Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Sirazoom Munira

Part Time Faculty
Lecturer

Phone:
Email: sirazoom.munira@northsouth.edu
Office: ESM SAC 7th Floor

Curriculum Vitae

 

Ms Sirazoom Munira is a graduate from the Department of Geography, University of Durham, UK. She completed BSc in Environmental Science (2014) and MSc in Environmental Management (2015) from North South University (NSU). Ms. Munira is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Gold Medal, awarded by the Chancellor of North South University- President of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh for her Masters and obtained the Summa Cum Laude award for her outstanding academic performance during Bachelors. Ms. Munira is a former Commonwealth Scholar in the UK and has graduated from the Risk Masters program (2016) with an overall Distinction. She is teaching ENV 107, Introduction to Environmental Science and ENV 203, Introduction to Bangladesh Geography at the Department of Environmental Science (ESM) at NSU since January 2017.

Ms Munira has acquired two years of research project experience by working on a number of climate change projects in Bangladesh. Her work area mainly encompass around climate hazard vulnerability assessment in eco-vulnerable zones in Bangladesh, water security and poverty inter-linkages in urban slums and in climate finance. Ms Munira is currently working on the DFID supported Climate Finance Transparency Mechanism (CFTM) project as Research Fellow, based at Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS). In the project, she is looking after communication and documentation of knowledge materials. In addition to research and teaching experiences, she has attended a number of international trainings and conferences during her working tenure including the UN Conference of Parties (COP23) where she followed the Gender Action Plan (GAP) meetings with the Government’s Party delegation. She has also contributed to the Regional Development Dialogue (RDD) Volume 36 under the UN Center for Regional Development as a Commentator. Her area of interest lies broadly in the sector of climate change adaptation and climate finance and plans to pursue a doctorate degree in this academic field.  Ms Munira exhibits strong interest in the arts and music as her extracurricular pursuit.

Rabbani, M. G., Rahman, S. H., & Munira, S. (2017). Prospects of pond ecosystems as resource base towards community based adaptation (CBA) to climate change in coastal region of Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Climate Change, jwc2017047.

Munira, S. (2017). Biodiversity and Climate Change. Environment and Climate Action. Retrieved from The Daily Star : http://www.thedailystar.net/environment-and-climate-action/biodiversity-and-climate-change-1367119

Munira, S. (2013). Environmental Ethics. Green Reflections (13). North South University [Printed]

 

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC), 2015
  • Chancellor’s Gold Medal, MSc, Environmental Management,19th Convocation, NSU, 2015
  • Summa Cum Laude Award, BSc, Environmental Science, 18th Convocation, NSU, 2014
  • Honors, O/A levels, Scholastica, 2005-2009
  • Daily Star Merit Award, 2007

MSc. Risk (Formerly: Risk & Environmental Hazards),

Graduated in September 2016

Department of Geography, Durham University, UK | Graduate with Distinction

MSc. Environmental Management

Graduated in September 2015

North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh | CGPA 4.0/4.0

BSc. Environmental Science.

Graduated in April 2014

North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh | CGPA 3.82/4.0

A Level. Completed in June 2009.

Scholastica, Dhaka, Bangladesh

O Level. Completed in June 2007

Scholastica, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Research Fellow, Climate Finance Transparency Mechanism (CFTM), DFID funded project, January 2017 to present
  • Research Assistant, NSU funded project ‘Is there any difference between Climate Finance and Overseas Development Assistance?’, March 2017 – January 2018 | Supervisor: Dr. Mizan R. Khan
  • Research Assistant, Strengthen civil society and public institutions to address combating gender based violence and build community resilience to adapt climate change impacts, by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
  • Research Assistant, NSU funded “Anaerobic Digestion of Sludge from Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to assess Biological Methane Potential (BMP)”. August 2013- Sept 2014
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, ESM, North South University. March 2012 to Dec 2013
  • Postgraduate International Officer, Postgraduate Executive Committee, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University, Nov 15- Sept 16
  • Member of the Staff-Student Consultative Committee (SSCC), Department of Geography, Durham University, October 2015- October 2016

 

Workshops

  • Module Content Developer, Training on Climate Finance Mechanisms and Instruments for Bangladeshi entities to access GCF by Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies (BCAS) in collaboration with the National Designated Authority Secretariat to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and GIZ Bangladesh
  • Poster Presenter, SRMGI Global Forum and Climate Geoengineering Conference 2017, Berlin 8-12 October 2017
  • Observer, 23rd United Nations Conference of Parties (COP23), 6-17 November, Bonn, Germany
  • Delegate, CommonTies: Leading through Public Service, Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, 21 October 2016
  • Delegate, Water Security 2015 Conference, University of Oxford, UK. 9-11 December 2015
  • Judge, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, The Royal Commonwealth Society, 2016
  • Delegate, Meeting on ‘‘My Brother’s Keeper Initiative by President Barack Obama”, The White House Eisenhower Building,1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. October 18, 2014
  • Team Leader, First National Environment Olympiad 2012, jointly organized by Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA) and NSU, North South University- Dhaka, July 2012
  • Intern, Daily Star & HSBC Pilot Project ‘Daily Star-HSBC Junior Climate Champions 2013’. June-Sept 2013
  • Examination Invigilator, British Council, Dhaka. January 2015 to September 2015
  • International Affairs Officer, Office of External Affairs (OEA), NSU. Feb 2015 to August 2015
  • Consultant, Promotion of Social and Environmental Standard in Industries on the International World Environment Day, Bangladesh International China Conference (BICC), Dhaka, 5-7 May 2012.
  • Workshop Facilitator, Water Based Index for Agriculture, by Asian Development Bank, ADB on July 2012.
  • ENV 107, Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENV 203, Introduction to Bangladesh Geography
  • Member, Commonwealth Youth Climate Network (CYCN), November 2017 to present
  • Environment Team Coordinator, South Asian Youth Society (SAYS), Bangladesh. Sept 2012 – July 2013

Climate change adaptation, climate finance governance, environmental sustainability, human geography, water security and climate change