ITN Team

Centre Director

Professor Dr. Tanvir Ahmed


Dr. Tanvir Ahmed received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Civil Engineering from BUET and PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, BUET. His research interest broadly encompasses waste management and recycling, risk assessment and environmental pollution.

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Phone: 88-02-9663693, 88-02-9665650-80 Extn. 6850

Officer of ITN-BUET

Rakib Uddin Ahmed

Senior Information & Documentation Officer

Mr. Rakib holds a Master’s in Computer Science & Engineering from BUET and also a Master’s in Information Technology from University of Dhaka.

Md. Habibur Rahman

Assistant Director

Md. Habibur Rahman completed BBA (Honours) and MBA degree under the Faculty of Business Administration at University of Chittagong and completed certified Chartered Accountancy course under ICAB and has more than 12 years of experience in the various projects Financial Management & Analysis. Currently, he is the Assistant Director and a core team member of ITN-BUET. Previously, he served as Senior Executive officer of MGI, one of the largest leading conglomerates in Bangladesh. His areas of interest and expertise include the development of sustainable business strategy, development of the strategic business plan, survey data management and analysis, statistical presentation, entrepreneurship development, PRA Process and report writing.

Md. Azizur Rahman

Assistant Director (Research)

Md. Azizur Rahman is an Assistant Director (Research) at ITN-BUET. He received B.Sc degree in Civil Engineering from RUET in 2009 and M. Sc degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from BUET in 2014. At ITN-BUET, his work focuses on research, capacity building and policy aspects related to WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). He is also a Member of IEB.

M. Abdul Alim

Senior Office Secretary


Project Staff

Scaling CWIS/FSM in Bangladesh through national level capacity building program


Alauddin Ahmed

Project Manager

As an environmental engineer brings on board more than 20 years of experience in the WASH sector with specialized work experience in safely managed water supply and sanitation. He, as a development professional, constantly supports government entities on WASH development projects, research, policy advocacy, and curricula development. For a long period, he served the WHO in managing large-scale projects, targeting the poor and vulnerable population in the geographically and technically challenged contexts of Bangladesh. He also worked on humanitarian and emergency response. At present, as a Project Manager of ITN-BUET, he is serving the sector with capacity-building initiatives on CWIS and FSM.

Makfie Farah

Knowledge Management Specialist

Ms. Makfie Farah completed her M.A. in Public Policy and Governance from University of Passau, Germany and, BSS and MSS in International Relations from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her areas of expertise include advocacy, capacity-building, knowledge management, project planning and networking in the urban WASH including fecal and solid waste management, menstrual hygiene management and handwashing.

Imtiaz Sharif

Training Specialist

Mr. Imtiaz Sharif received his Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from BUET and Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Dhaka. He possesses vast experience in urban planning, environmental assessment & auditing, solid waste management, fecal sludge management, and municipal capacity building.

Fariha Rahman

Project Officer

Ms. Fariha Rahman received her Bachelor in Civil Engineering from BUET. Her areas of interest include fecal sludge management, wastewater, solid waste management, and capacity-building on WASH related issues.

Research Assistant

Tahia Afsah Khan

Research Assistant

Ms. Tahia Afsah khan completed her Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include Waste Management, Rainwater Harvesting, Emergency Response, Climate Change, Environmental Planning, Renewable Energy, and Capacity Building.