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Associate Professor
Asian Institute of Technology

 

Areas of Expertise
Civil Society, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Climate Change, Economic Development, Environment, Global Food Security, Globalization, Human Security, Humanitarian Affairs, Peace and Security, Poverty and Inequality, Sustainable Development, Terrorism

Region of Focus
Central and South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific

Background
March 2010 – continuing

Associate Professor in Regional and Rural Development Planning, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

October 2005 – February 2010

Assistant Professor in Regional and Rural Development Planning, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

July 2004- September 2005

Visiting Assistant Professor in Regional and Rural Development Planning, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

March 2001-June 2004

Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

January 2000- February 2001

Bank of Ireland Fellowship in Development Studies at the International Centre for Development Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

October 1996- December 2000

Doctoral research on “Bearers of Change: The Field Workers of NGOs in Bangladesh” at the Department of Geography, University of Durham, Durham, UK under Commonwealth Scholarship.

June 1995- September 1996

Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

May 1992 to December 1993

MSc. in Rural and Regional Development Planning from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (with award winning Grade Point Average of 3.92 out of 4).

December 1991 to April 1992, January 1994 to June 1995

Served as Assistant Secretary to The Government of Bangladesh at the ministries of Public Administration and Commerce. My main responsibilities were managing field level administration of these public sector bodies, administrative re-organization and export promotion.

January 1990 to December 1991

MSc. in Geography from Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh with thesis “Role of NGOs in The Rural Development of Bangladesh: A Case Study in Income Generation”, ranking First in the First Class.

January 1986 to December 1989

B.Sc. (Hons) in Geography from Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh ranking First in the First Class.

Recent PublicationsBooks (English)

1. Routray, J. K. and Ahmad, M. M. (2016). Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Asia. Bangkok: AIT.

2. Thapa, G.B., Viswanathan, P.K., Routray, J. K. and Ahmad, M.M. (edt.) (2010). Agricultural Transition in Asia – Trajectories and Challenges. Bangkok: AIT.

3. Ahmad, M. M. and Kumar, A. (2008). Hope Not Complacency – Disaster Management in India and Sri Lanka. Bangkok: AIT.

4. Ahmad, M. M. and Kumar, A. (2007). More Sweat Less Blood a disaster Preparedness Manual. Bangkok: AIT/USAID.

5. Ahmad, M. M. (2002). NGO Field Workers in Bangladesh. Aldershot: Ashgate.

6. Ahmad, M. M. (2001). Understanding the South: How Northern Donor Agencies and NGOs Understand the Needs and Problems of Southern NGO Clients. Dhaka: M Ahmed.

7. Ahmad, M. M. (2000). Donors, NGOs, State and their Clients in Bangladesh. Dhaka: M Ahmed and L Nahar.

Articles/Chapters in Journals, Books etc. (English)

1. Saqib, S., Ahmad, M. M., Panezai, S and Rana, I.A. (2016). “An empirical assessment of farmers’ risk attitudes in flood-prone areas of Pakistan”. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Vol.18, June, pp. 107–114.
2. Rahman, S. M. and Ahmad, M.M. (2016). “Perception of Local Experts about Accessibility to International Climate Funds: Case of Bangladesh”. The Journal of Developing Areas. Vol. 50. No. 3. Pp. 53-68.
3. Kumar, A. Ahmad, M.M. and Sharma, P. (forthcoming). “Influence of climatic and non-climatic factors on sustainable food security in India: a statistical investigation”. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics.
4. Rahman, S. M., Ahmad, M.M. and Alam, M. S. (2016) “From strategy to execution: the case of local climate fund in Bangladesh” International Journal of. Environmental Policy and Decision Making. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-18.
5. Saqib, S., Ahmad, M. M., Panezai, S. (2016). “Landholding size and farmers’ access to credit and its utilisation in Pakistan”. Development in Practice. Vol. 26, No. 8, pp.1060–1071.
6. Pathak, S., and Ahmad, M. M. (2016). “Flood recovery capacities of the manufacturing SMEs from floods: A case study in Pathumthani province, Thailand”. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 18, pp.197-205.
7. Lopa, F. G. R. and Ahmad, M. M. (2016). “Participation of CSOs/NGOs in Bangladeshi climate change policy formulation: co-operation or cooptation?” Development in Practice. Vol. 26, No. 6, 781–793.
8. Saqib, S., Ahmad, M. M., Panezai, S and Ali, U. (2016). “Factors Influencing Farmers’ Adoption of Agricultural Credit as a Risk Management Strategy: The case of Pakistan”. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Vol.17, March, pp. 67-76.
9. Rahman, S. M., Ahmad, M.M. (2016). “The Size of National Delegation and the Need for Attendance Regulation at Climate Conferences”. Ökologisches Wirtschaften Ecological Economics. Volume 31, issue 1, pp. 12-13.
10. Morin, V. M., Ahmad, M. M. and Warnitchai, P. (2016). “Vulnerability to typhoon hazards in the coastal informal settlements of Metro Manila, The Philippines” Disasters. DOI: 10.1111/disa.12174.
11. Mu, S. S. Ahmad, M M., Thapa, G. B. and Shrestha, R. P. (2015). “Farmers’ Adaptation to Rainfall Variability and Salinity through Agronomic Practices in Lower Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar”. Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change. Vol. 6. No.2. doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000258.
12. Lopa, F. G. R. and Ahmad, M. M. (2015). “Civil Society Organizations and Climate Change Policy Formulation in Bangladesh”, in Mallick, B. and Etzold, B. (edt.). Environment, Migration and Adaptation – Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. Dhaka: AHDPH, pp. 249-268.
13. Rahman, S.M. and Ahmad, M. M. (2015). “Climate finance towards vulnerable countries: evidence from the Global Environment Facility (GEF)”. International Journal of Green Economics. Vol. 9. No. 2. Pp. 199-214.
14. Rahman, S.M. and Ahmad, M. M. (2014). “Climate finance in the Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS)”. Development in Practice. Vol. 24, No. 8, pp.960–974.
15. Rahman, S.M. and Ahmad, M. M. (2013). “Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Rural Bangladesh: Ornamentation or Fact of Development?” Energy Policy. Vol. 63. Pp. 348-354.
16. Alam, J. and Ahmad, M.M. (2013). “Public Facilities in Public and Private Housing Projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh”. Urban Policy and Research. Vol. 31. No. 2. Pp. 190-207.
17. Ahmad, M. M. (2013). “Microfinance and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities” Goglio, S. and Alexopoulos, Y. (edt.). Financial Cooperatives and Local Development. pp. 198-211. London: Routledge.
18. Viswanathan, P.K., Thapa, G.B., Routray, J.K. and Ahmad (2012). “Agrarian Transition and Emerging Challenges in Asian Agriculture: A Critical Assessment”. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. XLVII, No. 4. pp. 41-50.
19. Waheed, A. and Ahmad, M. M. (2012). “Socioeconomic Impacts of Terrorism on Affected Families in Lahore, Pakistan”. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. Vol. 21. No. 2. Pp. 201-222.
20. Siddique, M. H. and Ahmad, M.M. (2012). “Variables Affecting Fieldworkers of NGOs in Pakistan”. Development in Practice. Vol. 22. No. 2. pp. 216-228.
21. Morais, S.N. and Ahmad, M.M. (2011). “NGO-led Microfinance: Potentials and Challenges in Conflict Areas”. Journal of International Development. Vol. 23. No.5. pp. 629-640.

22. Ahmad, M. and Ahmad, M. M. (2011) “Do public representatives in local governments know about “disability rights” in Pakistan? An awareness assessment case from Southern Punjab”. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. Volume 24, Issue 4. pp. 409-426.

23. Waheed, A. and Ahmad, M. M. (2011). “Assessing the Economic Impacts of Terrorism on Informal Day Labourers Sector in Lahore, Pakistan”. International Journal of Academic Research. Vol. 3. No. 3, Part. 1. pp. 383-387

24. Alam, J. and Ahmad, M. M. (2011). “Impacts of Environmental Laws on Land Development and Developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh”. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 169-188.

25. Thapa, G.B., Viswanathan, P.K., Routray, J.K. and Ahmad, M.M. (2010). “Understanding the Next Agricultural Transition in Asia: A Critical Review of Major Facets and Future Challenges”. Millennial Asia. Vol. 1. No. 2. pp.215-239

26. Siddique, M. H. and Ahmad, M. M. (2010). “NGO Fieldworkers in Pakistan”. GMSARN International Journal. Vol. 4. No. 4. pp. 183-192.

27. Alam, J. and Ahmad, M. M. (2010). “Analysing the lacunae in planning and implementation: spatial development of Dhaka city and its impacts upon the built environment”. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development. Vol. 2, Nos. 1–2, pp. 85–106.

28. Krongkant, P. and Ahmad, M. M. (2010). “Typhoon risk perceptions and evacuation decisions of older persons: a case study of a rural community in Southern Thailand”. International Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 7.No. 2. pp. 190-205.

29. Morais, N. and Ahmad, M. M. (2010). “Sustaining livelihoods in complex emergencies: experiences of Sri Lanka”. Development in Practice. Volume 20, Number 1, pp. 5-17.


Updated January 2017