The Director of the Institute, Dr Sheikh Tawhidul Islam, has been working for more than 15 years in different fields of environment ranging from hydro-meteorological processes, landform morphology to natural resources that gave him opportunities in reading and understanding these aspects meticulously. He combines science and social science tools and methods like GIS, remote sensing techniques and statistical methods as quantitative techniques; use theories like political ecology, common property resource management and PRA, FGD as qualitative tools to examine environmental, disaster and climate change impact situations. He used multi sensor space borne image data to detect historical forest cover change in the central parts of Bangladesh while undertaking his PhD research at Durham University (2002-2006) in the United Kingdom. Wide ranging field experience, national level contributions, experience to work with government and international agencies are the pillars upon which Dr Islam’s professional strength, integrity and skills are relied.
Dr. Sheikh Tawhidul Islam