Md Manirul Islam Manik

Associate Specialist
Contact No.: 01711830294

Career Summary

More than twenty years experience in the field of community risk assessment and community based early warning system. Experience in project management, community mobilization, income generating activities (IGA) and livelihood sustenance, development of community leadership, identification of community vulnerability, guiding alternative IGA, SWOT analysis of Community Based Organizations, conducting training programmes and workshops. He also has skills and expertise in developing social maps, conducting FGD and consultative workshops, community risk assessment (CRA). Worked as a project leader of “Dissemination of Erosion Prediction Results to the Community". Worked in a research project entitled “Assessment of Natural Springs in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Districts" focussing on the underlying causes for their deterioration and the effects on drinking water and CHT people’s lives; also participated in a study "Vulnerability Analysis of Major Livelihood Groups in the Coastal Zone of Bangladesh". Worked as a sociologist in "Mapping Exercise on Water-Logging in South-West Bangladesh" under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Worked as a community expert in Asian Development Bank (ADB) in "Flood Forecasting System and Early Warning dissemination process".


B.S.S 1990 & M. S.S. 1991 in Sociology, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Area of Interest/Expertise

Social and Environmental Studies including Feasibility, Baseline, Impact Assessment, Social Management Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Safety Net Planning for Disaster Management, Stakeholder consultation regarding disaster, early warning and community risk reduction


  • Co-author of “Eco-Friendly Management of Natural Spring Water to Meet the Needs of the Ethnic Community of Bandarban District” published in Third International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2011).