Faculty Profile

Profile Image
  • [email protected]
  • Center for Sustainable Development University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh House 56, Road 4/A Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209 Bangladesh
  • PhD student.     Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    MSc in Forestry.   Institute of Forestry & Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University in 1997

    BSc in Forestry

Areas of Interest
Organic farming, sustainable development, Biodiversity and natural resource management, Disaster management and Climate change adaptation.

Shafiqul Islam

Associate Professor

Overview

He gained his Masters degree in Forestry from the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University in 1997. Currently he is doing his PhD at the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. At present he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He has twenty years of experience in a range of fields, including NGOs, private companies and universities. He has conducted research in a number of diverse field including natural resources management, climate change adaptation, organic farming, sustainable development, economics, humanities and social sciences. His articles and research on important issues have been published in both national and international journals. He has participated and presented several papers at international and national conferences and workshops. He is also one of the contributors of the World Guide to Sustainable Enterprise (Volume 2: Asia Pacific) published by Greenleaf Publishing, UK.  

Selection of Academic Member
I have been selected as an Academic Member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
Awards:
I have been selected as an Ambassador of Bangladesh for 2016. The selection has been made by The Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE).

Received the Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence 2014 for valuable contribution to ULAB in engagement in research.

Research & Awards

Current research Projects:
Academic research:
Farmer’s Perception on Climate Change and Adaptation related to drought –The Case of North-west Barind Tracts in Bangladesh. Funded by University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
PhD research:
This is ongoing research titled “Sustainable approaches to Drought Management: Exploratory Study on selected regions of Northwest in Bangladesh”
Completed research projects:
Gender in Aquaculture: A study on Division of Power and Tasks in the South-west region of Bangladesh.
Comparative Study on Floral Diversity and Management Practices Between Organic and Chemical Farming.
Impacts of Contractual Dairy Farming-A Case of Kazi Shahid Foundation, Panchagarh, Bangladesh.
Impacts of Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate Limited, Panchagarh-An Organic Garden in Bangladesh.
Mobilizing Communities for Disaster risk reduction: The case of Bangladesh.

 

Publications

Books

Islam, M. S. (2012). Organic farming guideline for green perspectives - A   case of Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate Limited. Germany: LAP LAMBERT.  

Islam, M. S. (2014). Training module on organic cultivation. Dhaka: Center for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. 

Islam, M. S. (2011). Present status of homestead nursery of CARE-LIFT project - a case study in Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences, 7(1), 7-12. Islam, M. S. (2011). Present status of homestead nursery of CARE-LIFT project - a case study in Patuakhali, Bangladesh. Jour

Islam, M. S. (2012). Intra household labour distribution and role of women in family decision making process. Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 4(8), 8-15.

Islam, M. S. (2012). Measuring impact of Kazi & Kazi Tea Estate Limited, Panchagarh - An organic garden in Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 3(3), 1-9

Islam, M. S. (2012). Present status of wetland biodiversity - A study in Sujanagar Upazila, Pabna, Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Science, 3(1), 6-13.  

Islam, M. S. (2015). Women in the Homestead Agroforestry - Contribution to sustainable development. Journal of Natural Science Research, 5(1), 129-139.

Islam, M. S. (2016). Comparative study on management practices between organic and chemical farming. Australia New Zealand Journal of Social Business, Environment and Sustainability, 2(1), 47-77.

Hassan, M. N. & Islam, M. S. (2016). Bangladesh. In V. Wayne (Ed.), The world guide to sustainable enterprise (Volume 2: Asia Pacific) (pp. 36-41). Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing. 

Islam, M. S. (2011). Present status of wetland biodiversity - A Study in Sujanagar Upazila, Pabna, Bangladesh. Biodiversity–Present State, Problems and Prospects of its Conservation, 83.

Conference Proceedings

Use of Local Knowledge Systems in Drought Prediction and Weather Extreme Management: 2nd Gobeshona Conference; Held on 8-11 January 2016, Independent University Bangladesh

Comparative Study on Management Practices Between Organic and Chemical Farming: Dhaka International  Conference in Business and Social Science research; Held on 20-22 January 2016, Uttara University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.Comparative Study on Management Practices Between Organic and Chemical Farming: Dh

Farmers’ Perception on Drought and Its Impacts in Barind Tracts: International Conference on Sustainable Development; Held on 4-5 February 2016, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Selection of Academic Member
I have been selected as an Academic Member of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.