Mr. Maksudur Rahman
The Annual Balipara Foundation Award is accorded to Mr. Maksudur Rahman for social impact in Bangladesh and preserving the bio-cultural heritage of the Sunderbans through his organization Bangladesh Environment and Development Society. The Award was presented by Mike Korchinsky.
Mister Rahman is an environmental leader representing Bangladesh with more than 18 years of work experience cutting across various fields such as environmental protection, wildlife conservation through education, advocacy, awareness campaign and livelihood improvement of the forest dwellers through sustainable use of natural resources. As the founder of the Bangladesh Environment and Development Society, Mister Rahman was able to bag the prestigious Divisional Environmental Award for 4 consecutive years. He has been extremely successful in demonstrating leadership qualities through 40 implemented projects alongside more than 10 published books and journal papers/newsletters.