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APN Member

Md. Giashuddin Miah

Vice Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Md. Giashuddin Miah is currently holding the position of the Vice-Chancellor of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), a public university in Bangladesh. He did his PhD from the Philippines in 1993. He was a JICA fellow twice for pursuing Post-doctoral Research in Japan (Kyushu University and National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences). Prof Giashuddin enjoyed Commonwealth Scholarship twice for doing Post-doctoral research in Canada (Laval University) and United Kingdom (Nottingham University). He started his professional career in 1984 and promoted to Professor Position in 2000. He is a skilled academician and researcher with 36 years of experiences in the field of agroforestry, resource-use, and environment, especially climate change. Prof. Giashuddin is the pioneer for institutionalizing agroforestry and environmental research and education in Bangladesh and subsequently established an academic Department by the name of “Agroforestry and Environment” in 1996 at the BSMRAU, the first, foremost and a leading department in this discipline in Bangladesh. He has supervised 110 MS and 21 PhD students and is currently supervising 3 PhD and 3 MS students. Prof. Miah has successful implemented many international projects funded by APN, EU, FAO, ICRAF, UNESCO, USDA, World Bank etc. in collaboration with national and international partners and a series of national projects. He wrote two books (in Bangali), chapters of several books and published 115 research articles in the national/international reputed journals. He is an active member of more than 25 national and international professional bodies, and member of editorial boards of three reputed journals. Prof. Giashuddin is currently chief editor of the Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture. He has held many important positions in his renowned University as Dean of Graduate Programme, Treasurer (appointed by the Honorable President of the country for four years), Syndicate member, Selection boards, Academic Council, Planning Committee etc. He had served as the member of the Syndicate for three years at the Sylhet Agricultural University and currently Syndicate member of the Khulna Agricultural University. He has been serving as the member selection committees of several public Universities of Bangladesh. Since 2005, Prof. Miah has been representing Bangladesh in the APN as a Scientific Planning Group (SPG) member. He assisted in the expansion of ICRAF’s (World Agroforestry Centre) South Asia mission in Bangladesh since its inception through providing liaison and other support, and by serving as its first liaison scientist for Bangladesh. Prof. Miah attended over 70 international events in various countries across the world. He received “Amor Ekushey Sriti Padok 2016” given by the Bangladesh Education Observation Society.