Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Chief Technical Advisor (CTA)

Dr. Haque’s primary academic interest is to explore into the patterns and processes in the nature and society interface.

Dr. Haque’s primary academic interest is to explore into the patterns and processes in the nature and society interface. As his background primarily is in the area of resource and environmental management, with concentrations in environmental risk assessment, hazard and disaster management, environment and human health and water resource management, Dr. Haque offers courses in these areas by linking them to his experience in Manitoba and other parts of Canada, and many other countries of the world.

Dr. Haque’s current research interest centers around human involvement in addressing problems concerning the environment and our natural and other resources. He has keen interest in the implications of the development gaps between the developed world and developing countries for common-property resources. At the present time, his research involvement encompasses the following inter- and trans-disciplinary areas: participatory decision-making framework for sustainable development and resource management; role of risk perception, social learning, and communication in disaster-risk management; adaptation and community resilience to climate change and its associated extreme environmental events; food systems, dietary habits and non-communicable diseases; social and ecological factors of communicable disease transmission;  gender and social equity implications of climate change policy interventions and actions; social economy and value chain of dried fish in Southeast and South Asia.

The significant on-going projects are the SSHRC Insight-funded “Social learning and change in disaster management for building resilience”; IDRC-funded “Accelerated climate action and enhancement of empowering women and social equity in Bangladesh”; SSHRC Partnership-funded “Vulnerability to Viability: A global partnership to build strong small-scale fisheries communties”; SSHRC Partnership-funded “Dried fish matters: mapping the social economy of dried fish in South and Southeast Asia”.

Academic Background

PhD, University of Manitoba (Canada), 1988. Geography and Environment MA, University of Manitoba (Canada), 1988, Geography and Environment MA, Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh), 1978, Environment and Geography BA Hons., Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh), 1976, Environment and Geography