hq at Denmark. As the Editor, call articles/news/information on different aspects of obsolete and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) pesticides through IHPA Director, Ambassadors and Co-Editors. Receive articles/News/Information,   get   reviewed   them,   share   with   the   Co-Editors,   receive comments, get corrected, edit and compile them and arrange to publish in the Newsletter.

 

 

October 12, 2009 to                                                            Pesticide       Regulation      Specialist/FAO International

December 28, 2009                                  Consultant,   FAO   IPM   Project,   HLP,   Ministry   of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Kabul, Afghanistan (UTF/AFG/049/AFG) (FAO Consultant Index No. 3024886).

 

 

Worked in consultation with FAO HQs (AGP &LEGN); played key role, finalized draft Pesticides Legislations consistent with FAO Code of Conduct, specification, all Conventions including Rotterdam, Basel & Stockholm, Obsolete pesticides management , Codex  & WHO guidelines, HACCP, IPPC, local all relevant Laws & regulations, food safety issues, ISO and other int’l standards, EPA & WHO classification;  horticultural  products’  export  issues;  served  as  focal  point  for legislation and all related information; liaised with all stakeholders including MOA, MOJ, MOPH, NEPA, ANSA, MOC, Business community; organized WG meetings, workshops, appraised them & reviewed their comments, discussed new issues, analyzed situation, resolved & finalized English version, coordinated & cleared with counterpart at LEGN and AGP at FAO HQs., prepared road map for legislation implementation; developed forms and formats, reviewed overall agricultural situation particularly related to crop protection and production with special emphasis of horticultural fruit crops; drafted and finalized TOR including questionnaires, work plan, suggested methodologies for agro-inputs survey, studies, including piloting in two provinces; reviewed plant production and protection situations including Plant Genetic Resources, resistant high yielding varieties and served as trainer for Afghan Farm Service Alliance (AFSA) on plant production and protection with special emphasis on new legislation; met Deputy Minister & Advisors to the Minister, wrapped-up, submitted final report.

 

 

 

February 27, 2009 to                   Pesticide Regulation Specialist/FAO International Consultant,

April 26, 2009                             FAO IPM Project, HLP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock   (MAIL),   Kabul,   Afghanistan   (UTF/AFG/049/AFG) (FAO Consultant Index No. 3024886).

 

Reviewed overall crop production & protection situations; Organized workshop for appraising policy makers and other stakeholders including PPQD, MOPH,  MOJ, FAO on IPPC, Rotterdam, Basel & Stockholm Convention, Int’l Code of Conduct on

 

the Pesticides Distribution and Use,  HACCP, Biosafety Rules, Codex Commission, PGRFA etc. for Pesticides Legislation development and IPM for sustainable production intensification and diversification; served as the contact point for all these stakeholders for latest development; held  workshops, drafted legislation,  liaised with academic, business, legal, health, customs, departments;

 

Organized seminar/workshop and other appropriate methods for appraising and creating awareness of the policy makers and other relevant stakeholders regarding the importance, benefits, role, key elements of and resource/capacity requirements for pesticide legislation and pesticide registration including typical registration procedure in the current context with special emphasis on IPM;

 

Identified stakeholders at different levels along with their functions and organize workshop, training and/or interactive meetings to create awareness among different groups of stakeholders regarding the importance, benefits, role, key elements of and resource/capacity requirements for pesticide legislation and pesticide registration in Afghanistan;

 

Identified the functions and involvements of different groups of stakeholders and organize meetings, workshop and/or training to create their awareness about their roles in pesticide regulation, registration, use and safety;

 

Arranged to expose the stakeholders to the preliminary findings regarding the present status of pesticides business in Afghanistan, weaknesses, opportunities and needs;

 

Planned and implemented workshop programmes to update the knowledge of the personnel directly involved in pesticide management and of the end users of pesticides for IPM;

 

Prepared technical materials, planned sessions and implemented the planned activities in well-organized manner;

 

Prepared  the  TOR  and  subcontracting  mechanism for  pesticide  inventory/database development;

 

Analyzed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) for developing and implementing the pesticide legislation, and

 

Drafted the Pesticides Act 2009 and Pesticides Rules 2009 for Afghanistan

 

October 04, 2008 to                    Pesticide Regulation Specialist/FAO International Consultant,

October 26, 2008                        FAO IPM Project, HLP, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock   (MAIL),   Kabul,   Afghanistan   (UTF/AFG/049/AFG) (FAO Consultant Index No. 3024886).

 

 

Carried out a needs assessment regarding the likely achievement of the overall goals and outputs concerning pesticide legislation and regulations in Afghanistan and identified opportunities and threats to the overall achievement of these goals; Organized Working Group (WG) and held meetings with relevant institutions/departments of Ministries of agriculture, public health and environment; the private sector to explain the purpose of the mission; Identified archives/sources and review current legislation and regulatory framework for the import, storage, distribution, sale, use and application of pesticides in agriculture and public health in Afghanistan;  Assessed  the  needs  concerning  the  establishment  of  a  pesticide regulation working group to make recommendations for legislation and to draft new

 

legislation for submission to Parliament; Made an initial attempt to identify sources of pesticides and plant production materials along with their distribution networks; Identified  suitable  contractors  to  carry  it  out;  Established  the  criteria  for  the preparation of a database of pesticides currently in use in Afghanistan containing information on efficacy, toxicity and environmental impact – as a basis for decision making  by  the  registration  committee.  Made  an  initial  assessment  whether  the existing trade in plant production and protection chemicals in Afghanistan conforms to FAO International Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides, FAO Specification,  Guidelines,  Rotterdam Convention,  Stockholm Convention,  Hazard Analysis for  Critical  Control Points (HACCP),  Obsolete  Pesticides  Management, Codex Alimentarius Guidelines, Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA), International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) etc.; Produced a work plan to  determine  the steps  and time  frame  to  achieve  the  overall project  goals regarding pesticide regulation; Submitted a report on the assessment and recommendations.

 

 

National Consultancy Experience

 

 

November 27 to Dec 03, 2010                 Evaluation Consultant. Development of mass rearing and field release techniques of some effective predators and parasitoids of vegetable insect pests. DANIDA funded Agriculture Sector Programme Support (ASPS – II), Agriculture Extension Component (AEC) Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Bangladesh

 

 

  • Undertook laboratory  and  field  visits  to  three  regions  of  Bangladesh  piloting  the efficacy of IPM package including bio-control agents;
  • Interviewed the FFS farmers, Extension workers and Extension officials for knowing the performance of bio-control-based IPM package;
  • Evaluated  the   effectiveness   of   mass-rearing   techniques   of   bio-control   agents, performance of mass-reared and mass-released bio-control agents in field, identified the

loopholes, drew recommendations and prepared and presented report, modified report

based on comments.

 

March 28 to 03 April, 2011                      Consultant,  Country  Investment  Plan  (CIP),  FAO-UN, Bangladesh

  • Prepared synthesis and recommendations drawn on the discussions from consultation meetings of different stakeholders including farmers, extension officials, research organizations, NGOs, policy makers towards development of CIP;
  • Presented the key findings following the consultation workshops; and
  • Modified the recommendations to be incorporated into the CIP.

 

June 20 to September 10, 2009                Proposal Preparation Consultant, Swisscontact

(Intermittent: Total 20 days)                    Planned,  organized  and  prepared  as  Leader  in  a  team  the Concept Proposal and subsequently the Full proposal on Food Security under an EC funded Proposal call.

 

 

Oct 1991 to Oct’94 (On-lien)       :   Team   Leader/Agricultural   Specialist,   Technical   Assistance Program, DTW Project financed by UNCDF, RNG and GKF, Alamnagar, Rangpur.

 

Organized, supervised and administered including financial management and technical supervision and monitoring of the overall activities and services of a multidisciplinary team

 

of 15 consultants comprising Engineers, Economists, Sociologists and Agriculturists, including 4 office and 5 field staff for sustainable production, diversification and intensification of irrigated crops and ensured through proper inputs supply, IPM practices, and surveillance the crop protection. Organized through Seed Production Specialist collection of HYV breeders seeds from BARI, BRRI and other Foundation Seeds sources including BADC and their multiplication, processing and storage for next year distribution. Besides these, maintained liaison with UNCDF, and Consulting Firm; attended review meetings held at GKF under the Chairmanship of Chairman, GKF to present progress of activities, prepared monthly, quarterly and half-yearly progress reports for the UNCDF annual and half-yearly missions; provided UNCDF Mission all reports on financial and technical aspects and progress of implementation against work plan along with constraints and solutions. Wrote and submitted Annual and Project Completion Reports for UNCDF, and GKF.

Supports to Donor Missions:

 

  1. 1. First Annual Review and Monitoring Mission

Attended and rendered all necessary supports & information to the 1st Annual Review  and  Monitoring  Mission  (ARMM)  led  by  Mr.  M.P.  Gillham and fielded by the UNDP-OPS (New York) to the project area during August 26 to September 26, 1993. Participated in drafting the Mission Report.

 

  1. 2. First Irrigation Season Mission

Attended and rendered all necessary supports and report to the 1st Irrigation Season Mission led by Mr. R. Cullen and fielded by the UNDP-OPS to the GKF during April-May, 1994. Participated in drafting the Mission Report.

 

  1. 3. Second Annual Review and Monitoring Mission

Attended  and  rendered  all  necessary  supports  &  reports  and  exchanged dialogue with the 2nd Annual Review and Monitoring Mission (ARMM) led by Mr. Ed Mallorie and fielded by the UNDP-OPS during 02.8.94 to 06.9.94. Participated in drafting the Mission Report

 

Technical Supports:

–           Assisting in designing the methods for involving the beneficiaries,

–           Identification of tasks of different categories of field personnel and preparation of detailed work plan including monitoring design for the tasks at each level for the operation and management of the farms and irrigation equipment;

–           Preparation of detailed training schedule and contents for the GKF Farm Managers.

–           Preparation, implementation and reporting of demonstration, research programmes on advanced technologies/package of crop cultivation and water management.

–           Preparation  of  monthly,  quarterly,  mid-term  and  annual  progress reports and final project completion reports in English and Bengali.

Oct 1994 to May 1995

(On-lien)                                    :   Agricultural Adviser/Consultant, Grameen Krishi Foundation, Alamnagar, Rangpur.

The major duties and responsibilities that were carried out, among others,

–           developing policy, rules and regulations of GKF,

–           designing annual crop plan, activity schedule, monitoring design,

–           providing technical advices in the implementation of annual crop plan

–           undertaking frequent field visits to observe crop conditions and advising the farmers and GKF staff on remedies

 

–           monitoring the progress of crop production activities, identifying constraints, suggesting remedies,

–           preparing reports and assisting the Managing Director on issues related to crop, irrigation and farm management.

 

 

April 1995 to May 13, 1996

May 13, 1996 (On-lien)          :    Sr. Consultant /Agriculturist, Kranti Associates Ltd.

 

Planning, designing and preparation of Pre-qualification Proposals, Technical Proposals (that include specific activities, methodology, work plan, activity time bar chart, Gantt Chart, CPM, manning/staff input schedule, project organization, monitoring and evaluation system, overall action plan etc.), Financial Proposal, Technical Assistance Project  Proposals  (TAPP),  Project  Concept  Paper  (PCP),  Project  Proforma  (PP), develop project evaluation criteria and evaluation sheets, Prepare Contract Agreements, Progress & Final Reports, etc.

 

 

May 1995 to May 1996

(On-lien)          :                         As  Agriculturist,  Benchmark  Survey  of  Sugarcane,  a  project under Cash Crop Wing, DAE, MOA, implemented by Kranti

 

 

Assigning the tasks of Consultants, Supervisors and field Enumerators, finalizing the questionnaires and survey manual, organizing training for the Enumerators, monitoring the progress of activities and undertaking necessary measures, maintaining liaison with the DAE, overall management of the project, Preparation and submission of reports.

 

2005 to 2008 (Intermittent)         :     As Expert (Honorary), Pesticides Rules Reform Sub- Committee, Pesticide Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), Plant Protection Wing (PPW), Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Government of Bangladesh

Prepared the revised Pesticides Rules, 2007 incorporating the policy, registration, quality management and technical issues of bio-pesticides and IPM in the form of The Pesticides Rules (Amended) 2007, which has been approved in 2010.

 

15.0   NUMBER OF REPORTS PREPARED:    International 8, National 11

 

16.0   NUMBER OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN JOURNALS, PROCEEDINGS, WEBSITES AND BOOKS:     70

 

17.0   NUMBER OF STUDENTS SUPERVISED AS MAJOR PROFESSOR/RESEARCH SUPERVISOR FOR AWARDING DEGREE:

 

Ph.D.            : 10

MS                : 30

 

18.0   NUMBER OF STUDENTS CO-SUPERVISED AS MEMBER OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AWARDING DEGREE:

Ph. D.                 :   10

 

 

 

SIGNATURE   :

DATE OF SIGNING :—-05—-/—03—–/-2017——