Tasfia Tasnim is a researcher and activist in the field of climate change, environment and sustainable development.
Over the past 5 years, she has been engaged with a national think-tank that works to build the capacity of vulnerable communities on climate change adaptation through knowledge management, capacity building and policy advocacy. Currently, she is working as the Coordinator for the Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Programme at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Her expertise is mainly centered around nature-based solutions, climate services and climate finance. From ICCCAD, she is collaborating with the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) at the University of Oxford to develop the NbS Bangladesh Portal and NbS Bangladesh Network with the to gather and generate evidence base on NbS and to sensitise different group of actors on NbS. Under the Oxford Martin School Programme on Biodiversity and Society, she is managing the work with Oxford, Peru and Bangladesh from ICCCAD and is involved as a researcher to explore the economic recovery potential of NbS interventions from Bangladesh.
As a planner by training, Tasfia loves to express her thoughts on NbS, climate change adaptation and resilience issues via writing and public-speaking on various national and international platforms. Tasfia holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Currently, she is doing her master’s in Climate Change and Development from Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).