Youth Speaker entry #78: Biozid Jessorey (Bangladesh)

Hi I am Biozid. I grow up in Khulna, Bangladesh. Which is one of the top climate effected cities in the world. We have world largest mangrove Sundorbon and largest river delta. It also recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

There are 84 species of mangroves and mangrove associates; there are 12 million people live in sundorbon. Two-thirds of population does not have access to safe water, and only 17% of the population is connected to the electricity grid, 2014 World Bank report.

Biozid JessoreyMoreover, half the children suffer from malnutrition. Poor environmental conditions cause 3,800 premature deaths and 1.9 million cases of illness every year, primarily among children and adult women.

Sundarbans has been lauded for its tiger conservation efforts. The tigers of the region are unlike their counterparts elsewhere in the country. The tigers here are lighter and shorter because they have to work very hard for every meal.

Now, I am working for a project titled “Connecting global north-south young professional for forest, conservation and climate change.

This project helps two types of young professionals (18-40), Fristly, Bangladeshi and international students (Masters, Phd) who have great interest to carry research on forest, conservation or climate change.

Secondly, Climate smart young entrepreneurs, who are committed to do CSR activities in favor of, forest people and their livelihood.

I studied M.Sc in Agrigenomics, University of Kiel, Germany. Now, I am working as a faculty in Primeasia University, Bangladesh. Since teenage age, I volunteer and played leadership role in many national and international youth development projects and organizations. Such as, the hunger project, Ministry of youth, IUCN, UNFCCC.

Because of my hard working and leadership role in Bangladesh and globally, I featured in many national and international media e.g. BBC world, DW radio, ATN news, Daily Prothom alo, Daily Jugantor.

I like people and learn different perspectives of life. I strongly believe, change is only possible when it comes from inside of the community.

Text, photo and video are submitted by Biozid Jessorey (Bangladesh) – biozid.jessorey(at)hotmail.com
Video credit: Rana & Ovi

The content, structure and grammar is at the discretion of the author only.


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