Mahfuz Ullah, Bangladesh

18 April 2012 | Article

Mr. Mahfuz Ullah, a leading environmental activist, and media personality of Bangladesh, is the Secretary General, Centre for Sustainable Development (CFSD), an independent think-tank. CFSD is a Member of IUCN and is the focal point for the Earth Charter in Bangladesh.

He was elected one of the Regional Councillors from South and East Asia during the World Conservation Congress, Barcelona, 2008. He is seeking re-election for the second term.

During the current tenure, he served as a member of the Bureau, Constituency Committee, Governance Committee and Private Sector Task Force. He also contributed his expertise as a member of the Resolution Working Group formed to decide on the resolutions to be considered by the upcoming Congress.

He is the immediate past Chair of the IUCN National Committee, Bangladesh. He holds a Masters Degree in Physics and Journalism and Mass Communication and has attended a number of professional courses abroad. He has worked at home and abroad as an expert, diplomat and taught for some time in Dhaka University. He is credited for pioneering environmental reporting and training in Bangladesh.

Mr. Mahfuz Ullah has authored a number of books on environment, politics, and development, copies of which are available as reference material in many university libraries around the globe.