Samiya Selim

Dr. Samiya Selim is an Associate Professor and the Director of Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). She specialises in the interdisciplinary areas of socio-ecological systems, sustainability science, climate change adaptation and resilience, and science-policy interface. Currently her work is focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), ecosystem based adaptation and integrated aquaculture in coastal areas of Bangladesh facing increased salinity and erosion.

In the past 10 years, Samiya has worked in the UK and Bangladesh in the field of environmental conservation, climate change and fisheries. Her previous work includes mobilizing hard-to-reach communities to get involved in environmental activities and to bring about behavioral change to achieve sustainability in daily life. Her work has also utilized historical approaches to identify shifting baselines in fisheries and coastal ecosystems. She recently published the first book on achieving the SDG goals relating to the environment in Bangladesh.

She is a member of the IMBeR Human Dimensions Working Group which focuses on the interactions between human and ocean systems and its goal is to promote an understanding of the multiple feedbacks between human and ocean systems.  She is also a member of Fashion Revolution Bangladesh where she is the stakeholder coordinator in linking private sector, academics and policy makers in working towards sustainable production in the garments and textile industry.

 

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