Adrita Biswas
Program Assistant- Educational Outreach Program
Adrita Biswas joined WCS Bangladesh in July 2023 as an Educational Outreach Program Assistant where she helps with the visualization of educational outreach and training tools and exhibits. Adrita has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from BRAC University. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she grew a passion for graphics and undertook several training courses on visual communication. She brings her passion and experience in visual communication with different companies to support WCS Bangladesh’s educational outreach work. She uses graphical tools such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. to create engaging and effective visual communication. She is also skilled in programming languages such as Python and Java. Adrita will support the designing of training and outreach tools, the creation of social media posts, the implementation of educational outreach activities, and the assessment of their impacts.
Dr. Syed Arif Azad
Senior Adviser - Marine Conservation Program
Dr. Syed Arif Azad joined the Department of Fisheries in 1984 and served as its Director General from 2011 to 2018. During his tenure, the longest in the departments history, he was also the Chair of the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) Governing Council (2017/18). As Senior Advisor to the WCS Bangladesh Marine Conservation Program, Dr. Azad supports our efforts to improve marine fisheries policies and the technical capacity and collaborations required to implement them, especially within the Department of Fisheries and Forest Department. He also assists with the development, management, and reporting of projects and strategies that enable WCS engagement with government and community partners in Bangladesh. Dr. Azad is a natural resources management specialist with expertise on fisheries management and policies, gender and development, project preparation and management, training and capacity development, and food safety and value chain. He holds a Masters degree in Marine Management from the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and obtained his PhD on Gender Relations in Aquaculture in Bangladesh. He has extensively published on fisheries management in international peer-reviewed journals and books. After retiring as Director General of the Department of Fisheries in Bangladesh, Dr. Syed Arif Azad was engaged as Chief Technical Consultant of the Solidaridad Network for Asia, and as consultant by the Palli Karma Sohayok Foundation (PKSF), and by the World Bank Group for assessing abandoned, lost, and discarded fishing gear in the Bay of Bengal. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the national Safe Agro Food Efforts (BSAFE) Foundation, and of the Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh (KIB) Central Committee.
Raisa Noor
Marine Data Management Officer - Marine Conservation Program
Raisa Noor holds a Masters degree in Geography and Environment from the University of Dhaka. Prior to joining WCS Bangladesh in January 2023, she worked on GIS and remote sensing for different government projects as Technical Assistant at the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS). As Marine Data Management Officer, Raisa processes large volumes of data on small-scale fisheries and elasmobranch landings collected through our citizen science networks and dedicated surveys. Her support extends to processing satellite imagery, visualizing data, supporting marine spatial planning processes, and informing training and communication tools to improve data collection by citizen science fishermen, landing site data collectors, and government partners for informing effective marine conservation policies and interventions in Bangladesh.
Shwe Wai Ching
Marine Policy Officer - Marine Conservation Program
Shwe Wai Ching joined WCS Bangladesh in July 2023 after completing her Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the USA as a Fulbright Foreign Student and College of Education awardee. Shwe holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and was a lecturer at the State University of Bangladesh. As Marine Policy Officer, she will support the adaptation of WCS research findings and international obligations in recommendations for improved national marine policies and conservation solutions. In support of our WCS Bangladesh educational outreach and field activities, she will assist with the development of communication tools and networks for enhancing knowledge about and compliance with marine wildlife protection and trade rules, and fisheries and protected area management regulations among coastal fisheries communities and government partners.

Page 3 of 3First   Previous   1  2  [3]  Next   Last   

Copyright 2007-2021 by Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS, the "W" logo, WE STAND FOR WILDLIFE, I STAND FOR WILDLIFE, and STAND FOR WILDLIFE are service marks of Wildlife Conservation Society.

Contact Information
Address: 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, New York 10460 | (718) 220-5100