Hello to the participants of the SDWC training workshop.
I am Nadim Parves from the WCS Bangladesh Program.
I have been involved in wildlife research and conservation in Bangladesh for over six years. Currently, as a Senior Coordinator of Wildlife Conservation Society Bangladesh, I am leading the Educational Outreach Program to support other programs and projects through strategic development, collaborative implementation and rigorous impact evaluation of innovative outreach and training programs and locally appropriate tools that support our mission to save wildlife and wild places. I joined the WCS Bangladesh as a research assistant for the annual coastal marine megafauna survey in 2017. Since then, as a member of Educational Outreach Team, I developed effective communication strategies, locally appropriate outreach tools and conducted interactive educational outreach events in the coastal areas of Bangladesh to connect and inspire people for wildlife conservation and to bring change in their attitude for a sustainable wildlife resource. I also worked as a Research Assistant at WildTeam in USAID's BAGH Activity Project and volunteered with different conservation projects throughout the country. I have completed my Master’s of Science in Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation from the Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2016.
I am delighted to have the opportunity to join this training workshop. By joining this training workshop, I would like to increase my skill to develop a complete conservation strategy for a specific species or habitat e.g. for globally threatened sawfish. I would also like to learn about the facts behind a failed conservation approach and solution for increased effectiveness. I would also like to increase my capacity so that I can train my colleagues in developing a conservation strategy.
I look forward to learning so many interesting things in this training workshop and meeting all of you.
Thanks and Regards,