Marina Nazneen

Marina Nazneen

PhD candidate in Environmental Policy and Development

Department of Geography and Environment

About me

Marina Nazneen, a Deputy Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh has worked in the core policy making and coordination desk of Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. She has looked after the administrative functions of the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund and Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund, and was a member of implementation committees for a number of adaptation and mitigation projects. She has valuable experience in how adaptation priorities have been determined and how development plans are taken and implemented in Bangladesh. She has participated in different national and international level Climate Change and environmental development activity-related meetings, seminars and dialogues. Moreover, she has worked for more than 10 years in different leadership positions of field level administration of Bangladesh.

Marina’s research interests grew from her observation and experience, and she wants to look at whether climate change funds are achieving its objective, whether the local vulnerable people are getting justice in terms of representation and getting benefits and how climate change funds can be used more efficiently in a climate vulnerable developing country like Bangladesh.

She holds Bachelor and Master Degree in Pharmacy from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Under Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Management of the Environment from Maastricht School of Management in 2008. As an AusAID scholar in 2011, she pursued her Master of Public Policy degree from the Australian National University. In 2016, she has been awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK and is currently pursuing her MPhil/PhD degree in LSE.

Research interests 

Environmental Policy and Governance
Adaptation and Development
Environmental Justice and Politics
International Environmental Negotiations

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