Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain
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Lecture Theatre Building

(First  Floor)
University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000

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Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain

Founder & Professor

Research Interests:Climate Change, Disaster Management, Forestry, Demography, Development and Policy Formation, Environment

Biographical Note

Professor Dr. Mokaddem is a leading Sociologist, Development Studies expert, Disaster Management Expert, Vulnerability expert, Social Forestry Expert, Demographer, Community Development Specialist, Anthropologist and Environment Specialist of the country with extensive experience of conducting research on sociological, economical, social, anthropological, environmental, forestry, disaster, climate change, demographic, health, sexuality and AIDS and other related developmental issues. He has worked in many important and critical projects and contributed as researcher, evaluator and consultant and team leader concerning social, economic, environmental and development issue like forestry, poverty, health, education, sexuality, ecology, environment, biodiversity, livelihood, gender, rural development, natural disasters and forest management, social forestry, children, slums and urban problems, industrial labour force participation, demographic situation, education, course-curricula activities, women and children trafficking, migration and exploitation, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and sexuality, general, technical and vocational education, and  many others.


Dr. Hossain possessed extensive experience in techniques of poverty analysis, social impact assessment, rapid rural appraisal, evaluating rural development, resettlement, social forestry, biodiversity, sustainable development, trafficking of women and children, gender based violence, slum study, ethnographic studies, HIV & ADIDS study, case studies, focus group discussion, sample survey,  multi criteria analysis, participant observation as an tool of social analysis etc., to assess the existing problems of local people and also measure the likely impacts of development interventions on different socio-economic, indigenous, sex workers and ethnic groups.

Selected Publications

Alternative Livelihoods Options in Southwest Region of Bangladesh Considering Salinity Intrusion due to Extreme Climate Variability, VSO’B , Dhaka, Bangladesh 2014


The Possible Impacts of Climate Change on the People of Coastal Belt in Bangladesh: An Assessment (2009).    Paper  presented at the Conference on Climate Change and Bangladesh Development Strategy: Domestic Tasks and International Cooperation, held on January 2, 2009.


Mokaddem & others (edited) Indigenous People and Bangladesh Environment, 2008 Bangladesh Environment Movement and Bangladesh Environment Network, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Mokaddem Hossain & Sumon Dhar (2008) Sociology of Indigenous Culture in the Context of Global Culture: An Overview. Article published in ‘Indigenous People and Bangladesh Environment’. Bangladesh Environment Movement and Bangladesh Environment Network, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pp 81-104.


Mokaddem Hossain (2008) The State of Indigenous People in Bangladesh: Some Issues of Exclusion due to Destruction of Natural Forests. Article published in ‘Indigenous People and Bangladesh Environment’. Bangladesh Environment Movement and Bangladesh Environment Network, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Pp 26-43.


The Role of Forests in Conserving Climate Change and Sustaining Food Security: Bangladesh Perspective (2008). Presented a paper at Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia Symposium, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Sponsored by Ohio State University, USA & University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 


Transparency and Accountability in Conserving and Managing Forests in Bangladesh (2008). Participated as a designated discussant in a Round Table Discussion At VIP Lounge of National Press Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


  Environmental Degradation in Forests: The Socio-Economic Crises of Indigenous People in Bangladesh (2008). Presented a key note paper on behalf of Bangladesh Environmental Movement, at Women’s Voluntary Association Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


 The Role of Tobacco Cultivation in Environmental Degradation in Chittagong Hill Tracts (2008) Preseented a paper at University of Dhaka on the Occasion of World Environment Day, June 2008.


 Environment and Sustainable Development of Bangladesh (2008).  Presented  the paper as part of Development professional program of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee Training and Resource Centre, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


The Possible impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Belt in Bangladesh and the Risks of people: An Overview (2008).    Paper presented at an Workshop of Journalist Forum in Noakhali, Bangladesh, sponsored by Comprehensive Disaster Management Program, Government of Bangladesh.


 Social Forestry and Poverty Reduction of Rural Women in Bangladesh (June, 2007) Social Scienec         Review,     University of Dhaka, Vol. 24 No. 1


‘Sustainable Development: A Developing World Perspective’ (October 1999) in Sociology, Health and Environment (Ed) Nazrul Islam, Bangladesh Sociological Association pp. 147-167.


Alam, Hossain and Salimullah (December, 1999) Socio- Economic Impact of Treadle Pump Irrigation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.pp. 1-50.


Hossain, Mokaddem & Mahmud, Iqbal:  NGO- World Bank Collaboration in Bangladesh participatory Forestry Development under Forest Resource Management Project,: An Overview, Social Science Review, June, 2001.


Degradation of Environment in Developing World: An Evaluation (April 2000) Bengali version. Ekush Satoker Bhabna,  Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pp. 413-422.


A Survey of the Working Conditions in the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones of Chittagong and Savar, Bangladesh.. Published by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, USA ,May, 2000. (International).


Prevention and Care from Around the Home: Homestead Forests and Primary Health Care in Rural Bangladesh (October, 1999)  The Journal of Social Studies, N0. 85, July-September, 1999, pp.83-105.


The Homestead Agora-Forests in Bangladesh: An Alternate Approach to Conventional Forests. The Paper has published by the Bangladesh Environmental Network, U.S.A. in the publication entitled " International Conference Proceeding on Bangladesh Environment, 2000."


The Contribution of Homestead Forests to the Rural Bangladeshi People during Disaster: A Sociological Study. Paper published by "Disaster: Issues and Gender Perspectives, 2000" Bangladesh Geographical Society, October 2001, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


The Role of Homestead Forests as a Source of Traditional Fuel in Rural Bangladesh: A Sociological Study. The Journal of Social Studies, Centre for Social Studies, Dhaka University 2001.

The Role of Social Forests in the Social and Cultural Life of Sylhet: A Sociological Study (Bengali version). The Journal of Samaj Nirrikhan Centre for Social Studies, 2000.


Critical Issues in Forestry and Development with Special Reference to Bangladesh, Social Science Review, Vol. XIII, no. 2, 1996, Pp. 105-126.


Homestead Forests, Energy and Women in Rural Bangladesh, Social Science Review, Volume xv, number 1, June, 1998, PP. 193-205.


Development Approaches, Environment and Forestry in Third World Countries with Special Reference to Bangladesh, The Journal of Social Science Review, Vol. No. xv,No.2, December 1998. Pp. 63-89.


‘Women and Development Approaches: A Developing World Perspective’, The Journal of Theoretical perspectives, Vol. No. 4 & 5, 1998, pp. 206-221.


‘The Political Economy of Forestry and Development in Bangladesh: Historical Overview’. The Journal of Bangladesh Historical Studies, Vol. Xvii, 1998, PP 175-186.


Social Forestry and Rural development: Bangladesh Perspective (Bengali version) The Journal of Samaj Nirrikhan, Centre for Social Studies, Dhaka University. No. 63, February, 1997. Pp. 70 –87.


‘The Political Economy of Forestry and Rural Development in Bangladesh’, The Journal of Dhaka University Studies, Vol. No. 53 & 54, June 1997. Pp95-114


The Political Economy of British Rule in India. The Journal of Social Science Review, Dhaka University. Vol. XIV, No. 1, June, 1997.


The Role of Homestead Forests on Contingency Situations in Rural Bangladesh. The Journal of Social Studies, No. 75, January 1997. Pp. 80-110.


Sociological Approaches to Development and Underdevelopment in Third world Countries, The Journal of Theoretical Perspectives. Vol. 3, no. 1, 1996. Pp. 151 168.


Family Planning Program in Bangladesh (1953-1995): An overview (in Bengali), published by the Center for Social Studies, University of Dhaka. Dhaka, Bangladesh. May 1991.


Foreign Aid in the Third World Countries and Food Politics in Bangladesh (in Bangle), published by the Centre for Social Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November, 1989.


Fertility and Family Planning Situation in a Transitional Village in Bangladesh (in Bangla), published by the Centre for Social Studies and Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, July, 1989.


Max Weber (in Bangla) published by the Social Science Development Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and October, 1988.


Fertility and Family Planning Behavior of a Transitional Village in Bangladesh published by Centre for Population Management and Research (CPMR). I.B.A, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 1984.


Forestry, Environment and Development Approaches in Developing Countries with special Reference to Bangladesh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, The Second Affront, December, 1996


Maori Culture: Past and Present, PRANTIK, a Journal of Bengali Association, Palmerston North, New Zealand, No.5, April, 1994.


Community Forestry Programmes: An Overview. New Zealand Geographical Society, Victoria, New Zealand, February, 1994.


Homestead Forests: A Treasure House of Medicinal Trees, Herbs, and Plants for Primary Health Care in Developing Countries. Environmental Policy and Management Research Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand, 1994.