Polin Kumar Saha

Polin Kumar Saha is a Research Associate at RED. He has obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc degree from the department of Soil, Water and Environment at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has obtained his second ‘Masters’ degree on Sustainable Development from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden. Related to research direction, he has additionally completed two courses on ‘Essential Skills for Young Scientists’ and ‘Research and Technology Policy’ from Lund University, Sweden. He has availed the Netherland Fellowship Program (NFP) on ‘Research Methods and Skills’ at the Maastricht School of Management (MSM), The Netherlands in 2013. He has been contributing to the research arena in different organizations in Bangladesh since 2005. He has got numerous publications in national and international reviewed journals, contributed in research related book chapter, working papers, and conference papers with the participation in national and international conferences as well. His main research interests include environment management systems (EMS), issues related to social and environmental sustainability problems, multicriteria based decision-making concepts towards sustainability and strategic analysis for sustainability management.

 

Personal data

Name: Polin Kumar Saha

Address: 78/1, Main Road, Kallyanpur, Dhaka 1207

Telephone: 88 02 9881265 (Ext. 3728) Cell: 01919471748

E-mail address: polin.kumar[at]brac.net

Age: 01/03/1979

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

 

Education

PGDip in Research Methods and Skills (2013), Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands

Certified on Essential Skills for Young Scientists’ and ‘Research and Technology Policy: Competition in High-Tech Sectors (2010), Lund University, Sweden

M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (2009), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (2006), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

B.S.S (Hons.) in Soil, Water and Environment (2003), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

H.S.C in Science (1996), Govt. Azizul Hoque College, Bogra, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh

S.S.C in Science (1994), Sariakandi Govt. High School, Bogra, Rajshahi Board, Bangladesh

 

Work experiences

Date: Apr. 2014- present

Position: Research Associate

Employer: BRAC

Type of business: Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work: Research and evaluation in Social Development

Major responsibilities: Assist in research planning, designing, managing and implementing of the projects at the field level. Developing research proposal, data analysis and writing research report.

 

Date: Feb. 2011- Mar. 2014

Position: Adjunct Researcher

Employer: Unnayan Onneshan, Bangladesh

Type of business: Research Organization/Think Tank

Area of work: Climate Change, Biodiversity and DRR

Major responsibilities: Conducted research in the state of livelihood and livelihood assessment in relation to climate change impacts in selected ‘hard to reach areas’ of Bangladesh

Date: Feb. 2012- Dec. 2012

Position: Senior Research Officer

Employer: Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Bangladesh

Type of business: Research Organization

Area of work: Climate Change and Adaptation

Major responsibilities: Coordination of research project regarding ‘water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), need assessment as the consequences of climate change impacts in selected ‘hard to reach areas’ of Bangladesh

 

Date: Aug. 2007- Aug. 2008

Position: Environmental Consultant

Employer: Environment Alteration Ltd, Bangladesh

Type of business: Consulting Firm

Area of work: Consultancy in Environmental Management

Major responsibilities: Conducted environmental consultancy services in the area of EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), EMP (Environmental Management Plan) & IEE (Initial Environmental Examination)

 

Date: Jan. 2006- Aug. 2007

Position: Senior Program Organizer

Employer: Centre for Mass Education in Science (CMES), Bangladesh

Type of business: Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work: Non-formal Education

Major responsibilities: Served a core project regarding non-formal education combined with livelihood trainings including environmental and other aspects, livelihood training on green energy (e.g. solar energy)

 

Date: Jan. 2005- Dec. 2005

Position: Environmental Consultant

Employer: Layout Communication, Bangladesh

Type of business: Consulting Firm

Area of work: Consultancy for Environmental Clearance in Industrial Sectors

Major responsibilities: preparing consultancy report in different types of projects in order to achieve ECC (Environmental Clearance Certificate) & SCC (Site Clearance Certificate), environmental monitoring/analysis and client dealings for industrial assessment

 

Publications:

  1. SAHA, P. K. and SALEH, AZM. (2013). Results of RESOLVE: Livelihood Improvement in Hard to Reach Areas of Bangladesh. Unnayan Onneshan. Dhaka. Bangladesh.

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. (2013). "Strategic Sustainability through a Product Development Tools." In H. Bartolo et al. (Eds.), Green Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes(pp.209-214). London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. (2013). Assessment of the Livelihood Status of the Poor in Hard to Reach Areas of Bangladesh: Quarterly Report for October-December 2012. Unnayan Onneshan. Dhaka. Bangladesh.

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. (2013). NGO Interventions and it’s impact on Livelihood Development of Right Holders: Livelihood Status of the Hardcore Poor Right Holders in Hard to Reach Areas of Bangladesh. Unnayan Onneshan. Dhaka. Bangladesh.

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. (2012). Incorporating Product Development Tools in Environmental Management Systems (EMS): A new way for sustainability management. Conference Paper of the 2012 Berlin Conference of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change on ‘’Evidence for Sustainable Development’’, 5-6 October 2012, Berlin, Germany

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. & ISLAM, M. (2012). The State of Livelihood: Livelihood Status of Hard Core Poor in Hard to Reach Areas in Bangladesh. Quarterly Report for October-December 2011. Unnayan Onneshan. Dhaka. Bangladesh.

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. and SEAL, L. (2012). A Strategic approach to Environmental Management Systems (EMS): An assessment of sustainability in EMS to move toward sustainability. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol 2, issue 2: 1093-1102

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. (2011). The State of Livelihood: Livelihood Status of Hard Core Poor in Hard to Reach Areas in Bangladesh, Quarterly Report for July-September 2011.

 

  1. SAHA, P. K. & RAHMAN, K. M. M. (2011). The State of Livelihood: Livelihood Status of Hard Core Poor in Hard to Reach Areas in Bangladesh. Quarterly Report for April-June 2011. Unnayan Onneshan. Dhaka. Bangladesh


  2. SAHA, P. K. (2010). Environmental Management Systems and Sustainability. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG