Affiliation: University of Arizona, USA
Saleh Ahmed is a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Arid Lands Resource Sciences with a minor in Global Change. He also works as a Graduate Research Associate for the International Research and Applications Project (IRAP), where he supports IRAP research efforts to understand different aspects of climate vulnerability and adaptation planning in Asia. As part of his academic and research training, he is analyzing how integrating climate services in adaptation decision-making can enhance community resilience in southwest coastal Bangladesh, which is subject to highly negative impacts of extreme climate events. Before coming to the University of Arizona, Ahmed spent several years working in academia and international development agencies providing projects and policy-related supports to different climate-resilient development initiatives in the Asian regions. His research interests include climate vulnerability assessment, resilience planning, water security, community development, environmental justice, distributive development practice and politics in the Global South.