Message From Executive Director

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are meant to be inclusive, visible, measurable, and replicable. The SDGs Action Research Center of SIMEC Institute of Technology is the first initiative for SDGs intensive human resource development. The Center conducts Action Research Training Programs for achieving and promoting SDGs in Bangladesh. It has on-going programs for initiating and developing the SDGs Model Projects in various places of Bangladesh involving the trained resource persons from both public and private sectors including Government and NGO employees, actors from Small and Medium Enterprises, and other sustainable development stakeholders.

Executive Director

Md. Amzad Hossain, PhD. Professor of Sustainability at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and was CUSP Director from 2015 to 2018 and Deputy Director from 2007 to 2014.

Specialist fields of expertise

  • - Linking Islam to sustainability - Coordinating SDGs related Action Research and Training Programs
  • - Innovating cultural values as Sustainability Accounting - Rediscovering traditional social systems at the grassroots
  • - Promoting renewable energy for achieving Self-reliance in Bangladesh - Marketing the need for social activism for sustainable rural lifestyle including sustainability of nocturnal species thru modest energy use at night
  • - Publishing 17 Discourses on Achieving 17 SDGs in Bangladesh context - Promoting sustainability values
    - Re-achieving rural self reliant sustainability
  • - Implementing 12 Living Lab SDGs Model Projects in different topographies of Bangladesh - Promoting Flexitarianism to reverse the rising trend of global meat consumption
  • Australian and Bangladeshi.
Academic qualifications
    PhD in Sustainability
    Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 2001 (Thesis title: Renewing Self-reliance in Rural Bangladesh through Renewable Energy)
PhD in Spiritual Anthropology
  • Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 1996 (Thesis title: Mazar Culture in Bangladesh)
Master of Arts in Religious Philosophy
  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia 1991 (Thesis title: Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Bauls of Bangladesh)
M.Com - Master of Commerce
  • Rajshahi University, Bangladesh 1966.
Professional affiliations
  • Curtin University
  • Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
  • International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT), Bangladesh

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Other training
  • Level 1 Supervisor of High Degree by Research (PhD, MPhil, Doctor of Sustainable Development and other) students – Curtin University
  • Countries of work experience: Australia, Bangladesh
  • Professional experience (with particular reference to tender requirements):
  • September 2015 – current, SDGs Coordinator Bangladesh Chapter
Previous work
  • 1967 - 1976 Computer Programming, Janata Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 1976 - 1981 Computer Programming, Computer Sciences of Australia (CSA), Sydney

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