Md. Mizanur Rahman
Md. Mizanur Rahman , M.Sc, Ph.D
Senior Consultant, Institute of Social Business,
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Rahman started his key profession as university teacher and he has been in this profession for more than 15 years. He teaches several courses under the broader Geography discipline i.e. Urban Geography, Geography of Housing and Shelter, World Regional Pattern, Research Methodology, Anthropogeograpy and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Apart from his classroom teaching he has been supervising a number of undergraduate and post-graduate research students on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as well as different urban development and environmental management related issues. He has been continuously updating and sharing his views on the above mentioned research areas in different national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and symposiums. Besides, he offered his specialized knowledge and shared his views through consultancy services with a number of development organizations and NGOs especially in the field of WASH. His gained knowledge and activities in the above mentioned field helped him to recognize as one of the leading expert in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene. He is life member of Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA), Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), Jahangirnagar University Geographical Association (JUGA), and founder/core member of Geo-ecological Research Team (GeRT).
Dr. Rahman’s core research interest focuses on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in urban informal/low-income settlements. He particularly emphasizes social-technological-governance dimensions and link them with existing water and sanitation systems. He also developed his expertise in assessing sustainable sanitation technologies, governance as well as strategic options for WASH related project planning and implementation. Over the years, he has been engaged in water, sanitation and hygiene research and consultancy assignments run by donor agencies, development organizations and NGOs in Bangladesh. Currently, he is working as a sanitation specialist in a project titled ‘Scanning and Mapping the WASH Situation in Coastal Bangladesh: Problems and Potential’ funded by the ICCO Cooperation, The Netherlands. Apart from his research and consultancy he also disseminated his knowledge in various events and he has been working there as facilitator/tutor where the targeted audiences/trainees are from different development organizations, NGOs, CBOs and the grassroots people. Dr. Rahman conducted few training sessions on water, sanitation, hygiene, latrine construction, installation, operation and management, which was arranged by NGOs and international development organizations.