FacultyFaculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
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- MA in Environment and Development, King’s College London, UK
- M.Sc. in Geography and Environment (Disaster Management), University of Dhaka
- B.Sc. in Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka
- Summer School training on Geospatial technologies and remote sensing for monitoring sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from Central European University, Hungary
Trained as a development geographer, I am serving as a Senior Lecturer at the East West University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. My interests is to explore and examine the synergy between the environment and society, especially the context of dynamic situation triggered by climate change and natural hazards.
Rohingya Influx in Bangladesh: Perceptions and Attitudes of the Local Population
The aim of this research is to generate perception-based information that will help guide state and non-state efforts and policies to effectively manage the Rohingya issues (e.g., social, political, health) in Bangladesh. In our study, we will assess the perception and attitude of the local population by both objective and subjective measures. The core research question is "What are the perceptions and attitudes (mainly long-term) of the local population (only adult, 18+ years of age, citizens of Bangladesh) concerning social, economic, environmental, political and health sectors associated with the Rohingya influx in southern Bangladesh?" It is already mentioned that there is a lack of information about the Rohingya-related implications (mainly long-term) in Bangladesh, which are assessed through the perceptions and attitudes of the local population using mixed methods. Therefore, our research findings/outcomes can open new dimensions of research and can bring many benefits not only for Bangladesh but also for other similar countries hosting refugees. One of such benefits which can be mentioned here is that the government and other policy makers can identify major public concerns for Bangladesh and take necessary steps to reduce or minimize them effectively. Our data will also assist the formulation of national and regional policies.
Public Participation in Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Evidence from Coastal Bangladesh
Public participation, one of the central principles of climate governance, is now widely used in adaptation efforts due to its long-term social, economic, environmental implication and intergenerational dimensions. Due to its (EbA) inherent people-centric nature, it is also one of the key organizing principles of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA). Effective participation is one of the keys to the success of EbA. The result of any adaptation can vary significantly depending on mode (e.g., whether invited or invented, deficit or civic model of information flow), intensity, temporality, and the extent of public participation. Although the scholarship of adaptation and ecosystem-based adaptation has advanced significantly, our understanding of the role of public participation in EbA has remained mediocre. This research examining the role of public participation in ecosystem-based adaptation in Bangladesh. Based on qualitative surveys, group discussions, and key informant interviews in the South-western coastal part of Bangladesh, this paper assessed the status and role of public participation in delivering effective EbA.
The role of public participation in ensuring the transparency and effectiveness of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh
The objective of this research is to identify the use of different level public participation approaches in climate change adaptation in coastal Bangladesh, especially keeping an eye on the transparency and effectiveness. This examination will, therefore, open the opportunity for further exploration and explanation of the relationship between these parameters with the goal of ensuring good governance for climate change activity in Bangladesh. The core research question is "How the level and mode of the participation impact the transparency and effectiveness of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh?"
- Fellow: 2050 Climate Collective of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK (2019 - 2020)
- Young Research Fellow: Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) (2019 – 2020)
- Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University (February 2017 – December 2017)
- UN Sustainable Development Solution Network – Youth (March 2017 – March 2018)
- Urban Studio, University of Dhaka (September 2016 – Jan 2017)
- Yunus Centre (Dec 2012 – Aug 2015)
- Youth Leading Environmental Change (YLEC) (June 2012-Nov 2012)
- Centre for Urban Studies (CUS), Dhaka (Sep 2010 – Sep 2011)
- Disaster Research Training and Management Centre (DRTMC), University of Dhaka (Jan 2010 – June 2010)
- Research Assistant: Disaster Research Training and Management Centre (DRTMC), University of Dhaka (Jan 2010 – June 2010)
- Climate Change and Environmental Migration
- Climate Change Governance
- Public Participation
- Urban Resilience, Urban Adaptation of Climate Migrants
- Politics of Natural Hazards
- Siddiqui, M. R (2019) Public Participation in Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Myth and reality. Paper presented at the Regional expert’s symposium on ecosystem-based adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Chengdu, People’s Republic of China. ICIMOD and Chinese Academy of Science.
- Siddiqui M R (2018) Assessing the role public participation in safeguarding the good governance of climate finance at 5th International Integrative Research Conference on Governance and Modernization in Changing Environment. BARD, Comilla, Bangladesh
- Nazem N I, Siddiqui M R, (2018) Climate Change and Displacement of People: The Process of their Adaptation in Dhaka Metropolitan Region for Making the City Resilient at CitiesIPCC 2018 conference in Edmonton, Canada, March 2018
- Siddiqui M R, (2018) Empowering Youth to Implement the New Urban Agenda in their Cities at 9th World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 2018
- Nazem N I, Siddiqui M R, Hossain M R (2017) Climate Change Induced and Environmentally Stressed Migration in Dhaka at Impact World 2017 conference in Potsdam, Germany, October 2017
- Siddiqui M R (2016) State polity as controlling factors of natural hazards. Presentation at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016, Royal Geographical Society in London, September 2016
- Siddiqui M R (2016) Interaction between state’s political characteristics and regime types with natural hazards, Poster presentation. RSS 2016 International Conference, University of Manchester, September 2016
- Siddiqui M R (2016) Inauspicious option: Migration towards more vulnerability. Poster presentation. RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference, Department of Geography, Newcastle University, 17th-18th March 2016.
- Siddiqui R (2014) Unplanned Development and Landslide Hazards in Hilly Regions of Bangladesh. Presented at International Conference on Environment and Development. 7-8 March 2014. Rajshahi. Bangladesh
- Siddiqui R (2014) Migration as an Adaption or Failure of Adaptation to Natural Hazards in Coastal Islands of Bangladesh. Presentation at 2nd National Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (NCBA2). Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Siddiqui R (2012) Changing Climate and the Increasing Vulnerability of Landslide of Hazard in Bangladesh. Presentation at National Youth Forum, ICIMOD. Rangamati, Bangladesh. 17-20 December 2012
- Siddiqui, M. R (2020) Public Participation in Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Myth and reality. Journal of Mountain Science [forthcoming]
- Hossain M A, Siddiqui M R and Sultana S (2020) Spatio-temporal dynamics of land surface temperature (LST) and the effects of the urbanisation process on LST in Dhaka City, Bangladesh [submitted]
- Siddiqui, M. R (2020) Climate Migration in South Asia. Global Dialogue. Vol 10 (3)
- Siddiqui M R and Hossain M A (2019) Climate Change and Migration in coastal areas in South Asia. In: W. L. Filho, A. Azul, L. Brandli, P. Özuyar, T. Wall (eds) Climate Action. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Cham. Springer Nature. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71063-1_101-1
- Siddiqui M R (2018) Landslide in Chattogram City: Spatial Vulnerability and Risk Mitigations Options. East West Journal of Business and Social Studies. vols. 6-7.
- Siddiqui R (2015) Environment and Climate in Bangladesh: Increasing Migration Factors. International Migration: A North-South Issue? (XXII – 2015).
- Siddiqui R (2014) Patterns and Factors of Natural Hazard Induced Out-migration from Meghna Estuarine Islands of Bangladesh. GeoScape 8 (1).
- Siddiqui R (2014) Migrants on offshore islands of Bangladesh. Forced Migration Review, Crisis Migration, University of Oxford. UK. http://www.fmreview.org/crisis/siddiqui
- Mahbub A Q M and Siddiqui R (2014) Trends and Characteristics of Migration in Meghna Estuarine Islands of Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 3 (1).
- Siddiqui R, Hossain T (2013) Geographical Characteristics and the Components at Risk of Tornado in Rural Bangladesh: A Case Study of Brahmanaria Tornado. Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters. 3: 111
- 2020 Research Grant (co-investigator) from the Center for Research and Training (CRT) of East West University for research on Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh
- 2019 Grant from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to attend 'Regional experts' symposium on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya' in Chengdu, China
- 2019 Fellowship and Funding from the 2050 Climate Collective initiate of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
- 2019 Fellowship and Research Grant under the Young Research Fellowship Program of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)
- 2018 Conference grant from the Adaptation Future 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
- 2018 Conference grant from SDSN Youth to attend 9th World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 2017 Leadership Award from the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER), BRAC University
- 2017 Local Pathways Fellowship by the UN Sustainable Development Solution Network – Youth, and Conference Grant to attend World Urban Forum 2018
- 2017 Conference grant from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
- 2016 SUN Scholarship from Central European University (CEU), Hungary, to attend summer school training on 'geospatial technologies and remote sensing for monitoring sustainable Development Goals (SDG).'
- 2015 Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK
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