Our Bangladesh accelerator will run from October-December, 2020 . With support from our Bangladesh Hub leader, we'll convene 9-12 emerging environmental leaders for a Launchpad Summit in Dhaka (COVID permitting) to build leadership skills and create action plans for team projects, which will be eligible for funding to help implement them. These leaders will continue in a mixed virtual / in-person accelerator program for three months, supported by 10 Billion Strong to further develop as leaders and complete community-based projects to address pressing environmental issues.
Emadul Islam -10 Billion Strong Bangladesh Hub Lead
Emadul is a social research and development expert and researcher. He graduated with high honors from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with a concentration in Social Sciences. He has work experience in climate change and disaster risk reduction, sustainable disaster recovery, governance, community development in the research field. Emadul began his career as a young researcher in an International non-government organization called Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB). He has also worked for the UK based international NGO Islamic Relief Worldwide, Bangladesh chapter, as a monitoring and research officer from 2014 until 2017. Currently, he is Yayasan Khazanah scholar and PhD student at the University of Malaya and a full-time Senior Analyst at at BRAC.