Raihan Uddin Ahmed

Research Fellow, Summer 2015

Raihan Uddin Ahmed is an international professional in climate change. While involved in research through the UNEP FI and World Resources Institute, USA, he has made a notable impact. Raihan additionally has a Netherlands Fellowship Program fellowship in Climate Change Governance; is an ISO 14064:2006-certified GHG Accountant; is a reliable CDM Expert; and has been recognized as an Environmental Specialist of Bangladesh since 2002.

Currently, Raihan is serving as an Environmental Specialist for Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a leading financial institution that finances infrastructure and renewable energy projects. IDCOL has served 12 million beneficiaries with 4 million SHS, making it the largest SHS implementer in the world. The cooperation of The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, and JICA has helped IDCOL become a hub of development partners. Through his work there, Raihan has contributed to developing Special Economic Zones Policy and the Swedish scholarship on Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Raihan's concept of the ‘Two-Tree Model’ is considered a notable, innovative approach encompassing infrastructure development, social capital enhancement, and biodiversity conservation. Raihan is an IQMS, UK-certified Lead Auditor on ISO 1401:2004. His work has taken him to the United States, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, India, Ethiopia, China, and the UAE.

Raihan graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Urban and Regional Planning in 2002 and received a master's degree from North South University in Development Studies in 2009.