Ahasanul Hoque

Ahasanul Hoque

Lives in Bangladesh
Ahasanul Hoque

Qualifications & Acheivements

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Sc. in Remote Sensing amd Geographic Information Systems at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, 2011.
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science at Khulna University, Khulna, 2008;
  • Training in Environmental sanitation and waste management in developing countries at University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • Diploma in Climate Change Vulnerability and Humanitarian Resposes at Jointly University of Hawai-USA, United Nations University, Keio & Okayama University-Japan, National university of Samoa and Asian Institute of Technology-Thailand.
  • B.Sc., Environmental Science, Khulna University, Khulna, 2005;
  • Post graduate Diploma in Personnel Management at Bangladesh Institute of Management, Dhaka.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Jan 2013– till date; GIS & Data management Specialist. The World Bank Group
  • Aug 2016- till date; Training Consultant for QGIS . Food and Agricultural Organization of UN, Dhaka. 
  • May 2015 – October 2016; GIS & OpenStreetMap ConsultantAmerican Redcross. Provide training to the BDRCS volunteers’ community and coordinate the mapping program in pilot area in OLD Dhaka city. Data4Action project, American Redcross, Bangladesh.
  • July 2015 – October 2015;  GIS & OSM consultant. GIS training and coordination of 4 slums area mapping for KOLOROB project, Save the Children International, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • May 2015 – November 2015; GIS Consultant. Disaster Risk and Vulnerability mapping in Bangladesh. Climate Change Unit, DFID UK, Bangladesh.
  • November 2013 – November 2014; Consultant- GIS & Information management;  The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) of NRC, Switzerland.
  • February 2013- August ’13;  GIS Consultant- Project Management and Training Consultant (PMTC), Bangladesh( a member of the Harewelle Group of companies) for their “GIS Mapping of Low Income Consumers Area  in Dhaka City Project funded by Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP).
  • Oct 2012– Nov’12; Consultant- Environment and GIS. Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF Bangladesh, in the project entitled “Sanitation Hygiene Education and Water Supply B (SHEWA-B)”.
  •  June 2011– Aug’12; Research Associate- GIS & Environment. Water Engineering and Management FoS, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in FAO & IFAD funded project entitled Regional Study on Water interventions for improving smallholder farming and rural livelihoods in Asia”.
  •  Sept 2008 – July’09; Lecturer & training coordinator, Environmental Management Oxford International School and College, Dhaka.
  •  Mar 2007 – May’07; Intern, Bangladesh Space Research & Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO).
  • Jan 2005 –   Feb’06; Research Assistant- Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh in Project entitled- “Application of GIS and RS in Urban Cadastral and Facility Management in Khulna City in association with- Associate Professor Md. Mujibor Rahman, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

RECENT ACTIVITIES

  • Conducted two days long  training on Quantum GIS (QGIS), organized by FAO, Bangladesh Forest Department, Held at Bangladesh bureau of Statistics, Agaorgaon, Dhaka. Sep 20-21, 2016.
  • Conducted two days long training of trainers (TOT) on “Open Source Mapping for Disaster Risk Reduction“ to the students of Environmental Science and Disaster Management (ESDM) of Daffodil International University , organized by International Federations of Red cross and Red crescent (IFRCS) Dhaka, held at DIU, Dhaka, Sep 7-8, 2016.
  • Conducted two days long training of trainers (TOT) on “Open Source Mapping for Disaster Risk Reduction“ to BRAC University Students, organized by International Federations of Red cross and Red crescent (IFRCS) Dhaka, held at BRAC University Computer Lab, Dhaka, Sep 2-3, 2016.
  • Conducted day long training and mappathon with the Youthmappers group og Dhaka University, Organized by Texas Tech University, USAID and DU-Innovation Lab,  held at  Professor Abdul Matin Senate Building of Dhaka University , Sept 05, 2016.
  • Conducted two days long training of trainers (TOT) on “Open Source Mapping for Disaster Risk Reduction“ to IDMVS, Dhaka University Students, organized by International Federations of Red cross and Red crescent (IFRCS) Dhaka, held at IDMVS Computer Lab, Dhaka, Aug 12-13, 2016.
  • Conducted four days long training of trainers (TOT) on “Open Source Mapping for Disaster Risk Reduction“ organized by International Federations of Red cross and Red crescent (IFRCS) Dhaka and funded by AmericanRedcross, held at BDRCS Training Center, Dhaka, July 20-23, 2016.
  • Conducted day long training on “GeoNode-GeoDASH data sharing platform for BAngladesh“ for GIS data management personnel, organized by Bangladesh Computer Council, GFDRR- World Bank and LGED at GIS Unit- LGED, Dhaka,June 22, 2016.
  • Conducted two days long training on “Data visualization using CartoDB for data management personnel, programmers, academicians and development practitioners, organizaed by International Federations of Red cross and Red crescent (IFRCS) Dhaka and funded by AmericanRedcross, held at Long beach Suites, Dhaka, May 24-25, 2016.
  • Conducted day long training on “OpenStreetMapping for 50 students”  to build the community at University of Liberal Arts bangladesh (ULAB), Organized by Center for Sustainable development (CSD) of ULAB and supported by OSM Bangladesh community March 19, 2016.
  • Facilitated  and coordinated 14 days long OpenStreetMap training and mapping event at Moghbazar area Dhaka; Arranged by American RedCrooss and BDRCS, Dhaka on 12 -15 March, 2016.
  • Coordinated two days long Mappathon for MoghBazar Buldings using OSM with 20 osm volunteers at BDRCS Conference Center, RedCrescent Head Quarter Office. Dhaka Bangladesh. 11-12 January, 2016.
  • Conducted 3days long training on Quantum GIS (QGIS) and OpenSource Mapping tools at Shiree Project Office, Baridhara, Dhaka. 15-17 December, 2015. Coordinated day long Victory Day Mappathon on OpenStreetMap with 25 osm volunteers at Jamuna Conference Center, The World Bank , Dhaka Bangladesh. 12 December 2015.
  • Facilitated two days long training on open data and GIS  for project directors at Long beach Suites, Dhaka; Arranged by American RedCrooss and BDRCS, Dhaka on Nov 18-19, 2015.
  • Facilitated two days long Post Disaster Needs Assessment(PDNA) at Bangladesh Red crescent Societies(BDRCS), Dhaka;on Nov 16-17, 2015.
  • Coordinated six days long OpenStreetMapping event at Baunia bandh and Paris  road mirpur slum areas, Dhaka for KOLOROB Project, Save the Children International, 25-31 Oct 2015.
  • Presented ‘State of OpenStreetMap Bangladesh’ at VISIONS Asia Energy Resilience Forum 2015-State of the Map Asia 2015′; Japan Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-23 September, 2015.
  • Conducted and coordinated 7days long OpenStreetMap training and mapping event at Gendaria Dhaka; Arranged by American RedCrooss and BDRCS, Dhaka on Sept 10-17, 2015.
  • Conducted the four OpenStreetMap training at Save the Children International, Dhaka for 100 student volunteers to map slum project areas, Dhaka for KOLOROB Project, 23-19 Aug 2015.
  • Conducted the OpenStreetMap training at YMCA Training center , Savar Dhaka for 20 foreign and 20 Bangladeshi volunteers to map Durgapur Upazila Netrokona district, Anwara Upazila of Chittagong district and Moksedpur Upazila of Goplaganj District in association with YCARE international and Missing Maps Project, 5 July 2015.
  • Presented at Social Talk of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics on State of OSM in Bangladesh and the pilot mapping success in Singari, Manikganj at 18 June, 2015, Dhaka Bangladesh.
  • Attended as guest presenter at Humanitarian Information Unit of Government State Department of USA, 11th June 2015.
  • Attended as a speaker at United Nations Headquarter, New York, United States of America in State of the Map US conference 2015, 6-8 June 2015. Please check the link and last 10 minutes of the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fK_cWhCQbE
  • Facilitated  and coordinated 5 days long OpenStreetMap training and mapping event at Gendaria and Mogbazar Dhaka; Arranged by American RedCrooss and BDRCS, Dhaka on May 14-19, 2015.
  • Facilitated 2days long training of trainers (ToT) on “Basic of Mapping, its component and OpenStreetMap for spatial data collection, editing and processing” Arranged by Water Sanitation Program(WSP), The World Bank, Dhaka on April 10-11, 2015.
  • Facilitated and conducted the day long training and “Map-a-thon for Netrokona, Bangladesh” jointly organized by Stanford University, USA and Eastern University, Dhaka on April 9, 2015.
  • Facilitated 6 days long training on “Basic GPS on for spatial data collection and processing” Arranged by Logistics Cluster, United Nations World Food Program (WFP), held at Hotel Asia Pacific, Baridhara, Dhaka on Apr 1-8, 2015.
  • Facilitated 3days long training on “Basic GPS on for spatial data collection and processing” Arranged by Logistics Cluster, United Nations World Food Program (WFP), held at Hotel Asia Pacific, Baridhara, Dhaka on March 23-25, 2015.
  • Facilitated the day long training on “GIS data collection and management by OSM technology” for their development project entitled “Strengthening Capacity of BBS in Population and Demographic Data Collection Using GIS” held at at Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Dhaka on February 28, 2015.
  • Facilitated the day long training on “OpenStreetMap, GeoNoDe and GIS open data Management” at Information Management Working Group workshop held at Six Seasons Hotel Dhaka on February 16-17, 2015.
  • Facilitated and Coordinated GIS data collection by OSM technology in Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh area under MissingMaps Project of London, January 17- 29, 2015.
  • Facilitated day long training on “GeoNODE-web based open spatial data sharing platform for Government and Non-government organizations” at Embassy of Netherlands, Dhaka Bangladesh on 28 September, 2014.
  • Facilitated day long training on “GeoNODE-an web based open GIS data sharing platform for Government and Non-government organizations” at Jamuna Confrence Center, World Bank Bangladesh on 24 September, 2014.
  • Facilitated 3 days long training on “OpenStreetMapping for NGO Volunteers” at Elenga Resort, Tangail, organized by UTTARAN & EUROPEAN UNION on June 22-25, 2014.
  • Facilitated the day long training on “OpenStreetMapping for Researchers & Faculties” at University of Liberal Arts bangladesh (ULAB) suppoerted by World Bank Bangladesh on February 27, 2014.
  • Facilitated GIS and Data base management session in the 2 days long training on “Joint Need Assessment(JNA) District Hub Training in Barisal” for iNGO & NGO ersonnel at BDS Training Center, Barisal onFebruary 22-05, 2014; Organized by ACAPS of Norwaygian refugee Council, Local Consultative Group(LCG), Humanitarian Coordination and Technical Team(HCTT), CARE, UKAID.
  • Facilitated the day long training on “OpenStreetMapping for Student” at University of Liberal Arts bangladesh (ULAB) suppoerted by World Bank Bangladesh on February 20, 2014.
  • Participated as Mapping Mentor in the 2 days long Water Hackathon  AppFest 2014  at EMK Center organized by WSP, GFDRR of World Bank and a2i of Government on February 14-15, 2014.
  • Facilitated GIS and Data base management session in the 2 days long training on “Joint Need Assessment(JNA) Refreshers and Crash Course Training” at Spectra Convention Center, Gulshan-1 Dhaka Bangladesh on December 02-03, 2013; Organized by ACAPS of Norwaygian refugee Council, Local Consultative Group(LCG), Humanitarian Coordination and Technical Team(HCTT), CARE, UKAID.
  • Facilitated the day long training on “OpenStreetMapping for Student” at Jamuna Conference Center of World Bank Office, Bangladesh on November 02, 2013.
  • Facilitated the day long “Horizontal Learning Process(HLP) Training for Union Parishad(UP) Secretaries” at Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) on September 21, 2013.
  • Facilitated the day long  training on” OpenStreetMapping for GIS Specialist in Bangladesh”  at World Bank Bangladesh Office. Organized by Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) and GFDRR; Held at Jamuna Conference Center, World Bank office Dhaka on 27 August 2013.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Given lecture on “Water Sanitation facilities Mapping using OpenStreetMap” at Department of Urban and Regional Planning in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on August 25, 2013.
  • Successful organizer the FAO-IFAD-AIT Regional consultation workshop on Water Interventions for Improving Smallholder Farming and Rural Livelihoods in Asia, held at the Windsor Suites Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand on 24-27 January 2012.
  • Awarded full scholarship for short training program initiative on, ‘Environmental sanitation and waste management in developing countries’ held at UGENT-Center for Environmental Sanitation, GENT Belgium.
  • Awarded as one of the best student; Highest CGPA of 3.71/4.0 in Master’s study and Excellent in Thesis study.
  • Awarded for 2nd best thesis. Attended and competed for best thesis of AIT 2011
  • Awarded for being Chairperson (2010 January Semester) of ‘Environment and Campus affair committee’ of Student Union of Asian Institute of Technology
  • Awarded certificate on Data Democracy Workshop on Climate Change’, June 7-10, 2010 at Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Government Complex, Bangkok Thailand, Organized by CEOS (Committee on Earth Observation Satellite) and GISTDA.
  • Awarded full scholarship (equivalent to 37,000 USD) by Govt. of  Japan for MSC study in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
  • Awarded professional certificate on ‘PGD in Personnel Management’ (with GPA 3.75 out of scale 4.00) from Bangladesh Institute of Management.
  • Awarded training certificate onEnvironment and Environmental law’, 31st August – 2nd September 2007. Organized by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA).
  •  Awarded certificate on ‘Research Methodology for Social Scientist’, held 26-29th December 2005. Organized By Center For Asian Arts and Culture (CCAC), Dhaka.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Salequzzaman, M., Hoque, M. A., Iqbal, A., 2007, Community Based Co-Management of Ox-Bow Lake (Baor) and it’s Sustainability in Bangladesh, International Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 4(2).
  • Rahman, M.M., Hoque, M.A., 2007. Suitable sites for urban solid waste disposal using GIS approach in Khulna City, Bangladesh. Received August 2007, accepted February 2008, Proc. Pakistan Acad. Sci.  45(1): 11- 22 .2008.
  • Rahman, M.M., Hoque, M.A., 2009. Analysis of soil nutrition for sustainable agricultural management in Jessore region, Bangladesh through GIS tools. Bangladesh J. environ. Sci. vol. 16, 36-41. 2009, BAED, ISSN 1561-9206.
  • Rahman, M.M., Hoque, M.A., 2009. Implementation of FAO land evaluation model in GIS and analysis of land suitability for sustainable agricultural development in Jessor region Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. environ. Sci. vol. 17, 126-133. 2009, BAED, ISSN 1561-9206.
  • Rahman, M.M., Hoque, M.A. 2006, Air Pollution  in Dhaka City and Policy Responses: A review , Khulna University Studies , Vol 7, paper No-04,pp 27-32.

Reviewed Conference Paper/Proceedings Paper

  • Rahman, M.M., Hoque M.A., 2007, Remote Sensing and GIS Application for Sustainable Resource Development in khulna Division, In: Proceedings of 12th National geographical Conference on  Land Use and Environmental Change : Challenge Ahead, Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, Dhaka, 28thApril , 2007.
  • Salequzzaman, M, Hoque, M. A., Iqbal, A. 2005, Participatory Solid Waste Management System in Khulna City Corporation of Bangladesh: A Prerequisite for the Site Suitability Analysis, In: International Conference on Engaging Communities, Brisbane, Australia 14-17 August 2005, pp. 97-100 . http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan019716.pdf.
  • Salequzzaman, Hoque, M. A., 2006, Ecological Footprint of Waste Generation as a Sustainable Tool for Solid Waste Management in the Khulna City Corporation of Bangladesh, In: International Conference on Complex Systems 2006 (ICCS2006), New England Complex Systems Institute, Boston, USA, 25-30 June 2006. http://necsi.org/events/iccs6/viewpaper.php?id=362
  • Hoque M. A, and Rahman, M. M., 2008, Site Suitability Analysis for Solid Waste Disposal using GIS: A Case Study on KCC Area. Paper Accepted in The 23rd International Conference of Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. March 30 – April 2, 2008. http://widener.edu/solidwaste
  • Salequzzaman, M. and Hoque, M. A., 2006, Application of Environmental Education to the Sustainable Community Based Co-management of Ox-bow Lake in Bangladesh, In: Abstracts of National Seminar on Role of Environmental Education for the Sustainable Development in Bangladesh, Khulna University, 02 March, 2006, p.27.

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1, LINUX
  • Package: Microsoft Office, Office Visio, MiniTab
  • Image Processing & GIS: ERDAS Imagine 8.4, ENVI 4.5, LAICA PC SUITE,
  • TopCon Image master; ARC View GIS 3.3, Arc GIS 9.3 & 10.2
  • Language:  C, Visual Basic and HTML
  • Database: MS Access
  • Environmental Software: LINDO for solving linear models
  • Design Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Photo Instrument

 LINGUISTIC PROFICIENCY

  • Native language: Bangla
  • English: Strong in writing, listening and speaking. Scored 7.5 (out of 9) in AIT Thailand English test;
  • Others: Conversational proficiency in French and Hindi;