Profile of Md. Abul Kalam Azad

... Name Md. Abul Kalam Azad
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree MSS (DU)
   
  • 2009 – 2010: Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management-2009, Centre for Disaster and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka (Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies), GPA-3.97 out of 4.
    Research Monograph: Gender Specific Adaptation Strategies and Disaster Response to Flood and Vulnerability in Northern Bangladesh: A Multidimensional Study from Disaster Perspective
  • 2005 - 2006 Masters of Social Science-2006 (held in 2008) in Sociology, First Class 7th Position, University of Dhaka.

            Thesis: Who Protects Who Destroys?: An Exploratory Research in Madhupur Upazila of Bangladesh from Eco-feminist Perspectives

  • 2001 – 2005 Bachelor of Social Science-2005 (held in 2007) in Sociology, First Class 2nd Position, University of Dhaka.

            Research Monograph: Role of Civil Society in Combating Corruption in Bangladesh: a sociological analysis

  • Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2017: Researcher (Intermittent), “Exploring Adaptive risk Management in food security and its challenges towards sustainable development” supported by International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction (ICCR-DRR), Beijing, China, Team Leader: Prof. Mahbuba Nasreen, Director, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  •  Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2017: Researcher (Intermittent), “Integration of Science, Technology and Indigenous Knowledge into Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh” supported by International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction (ICCR-DRR), Beijing, China, Team Leader: Prof. Mahbuba Nasreen, Director, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Jul. 2016- Oct. 2016: Researcher, Assessing Vulnerabilities and Resilience of the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) during disasters: Case Study through Gender Lends, Supported by the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. Team Leader: Prof. Mahbuba Nasreen, Director, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Mar. 2016- Jul. 2016 Researcher “Midterm Evaluation on Resilient WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) Program in Bangladesh” supported by OXFAM Bangladesh. Team Leader: Prof. Mahbuba Nasreen, Director, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Jan. 2016- Mar. 2016: Researcher. “Policy Review of Food Security in Bangladesh” supported by OXFAM Bangladesh. Team Leader: Prof. Mahbuba Nasreen, Director, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Feb. 2015- Jan. 2016: Principle Researcher, “Role of Disaster Governance in Health Risk Management Role of Disaster Governance in Health Risk Management during Humanitarian Crisis: A Case Study on Coastal Communities of Bangladesh”. Supported by University of Dhaka and Bangladesh University Grant Commission, Bangladesh.

  • Nov. 2014- Dec. 2014: Researcher, Development of Case Studies to Document Best Practices of the “Strengthening Resilience and Safety in Schools and Communities in Bangladesh” Project from the Implementation Areas of the DeSHARI Consortium’

 

 

BOOK (Co-Author)

  • Nasreen, M.; Hossain, K.M. Azad, A. K. and Hasan, M. K. (2017) Sexual and Reproductive Health during Emergencies: Situation Analysis of Disaster Prone Areas of Bangladesh. Dhaka: Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-34-2507-2

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles 

  • Azad, A. K. (2017). Mainstreaming of Health Governance into Disaster Risk Reduction, Editorial, Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management 1(2):35-36. URL: https://scientiaricerca.com/sracpm/pdf/SRACPM-01-00008.pdf
  • Nasreen, M.; Hossain, K. M.; and Azad, A. K. (2016) “Climate Change and Livelihood in Bangladesh: Experiences of People Living in the Coastal Regions”. In: Climate Change and Vulnerability: Cases from CIRDAP Member Countries, edited by C. Effendi, V. Rajendran, M. H. Kawsar. CIRDAP. Dhaka.
  • Azad, A.K. and Khanam, Dilruba (2015). Remembering the History of Bengal Famine and its Consequences: An Overview of Ashani Sanket. Social Science Review 32 (2):257-268.
  • Ashraf, A. M. and Azad. A. K. (2015). Gender Issues in Disaster: Understanding the Relationships of Vulnerability, Preparedness and Capacity. Environment and Ecology Research 3 (5):136 - 142. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2015.030504.
  • Azad, A.K. and Khan, Monuruzzaman (2015). Post Aila Situations as Social Pathology. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology 3(2):85-94. DOI: 10.13189/sa.2015.030203
  • Azad. A. K. et. al. (2014). Challenges for people with disabilities during disasters in Bangladesh: an exploratory study in Gaibandha district. WFOT bulletin vol. 69, ISSN:1447-3828 by World Federation of Occupational Therapists. www.wfot.org.
  • Azad, A. K., Hossain, K. M. & Nasreen, M. (2013) Flood-induced vulnerabilities and problems encountered by women in northern Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 4(4): 190-199. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-013-0020-z
  • Azad, A.K. and Khan, Moniruzzaman (2013). Struggle against Salinity Intrusion: Exploring the Alternative Coping Mechanism of Coastal Community in Bangladesh. Journal of Social Studies, 38 (April – June, 2013):29-42
  • Azad, A.K. and Khan, Moniruzzaman (2013). The Nexus between Local Politics and Salinity Intrusion in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh: Unveiling the Development Myth. The Journal of Social Development 24(1): 259 – 282.
  • Azad, A.K. and Wahid, Zeenat Huda (2010). Role of Civil Society in Combating Corruption in Bangladesh. Social Science Review 27(2): 1-12.

NEWS PAPER ARTICLES

  • Azad. A. K. (2013) Empowering Women for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Daily Independent on 24 November, 2013.
  • Azad. A. K. (2013) Recognition of Women’s Contribution, published in Bengali in The Daily Newspaper Kaler Khanto on 12 January, 2010.
  • April 2015 -Present: Assistant Professor: Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies (IDMVS), University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
  • June 2013 –April 2015: Lecturer, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000. Bangladesh.
  • Jan. 2011- June 2013: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100, Bangladesh.
  • July 2009 – January 2011: Assistant Project Coordinator, ‘Sociology-CDMP Partnership Project’, Centre for Disaster and Vulnerability Studies (CDVS), Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka. Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • 2018 Travel Grants, JICA, Japan, for attending at biliteral metting of SATREPs project 
  • 2018 Travel Grants, Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management at Beijing Normal University, China

  • 2016 Travel Grants, International Centre for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction, China for attending at the 2016 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research, Beijing Normal University, China
  • 2015 Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.
  • 2013 Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.
  • 2012 Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.
  • 2011 Research Fellowship, USAID, Bangladesh
  • 2009-2010 Fellowship, Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Government Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.

Environment, Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Management, Disaster Resilience, Disaster and Environmental Governance, Climate change adaptation, Eco-system based disaster risk reduction, Risk and Livelihood Vulnerability, Water and Sanitation, Women and Development, and Social Policy and Development. 

  • April 2015 -Present: Assistant Professor: Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies (IDMVS), University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
  • June 2013 –April 2015: Lecturer, Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000. Bangladesh.
  • Jan. 2011- June 2013: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100, Bangladesh.
  • July 2009 – January 2011: Assistant Project Coordinator, ‘Sociology-CDMP Partnership Project’, Centre for Disaster and Vulnerability Studies (CDVS), Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka. Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Details about Md. Abul Kalam Azad http://idmvs.edu.bd/faculty/aka

Md. Abul Kalam Azad received his MSS in Sociology from University of Dhaka in 2006 and also successfully completed a Post-Graduate Diploma Degree in Disaster Management. His MSS dissertation was “Who Protects Who Destroys?: An Exploratory Research in Madhupur from Eco-feminist Perspective”.  The research paper explores the application of eco-feminist perspective in context of Bangladeshi villages. He investigates the impact of environment degradation on women and men and gender differences of the roles as protectors and destructors of environment. The study finds out that rural women are nurturing the environment through almost of their everyday life activities. The role of women in planting, managing and protecting the sapling and trees are quite effective in protecting environment in rural areas. The study observed that in rural areas men are more engaged in the destruction of environment by felling trees, using agro-chemicals in agricultural land and bring solid and hazardous wastes in their households.

Mr. Azad has conducted an independent research on “Role of Disaster Governance in Health Risk Management during Humanitarian Crisis: A Case Study on Coastal Communities of Bangladesh”. The study explores the mechanisms placed to reduce risks related to health during and post humanitarian crisis and assesses the knowledge of the disaster affected people on the right to get health care services after a disaster. This piece of research finds out the community responses in enhancing the coordination mechanisms of health risk management in humanitarian settings. Besides, the study also assesses the role and coordination mechanisms between the key stakeholders in the health service delivery mechanism during humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh. Mr. Azad also conducted a research on ‘Gender Specific Adaptation Strategies and Disaster Response to Flood and Vulnerability in Northern Bangladesh’ funded by USAID, Bangladesh. In his research paper he examines the nature of vulnerabilities of women, identify the nature of gender specific mitigation efforts and capacity building strategies of women in disaster response and adaptation strategies during pre and post flood situation. Besides, he explores the role of NGOs in empowering women in responding disaster. His research area, further, covers in adaptation to Salinity Intrusion in Water in Coastal Communities of Bangladesh, Impacts of Climate Change on Livelihoods and Role of Women in Coastal Regions from a Disaster Risk Reduction Approach.

 

His main areas of expertise also include teaching at the different public and private universities as a lecturer in Sociology, Environment, Disaster Management, Social Policy and Development, Social Psychology, Society and Technology, Research Methodology. Prior to joining the Dhaka University in 2013, he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Sociology of Jagannath University from January 2011 to June, 2013. He also worked as a research officer in the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka under the project ‘Sociology-CDMP project’ supported by CDMP. Mr. Azad was also serving as a Part-Time faculty of Master of Disaster Management (MDM) under the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka.

 

Professional Trainings

 

Awarded a forty five (3 credits) hours Training Course on “Fundamentals on GIS” using ArcGIS held from 7 July, 2017 to 12 August, 2017, organized by the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

 

Awarded a certificate after participating in the training programme on ‘Emergency Humanitarian Supply Chain Management’, held from 16 – 17 November, organized by WFP and Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Bangladesh.

 

Awarded a certificate after participating in the training programme on ‘Pre-Crisis Market Analysis (PCMA) for WASH’, held from 16 – 18 May, 2016 jointly organized by USAID and OXFAM, Bangladesh. 

 

Awarded a certificate after participating in the research based training programme of the 2016 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research, held from July 25 – August 5, 2016, Beijing Normal University, China.  

 

Awarded a certificate after participating in the training on ‘Humanitarian Actions and Standards’ jointly organized by OXFAM, Bangladesh and Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka. 

 

Awarded a 3 Day long certificate on ‘Women’s Leadership in Emergency’ conducted by OXFAM, Bangladesh, held from 12 – 14 January, 2016.

 

Awarded a certificate after successful completion of TOT on ‘Build Back Better and Urban Resilience’ organized by International Recovery Platform (IRP) and Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, held from 26 – 27, October, 2015. 

 

Completed a two days training programme on ‘Earthquake Logistics Simulation Exercise’ jointly organized by WFO and Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief held from 15 June, 2015 to 16 June, 2015.

 

Awarded a certificate after successful completion on ‘Disaster Recovery Planning’ to be held from 25 – 27 May, 2015 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, jointly organized by the Institute of Strategic Recovery Studies for Disaster Resilience and Research (ISRSDRR) and Institute of Recovery Platform, Japan.

 

Awarded a certificate after successful completion of a TOT on ‘Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation’ to be held from 19 – 22 May, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

 

Awarded a certificate after successful completion training on ‘UN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Mechanisms in Natural Disasters at National and UN Mission Environments’ organized by Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training, held on 4th March, 2015.  

 

Awarded a certificate after successful completion of a TOT programme on ‘Disaster Management’ organized by CIRDAP and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Chennai, India, held from 1 October, 2014-4, October, 2014.

 

Awarded certificate after successful completion of a training programme on ‘River Erosion and Embankment Safety Management in South Asia Region’ organized by SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC), New Delhi, India and Disaster Research Training and Management Centre(DRTMC), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. March, 2014-April, 2014.

 

Awarded Certificate after participated in one and half month blended training course on „Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning (RSLUP)” held from May 18 – July 4, 2013 facilitated World Bank Institute, World Bank.

 

Completed a 5 day long training course on ‘Research Methodology for Social Sciences’ conducted by Faculty of Social Sciences, Jagannath University, Bangladesh, held from 1 – 5 April, 2012.

Completed a 5 day long training course on “Disaster Management” under Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka.

 

Certificate after attended in workshop on „Maternal and Child Health (MCH)‟ organized jointly by the Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka and UNFPA, 18-19 August 2007.

 

Completed training on “Gender Sensitization Program” under Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dhaka University, Bangladesh.

PRESENTATIONS

 

Azad, A. K. (2017 October). Integration of Science, Technology and Indigenous Knowledge into Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the National Seminar of the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 31st October, 2017 at the Lecture Theatre Building.  

 

Azad, A. K. (2016 August) Gender Specific Adaptation to Flood in Bangladesh: strategies and challenges. Paper presented at the 2016 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research, held from July 25 – August 5, 2016, Beijing Normal University, China.

 

Azad, A. K. (2016 July) Disaster Management system in Bangladesh: An Overview’ Paper presented at the International group meeting and workshop ‘Climate Change Risks in Water Resources Management in South Asia’ held from 12th-13th July, organized by International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Azad, A. K. (2013, September). Climate Change and Livelihood in Bangladesh: Experiences of people living in coastal regions. Paper presented in the International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk, Herritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, held from 17th-19th September 2013.

 

Azad, A. K. (2013). Post Disasters Social Pathology in Bangladesh: A Case Study on AILA Affected Areas. Paper presented in the National Seminar on Disasters, Crime and Social Problems held on 17 November, 2012 at Nawab Nabab  Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Azad, A. K. (2012) Urban Hazards and Disasters in Bangladesh: Scenario of Dhaka City. Paper presented in the International Conference on Urbanization, Sustainability and Governance held from 5-6 December, 2012, R. C. Majumdar Arts Auditorium, University of Dhaka, organized by the Urban Research and Development Society (URDS), Bangladesh.

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENT’S RESEARCH WORKS

 

Sarzam Arobi (MDM), Thesis title: Food Security and Livelihood: A Study on the Cyclone Affected People in the Selected Coastal Regions of Bangladesh, The Thesis is submitted to the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Disaster Management, Fourth Semester Final Examination, 2015.

 

Mohammad Zabed Alam Mridha (MDM), Co-supervisor, Thesis title: Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings: A Case study at Dhaka University Campus, Dhaka. The Thesis is submitted to the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Disaster Management, Fourth Semester Final Examination, 2015.

 

Farid Ahmed Sagar, Thesis title: Water Logging in Shufalakati Union and People Response: A Study in South-West Part of Bangladesh, The Thesis is submitted to the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Disaster Management, Fourth Semester Final Examination, 2014.

 

Mir Shakil Mahmud (MDM), Thesis Title: Quality of Life’ of Persons with Disability: An assessment in selected flood prone areas of Bangladesh’, The Thesis is submitted to the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Disaster Management, Fourth Semester Final Examination, 2012 (Held in February, 2013).

 

Mohammad Ahsanul Haq (MDM), Thesis Title: ‘An Assessment of the Status of Noise Pollution Hazard in Dhaka City: A Socio-environmental Study’, The Thesis is submitted to the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Disaster Management, Fourth Semester Final Examination, 2012 (Held in February, 2013).

 

Dilruba Khanam, Thesis title: The Role of Indigenous Technological Knowledge (ITK) to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Crop Production and Fisheries: An Exploratory Study in Gopalganj District’, The Thesis is submitted to the Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, University of Dhaka for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Disaster Management, Fourth Semester Final Examination, 2013 (Held in April, 2014).

 

Md. Azhar Hosssain, Thesis title: Role of Media in Climate Risk Management and Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Research in Dhaka City’, The Thesis is submitted to the Department of Sociology, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1000 for the partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Social Science in 2011 (Held in March, 2012).