Mohammad Azim

Project Info

Role Global Environments Summer Academy 2015 participant
Nationality Bangladeshi
Region of Specialisations Asia

Project Description

I received my Bachelor of Science (Hons) and completed my Master’s (Thesis) program in Soil, Water and Environment in 2008 and 2010 respectively, both with the faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka. To enhance my knowledge and network, I participated in the United Nations University International Course on Global Change and Sustainability in 2010, and the Oslo University International Summer School Program on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development in 2013. Apart from that, I have taken part in international programs and trainings in Switzerland, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Bhutan.

As a research fellow of the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh, I carried out a research project to investigate post project environmental impacts of a newly developed sanitary landfill site in Dhaka during Master program at the University of Dhaka. The research disclosed key-findings such as the pollution of soil, surrounding surface water and ground water sources caused by the overflowing of untreated leachate, particularly during the rainy season, as well as poor air quality within and around the solid waste disposal site. The research also identified that 96.5% of the total waste dumped at the site consists of organic materials. My research also investigated the occupational health hazards faced by solid waste management workers exposed to the unhealthy environment at the landfill site, which includes hazardous materials and pathogens. This research was published by a leading scientific journal in Bangladesh, and as a book by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

I am currently pursuing a second Master’s Program in Environmental Science at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on air pollution, climate change and health impacts research. I am also developing an online based social venture named “Eco House Scandinavia” in partnership with a Finnish and a Latvian friend. We aim to sell environmental friendly products in Sweden and beyond, importing from women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh.

I am committed to working in the area of sustainable environmental management, focusing on conserving the environment, ecology and biodiversity of my country.


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