Hussain’s research will focus on HI-AWARE’s Research Component 3, which involves assessment of climate change adaptation practices. He will be working in the flood plains of the Teesta basin. The broad objectives of his MSc thesis is to assess the drought and flood (multi-hazard) situations in risk-prone areas in Lalmonirhat district, and identify, list, and rank adaptation practices based on a set of criteria for uptake.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Rajshahi. He was part of a project titled “Assessment of Water Supply and Sanitation Facilities for Ramchandrapur Slum in Rajshahi City Corporation”. From 2011-2014, he conducted four micro-regional surveys in different parts of Bangladesh. His research interests are climate change vulnerability, adaptation assessment, disaster management and disaster risk reduction.