Asikunnaby

Asikunnaby

Assistant Professor

Department of Disaster Management & Resilience
Faculty of Arts & Social Science (FASS)

asikunnaby@bup.edu.bd


BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216

Biography

Asikunnaby is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Disaster Management and Resilience at the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is presently on study leave to pursue a PhD in Geography through the Joint Doctoral Program of San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. His academic journey began at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, where he obtained his BSc and first MSc (thesis) in Geography and Environment. He later earned a second MSc with a Distinction from Durham University, United Kingdom in 2020, focusing on the spatio-temporal dimensions of hazards.
Asikunnaby has been a faculty member at BUP since May 2016 and has amassed over a decade of interdisciplinary research experience. His work spans numerous projects in collaboration with various Government Agencies and NGOs, concentrating on disaster management, the physical environment, and livelihood dynamics in Bangladesh. Some of these collaborations include the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Bangladesh Planning Commission, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Center for Urban Studies (CUS), CARE Bangladesh, Start Fund Bangladesh, NIRAPAD, and Practical Action, Bangladesh. He is proficient in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. To address critical research questions related to hazard, resilience, food security, health, and climate change adaptation he employs questionnaire surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, GIS and remote sensing. For data analysis and visualization, he uses ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth Engine (GEE), and NVivo.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Education
Masters, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Masters, University of Durham, United kingdom
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Journal Publication

1.

Hasan, M. M., Talukder, A., Alam, K. M., Hossain, M. K., and Asikunnaby. (2021). Does Worriedness Among the Rural Adults Promote COVID-19 Related Awareness in Bangladesh? Heliyon, 7 (3), 1-6, ISSN 2405-8440.

2.

Rahman, M. M., Khan, S. J., Sakib, M. S., Halim, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Asikunnaby., & Jhinuk, J. M. (2021). COVID-19 responses among university students of Bangladesh: assessment of status and individual view toward COVID-19. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 31(1), 1–20, ISSN 1540-3556.

3.

Bodrud-Doza, M., Ahmed, F., Asikunnaby, Hosain, M. A., Rakib, M. A., Bhuiyan, M. A. H., & Rahman, M. S. (2016). Geo-spatial Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Savar Upazila, Bangladesh. Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology, 10(3), 251–267, ISSN 1933-0324.

4.

Asikunnaby, Hafsa, B., & Bodrud-Doza, M. (2014). Geo-Spatial Assessment of Groundwater Quality by GIS Technique in Tala Upazila of Satkhira District, Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar Bishwavidyalay Bhugol O Paribesh Samikkhan, 33, 49–58, ISSN 1027-8567.

5. Talukder, A., Hasan, M. M., and Asikunnaby. (2022). Assessing association between paternal smoking status and child malnutrition in Albania: An application of ordinal regression model. Human Nutrition & Metabolism, 27, 1-5, ISSN 2666-1497.

6. Rahman, M. M., Tasnim, F., Uddin, A., Chayan, M. S. I., Arif, M. S. I., Asikunnaby, & Hossain, M. T. (2023). Assessing vulnerability in ethnic Munda community: A study on a cyclone-prone area of Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 95, 103884.

7. Rahman, M. M., Asikunnaby, Chaity, N. J., Abdo, H. G., Almohamad, H., Al Dughairi, A. A., & Al-Mutiry, M. (2023). Earthquake preparedness in an urban area: the case of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Geoscience Letters, 10(1), 1-21.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Conference Papers

1. •    2024 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Hawaii, USA
•    2023 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Colorado, USA

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Books

1. Ogni Geographic Atlas, 2014

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

2. National Atlas of Bangladesh, 2017

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Researchs

1. My research interests include hazard, vulnerability, resilience, food security, health, and climate change adaptation.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Awards

1.

2019: Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom (UK) -2019.

2.

2013 and 2014: University Merit Scholarship, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

3.

2011: The Bronze Standard of the International Award for Young People, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

4.

2008: Perfect Attendance Award, Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

5. 2004: Talent Pool Scholarship in High School (5th in the district), Al-Amin Academy School and College, Chandpur, Bangladesh.

6. 2023    Long Gen Ying Travel Fund for Research, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, USA.

7. 2024    Long Gen Ying Travel Fund for Research, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, USA.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Courses

1. 2022-2023 Courses (USA)
GEOG 360: Human Dimensions of Climate Change.
GEOG 370: Conservation Science and Policy.
GEOG 570: Environmental Conservation Practice

2016-2021 Courses (Bangladesh)
DMR 1203: Geography and Environmental Settings of Bangladesh.
DMR 2209: Floodplain and Watershed Management.
DMR 3105: Climatic Hazard and Climate Change.
DMR 3107: Community-based Disaster Management and Planning.
DMR 3209: Disaster in Agriculture and Food Security.
DMR 4102: Laboratory Work on GIS and Remote Sensing.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

Masters, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Masters, University of Durham, United kingdom
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

1.

Hasan, M. M., Talukder, A., Alam, K. M., Hossain, M. K., and Asikunnaby. (2021). Does Worriedness Among the Rural Adults Promote COVID-19 Related Awareness in Bangladesh? Heliyon, 7 (3), 1-6, ISSN 2405-8440.

2.

Rahman, M. M., Khan, S. J., Sakib, M. S., Halim, M. A., Rahman, M. M., Asikunnaby., & Jhinuk, J. M. (2021). COVID-19 responses among university students of Bangladesh: assessment of status and individual view toward COVID-19. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 31(1), 1–20, ISSN 1540-3556.

3.

Bodrud-Doza, M., Ahmed, F., Asikunnaby, Hosain, M. A., Rakib, M. A., Bhuiyan, M. A. H., & Rahman, M. S. (2016). Geo-spatial Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Savar Upazila, Bangladesh. Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology, 10(3), 251–267, ISSN 1933-0324.

4.

Asikunnaby, Hafsa, B., & Bodrud-Doza, M. (2014). Geo-Spatial Assessment of Groundwater Quality by GIS Technique in Tala Upazila of Satkhira District, Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar Bishwavidyalay Bhugol O Paribesh Samikkhan, 33, 49–58, ISSN 1027-8567.

5. Talukder, A., Hasan, M. M., and Asikunnaby. (2022). Assessing association between paternal smoking status and child malnutrition in Albania: An application of ordinal regression model. Human Nutrition & Metabolism, 27, 1-5, ISSN 2666-1497.

6. Rahman, M. M., Tasnim, F., Uddin, A., Chayan, M. S. I., Arif, M. S. I., Asikunnaby, & Hossain, M. T. (2023). Assessing vulnerability in ethnic Munda community: A study on a cyclone-prone area of Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 95, 103884.

7. Rahman, M. M., Asikunnaby, Chaity, N. J., Abdo, H. G., Almohamad, H., Al Dughairi, A. A., & Al-Mutiry, M. (2023). Earthquake preparedness in an urban area: the case of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Geoscience Letters, 10(1), 1-21.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

1. •    2024 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Hawaii, USA
•    2023 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Colorado, USA

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

1. Ogni Geographic Atlas, 2014

2. National Atlas of Bangladesh, 2017

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

My research interests include hazard, vulnerability, resilience, food security, health, and climate change adaptation.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

2019: Commonwealth Scholarships in the United Kingdom (UK) -2019.
2013 and 2014: University Merit Scholarship, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2011: The Bronze Standard of the International Award for Young People, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2008: Perfect Attendance Award, Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2004: Talent Pool Scholarship in High School (5th in the district), Al-Amin Academy School and College, Chandpur, Bangladesh. 2023    Long Gen Ying Travel Fund for Research, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, USA. 2024    Long Gen Ying Travel Fund for Research, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, USA.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024

2022-2023 Courses (USA)
GEOG 360: Human Dimensions of Climate Change.
GEOG 370: Conservation Science and Policy.
GEOG 570: Environmental Conservation Practice

2016-2021 Courses (Bangladesh)
DMR 1203: Geography and Environmental Settings of Bangladesh.
DMR 2209: Floodplain and Watershed Management.
DMR 3105: Climatic Hazard and Climate Change.
DMR 3107: Community-based Disaster Management and Planning.
DMR 3209: Disaster in Agriculture and Food Security.
DMR 4102: Laboratory Work on GIS and Remote Sensing.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2024