Haseeb Irfanullah

Independent Consultant


Independent Consultant − Environment, Climate Change, & Research System

Over the past 24 years, Dr Haseeb Irfanullah has evolved from being an algal taxonomist to an aquatic ecologist, from a conservationist to a development facilitator. At the current stage of his evolution, he finds his niche in nature-people-knowledge nexus. Over these years, he has developed interest in and understanding of nature-based solutions, environmental governance, climate change adaptation, technology for poverty alleviation, scholarly communication, and research impact — all focusing on human well-being.

Haseeb has worked for and has been associated with different national and international environmental, development, learned, and research organisations [including British Council, US Embassy (of Bangladesh) INASP, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), University of Oxford, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), EASE, and ALPSP (of the UK), Society for Scholarly Publishing (of the USA), ACSE (UAE), and APN (of Japan)], donors (ADB & FCDO/DFID) and his Government’s agencies in different capacities.

Haseeb is associated with many peer-reviewed journals, learned societies, funding agencies, and knowledge and professional networks. He helps his organisations with strategic direction and expert opinion; influencing policy and practice; planning, managing and ensuring quality of programmes; and fundraising and financial management. He also brings in expertise in creating, capturing and communicating knowledge; testing and promoting new ideas; and facilitating collaboration and network. He and his co-workers have so far published 47 journal articles; have authored, edited and contributed to more than 55 books and other publications; and have written more than 185 articles and thought pieces on diverse topics — from freshwater ecosystems to climate change adaptation to poverty-technology link to wildlife conservation to research communication. As a research enthusiast, he often works with researchers, journal editors, and pertinent national and international agencies for improving research system. Haseeb has a PhD in aquatic ecology from the University of Liverpool, UK.

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