Short CV of Dr. A.K.M. Rafique Ahammed
Dr. A.K.M. Rafique Ahammed joined in the Department of Environment as Director General on 22 May 2019. Dr. Ahammed started his career in Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) Cadre in 1991 and served in a number of field and central positions over the last 27 years. Immediately before this posting, Dr. Ahammed served in the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Dubai as Commercial Counsellor dealing with the bilateral economic affairs relating to trade and investment between the UAE and Bangladesh. Previously, he worked in the then Ministry of Environment and Forests as Senior Assistant Secretary and Private Secretary to Hon’ble Minister in different times. Dr. Ahammed also worked in the Department of Environment as Director (Climate Change and International Conventions) in 2014.
Dr. A.K.M. Rafique Ahammed completed his Bachelor (Hons.) and Master degrees in Zoology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later, he undertook a Master Programme in 2001 at the University of Adelaide, Australia in Environmental Studies. He completed his PhD in the same discipline from the University of Adelaide in 2007. In 2009, he received an Endeavour Research Fellowship to undertake a postdoctoral research in Environmental Impact Assessment at the University of Adelaide. Dr. Ahammed attended an extensive training programme of three months in Japan on pollution control and environmental management attaining the ability to formulate strategies or action plans on any environmental issue. Dr. Ahammed has three international publications of journal articles that show his intellectual ability of scholarly works.
Dr. Ahammed actively participated in many international seminars, workshops, conferences and meetings on a wide range of environmental, social, educational and economic issues such as global warming, depletion of ozone layer, biodiversity conservation, pollution control, environmental education, natural resource management, education management and economic/ investment forum. He visited quite a number of countries across the globe for education, training and professional role connecting him with a good network of experts and professionals. Currently, Dr. Ahammed holds the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh.