Areas of Interest
International political economy, environment & ecology, development, Society & culture, philosophy, human behavior, Indigenous issues .
He has extensive field research experience both in national and international. He worked with Refugee Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU),Dhaka University since my student life. From 2010 to 2013, he had work with Institute of Governance Studies (IGS),Brac University currently Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). He did three months’ intensive field research in remote areas of Indonesia including Bali, Nusa Panida, North Sulawasi and Gorontalo with a team of James Cook University, Australia. He have presented papers and participated various national & international conferences. Currently, he is teaching as a senior lecturer in Global Political Economy, Sociology and Bangladesh Studies in University of Liberal Arts (ULAB) and coordinator of General Education Department (GED).
Currently doing research on “Discrimination faced by minority entrepreneurs in Bangladesh; awarded research grant by ULAB.
Scholarships and Awards:
July 2015to till date
Senior Lecturer & Coordinator,
General Education Department,Teaches Global Political Economy, Sociology,Bangladesh Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Two months fieldwork experience in Indonesia
I have worked in Bali, North Sulawesi, Manado and Gorontalo province for two months from 8th July to 10th September 2014. I have worked in a group report and inindividual project. Part of my responsibility, I have conducted focus group discussion, key informant interviews and observation in various remote areas in Indonesia.
Research Assistant (on study leave 2013-2014)
Brac Institute of Governance and Development (former Institute of Governance Studies (IGS), Brac University) Address:SK center, 5 -6th floor, GP. JA-4, TB gate, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
April 2008 to June 2008
Research Assistant UnnayanOnneshan -The InnovatorsDhaka, Bangladesh
Responsibilities include: Completed a study on land transactions and agricultural productivity. Responsibilities include the planning and implementation of the field work, interpreting and helping two foreign research associates in the management of a five person research team, data input and analysis of findings, and the write up of the final outputs.
July 2007 to 2010
Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Young Researchers’ Forum (YRF) (an affiliated organization of Dhaka University)
Responsibilities: planning, implementing and managing activities of Young Researchers’ Forum (YRF).
Project Office:3/3-EBijoynagar, SattarBhaban(4thFloor), Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh.
From June 2018, I was nominated as a general body member of Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh.
Working as a volunteer in Maleya Foundation (NGO of Chittagong Hill Tracts).
Chakma, K. B., Chakma, R. & Chakma, A. (2018). An Impact study on Rural Social Services (RSS) program in socio-economic development of rural people in Chittagong Hill Tracts. National Academy of Social Services (NASS), Department of Social Services. (forthcoming)
Choudhury, Z. U. A. and Chakma, R. (2018). Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Lid (BOESL): policy document for the betterment of migrants. Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU). (forthcoming)
Arifeen, N., Chakma, R. and Haque, K. N. H. (2012)Ngo as drivers of policy change: between policy autonomy and external influence. State of governance in Bangladesh 2010-2011, policy, influence, ownership. Institute of Governance studies, Bracuniversity. Link: http://www.igs-bracu.ac.bd/research/s
Working Papers 2013 KaziNurmohammadHossainulHaque, Faiz Ahmed Chowdhury& RigaChakma, Series no-17, July 2013. Civil Society Organisations in ClimatChange Adaptation: Paani Committee’s Movement for Tidal RiveManagement in South-west Bangladesh, Institute of GovernancStudies, BRAC University, Dhaka,
Chakma, R., Hamid, R. and Oldham, T. (2012) A history of urban governance of Dhaka city. State of cities, Dhaka: Institute of Governance studies, Brac University.
Arifeen, N., Chakma, R. and Haque, K. N. H. (2012). NGO as drivers of policy change: between policy autonomy and external influence. State of governance in Bangladesh 2010-2011, policy, influence, ownership. Institute of Governance studies, Brac university. Link: http://www.igs-bracu.ac.bd/research/