Dr. Md. Golam Rabbani

Dr. Md. Golam Rabbani is head of the Climate Bridge Fund (CBF), BRAC in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Rabbani has been working on environment and climate change issues at national and regional level for about nineteen years, mainly in the areas of climate risk and vulnerability assessment, risk management, policy and institutional analysis and adaptation to climate change. Dr. Rabbani was of the key team members for preparing Bangladesh’s National Adaptation Programmes of Action (2005), Second National Communication (2012) and Adaptation Chapter for the Third National Communication of Bangladesh. His contribution to research work has been well acknowledged through both national and international publications. His current areas of interest include climate finance, climate change adaptation assessment, adaptation technologies and practices, loss and damages and migration issues. He is also involved in UNFCCC climate negotiation process since 2008.

Golam Rabbani holds a PhD in climate change adaptation from the Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirngar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and a Master of Science and Technology (M.Sc.Tech) in Environmental Science from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He also completed B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. (Fisheries) from the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before joining Climate Bridge Fund (CBF), BRAC, he held research positions at the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS).