2nd South Asian Conference Speakers

Dr. M. Monirul Qader Mirza

Conference Speaker

Dr M. Monirul Qader Mirza is currently an Adjunct Professor and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough. He was associated with Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) -the winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and contributed as a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) and Lead Author to its various assessments. Apart from the IPCC Assessments, he also participated as a CLA in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Integrated Assessment of Agriculture, Science, Technology for Development (IAASTD) commissioned by the World Bank. His major research interests are natural hazards science, climate change science, adaptation and risks, quantification of vulnerability and adaptation.

Dr. M Nazim Uddin

Keynote Speaker

Dr. M Nazim Uddin is a leading figure in horticulture and organic farming, holding a senior position at the Horticulture Research Center of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). He has a strong academic background, including a PhD in Horticulture. With over 25 years of experience, he has made significant contributions to agriculture, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Nazim has conducted research in Japan and participated in workshops across various countries, gaining expertise in organic farming and related areas. He has authored numerous publications and plays leadership roles in organizations promoting organic agriculture. Dr. Nazim leads initiatives for climate-smart agriculture, demonstrating his commitment to sustainable practices and environmental conservation.

Dr. khalid hossain

Keynote Speaker

Khalid is a Research Fellow at Monash University’s Department of Human Centred Computing, focusing on community and environmental informatics. He leads research on digital citizenship for disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh under the PROTIC2 project. With a PhD in Management from RMIT University, Khalid brings over eighteen years of experience in roles such as Programme Coordinator at IUCN Bangladesh and Economic Justice and Resilience Programme Manager at Oxfam. His extensive background includes research, policy analysis, and grassroots development programming, reflecting interests in climate change, sustainability, governance, and ICT for development.