Dr. Mohammad Shakil Akther

Professor, DURP, BUET.

Email: shakil@urp.buet.ac.bd; shakilakther01@yahoo.com

Academic Qualification

  • PhD (2007): Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
  • M.Sc. (1998): Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • BURP (1995): Bachelor of Urban and Rural Planning, Khulna University , Khulna, Bangladesh.

Research Interest

  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Urban Management and Governance

Journal Publications

  • Evaluation of Municipal Services in selected Wards of Dhaka City Corporation: Citizen’s Perspective with I Islam and Hasan in S Coleska et al (eds) Theoretical and Empirical Researches on Urban Management, Special Issue: Urban Issues in Asia, pgs 133-145; 2009
  • E-government in low end Technological Environment with T Onishi and T Kidokoro, in International Journal for e-governance Vol 1 No 1; pgs 37-51, 2007
  • ICT for Poverty Alleviation: A Study on Bangladesh presented in International Conference on Information and Communication Technology held at University of Berkley, USA in May 2006
  • E-government in Developing Country: The Demand Side presented in European Conference for E-government 2006 held in April 2006 at Philips University, Marberg, Germany
  • E-government Practice: What a country could learn from other country with T Onishi and T Kidokoro in Wimmer et al (eds) Electronic Government Lecture Note in Computer Science 3591, Springer, Berlin, 2005
  • Delineation of Flood Risk Zone in Dhaka City, Using GIS with Dr MA Mohit in A Ali, et al (eds) Engineering Concern of Flood, BUET, Dhaka, 1998 (second author)
  • An Application of Hazard Zonation and Mapping Disaster Prone Area: A Study of Khulkheni Watershed, Nepal with M Alam in Plan Plus Vol 1 No 1, Khulna, 1998(second author)

Contribution in published books

  • Islam, I., Akther, S., Jahan, N. and Hossain, I. (2015). Displacement and Migration from Cyclone-affected Coastal Areas. In B. Mallick and B. Etzold (Eds). Environment, Migration and Adaptation Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh. AHDPH, Dhaka.

Conference and Seminar Proceedings

  • City Structure Models and Location of Lower Income Settlement: The Context of Khulna with Islam S in the Proceedings of International Symposium of Urban Planning, Taipei, 2006
  • Urban Planning in a Developing Country: The Legal Framework in the Proceedings of the Winter Meeting of the Asian Area Studies of City Planning, Tokyo 2004
  • A Study on Water Consumption Pattern in Selected Slums of Dhaka City with Islam I and Zaman A in the Proceedings of Habitat Day Seminar on Water Supply and Sanitation, Dhaka, 2003
  • Role of Growth Center in the Rural Economy of Bangladesh with Zaman A in the Proceedings of International Seminar on Housing and Hazard, Dhaka, 2002
  • Study on Distribution Pattern and Existing Condition of Open Space in Dhaka City with Islam I in Proceedings of National Seminar on Urbanization, Dhaka, 2002
  • Settlement Pattern in and around Sundarban with Rahman G in Proceedings of International Seminar on Sundarban Reserve Forest, Khulna, 1999
  • Urban Governance and Private Shared responsibility in Solid Waste Management with Rahman G in Proceedings of 20th National Seminar of Bangladesh Society for Advancement of Science, Dhaka, 1999

Other Publication

  • Integration of Risk and Vulnerability Analysis in Urban Planning,  M Sc Thesis Series, KTH, Stockholm, 1998
  • Solid Waste Management in Dhaka City in N Viking and K Welgreen ed Project Design and Implementation, Stockholm, 1997
  • Micro-level Planning of Rural Roads, BURP Thesis Series, Khulna University, 1995

Training Obtained

  • Training on Public- Private Partnership: Model Concession Contract organized by UNESCAP, Bangkok in April  2009
  • Training on Training for Educators organized by AIT, Bangkok and ITC, Netherlands in August 2003.
  • Training on Teaching Management and Learning Process organized by BUET in June 2003.
  • Training on Education for Educators organized by Stockholm University and UN Office for Outer Space in June 2001

Research, Projects and Experiences

  • Worked as Sub project manager in the UGC granted HEQEP (Higher quality Education Enhancement Program) sub-project tilted as: “Modernization of data analysis and simulation lab in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning, BUET” (from January, 2010 to present).
  • Worked as Deputy Team Leader in the Integrated Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Planning (GOB-UNICEF) Project started from May, 2011.
  • Adjunct Faculty Winter 2002, Winter 2003, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Islamic Institute of Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Instructor Fall 1997, Department of Civil Engineering, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE – Module Development and Conducting Training

  • Lead Expert July 2010
    Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure Development
  • Expert January 2010
    Synergies between DRR and Development-Learning and way forward
  • Expert September 2008
    Skills Development for Writing Quality Reports
  • Expert April 2008, January 2004
    Land use Planning for the professionals

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE – Research

  • Lead Researcher, A Study on Involuntary Resettlement Plan Practices in Different Infrastructure Development Projects in Bangladesh
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2009 to till
  • Research Supervisor, A Study on the impact of 2nd Buriganga Bridge on the physical and socio-economic condition of Keraniganj Upazilla
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2007 to November, 2009
    Funded by BUET
  • Principal Investigator, A Study on Policy Scenario for e-government in Bangladesh, Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    April 2004- March 2007, Funded by JICA
  • Co-Researcher, Determination of Water Use of Slums in Dhaka City
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2003 to November, 2003
  • Research Leader, A Study on Pollution in Buriganaga River
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2002 to March 2003
  • Co-Researcher,  Role of Growth Center Policy in Development of Rural Bangladesh
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 2001 to January 2002
  • Co-Researcher, A Study on Open Space in Dhaka City
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2001 to June 2001
  • Co-Researcher, A Study on Settlement Pattern In Sundarban Mangrove Forest
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 1999 to September 1999
  • Co- researcher, Delineation of Flood Risk Zone in Dhaka City, Using GIS
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka- Bangladesh,  August 1998 to July 1999
    Funded by Ministry of Water Resource, Government of Bangladesh

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • GIS Specialist March 2000 – March 2001
    Sheltech (pvt) Ltd

  • Surveyor (Computing) July 1995 – August 1996

Member to Professional and Other Bodies

  • Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), www.bip.org.bd.
  • Member, City Planning Institute of Japan (CPIJ), Tokyo