About

This website and other associated online spaces are intended to serve as a platform for mobilizing support and resources to facilitate capacity building in social-ecological conservation and communication in the Bay of Bengal region and beyond.

Md Kutub Uddin_PhotoLeading this effort, I’m Md Kutub Uddin; a writer, editor, and communicator. I’m known by my pen-name ‘Mohammad ARJU’ in Bangladesh, where I have worked for seven years with mainstream media. Since 2013, I am working in conservation; mostly involved in field investigations, participatory learning and action, strategic communications, and youth training. Back in June 2013, I founded a collaborative platform that operated till June 2018 dedicated for marine conservation in the Bay of Bengal region. I was a Community Solution Program Fellow (In 2017-2018 cohort) with the U.S. Sea Grant College Program based at the University of Georgia.

Recent Works:

  • Facilitator, Bay of Bengal Stewardship
    (A framework-collaboration of nine institutions from four Bay of Bengal countries and the United States)
  • Facilitator, Community Storytelling on Human Dimensions of Conservation and Climate (A project run by VOICE, and supported by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network)

I volunteer as a Member of the Commission on Education and Communication at the IUCN, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature; as a founding member of the Society for Conservation Biology’s Participatory and Citizen Science Working Group (SCB-PaCS); as a co-lead of Coastal Communities Cluster (Ocean Task Force) at Earth System Governance; and as a Member of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network’s South Asia region.