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Md-Shamsuddoha

Md Shamsuddoha

Mr. Md Shamsuddoha is working at Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) in Bangladesh as its Chief Executive.

With the capacity of delegation of members of the government of Bangladesh to climate change negotiation at the UNFCCC, He has been consistent in following negotiations especially on loss and damage, finance, adaptation, and technology transfer. He was also actively involved in drafting a country position paper on Disaster Risk Reduction, a guiding document for negotiating a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

Since 2008, He has been serving as a Country focal person at the Global Network of Civil Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GN, www.globalnetwork-dr.org), which was officially launched by the UN-ISDR in Geneva in July 2007. On behalf of the Global Network, He led and coordinated the implementation of action research titled ‘Views from the Frontline’ in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Around 25 local NGOs were involved in the implementation of this research project.

He significantly contributed to identifying and prioritizing sub-sectors to be adversely affected by the impacts of climate change and assessed technological needs to make these sectors/ sub-sectors resilient. These assessments were compiled to Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) and Technology Action Plan (TAP) for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Bangladesh and submitted to the Technology Executive Committee of the UNFCCC for their implementation.

Over the years He did a series of consultancy works in programme and projects design on DRR and CCA for NGOs and development partners in Bangladesh.

He implemented a number of research projects on the political economy of climate-resilient planning and on global climate finance. He wrote and co-authored a number of articles on core climate change politics and diplomacy; also has been acting as an external reviewer of a few journals on climate policies.