Md. Kutub Uddin
As a Trustee for Save Our Sea, Md. Kutub Uddin develops and coordinates capacity building programs for the conservation of marine ecosystems and biodiversity in Bangladesh. Md. Kutub is an expert in locally led marine conservation and has developed skills in participatory action research, lobbying for environmental legislation, and conservation communications. During his fellowship in the United States, Md. Kutub hopes to learn how to more effectively involve local communities and businesses in coastal and marine conservation programs, while also developing his skills in program development and implementation and grassroots advocacy. Upon returning to Bangladesh, Md. Kutub plans to establish a regional knowledge sharing and networking process linking the community-based organizations of the Bay of Bengal countries with efforts of trans-boundary ecosystem-based management to spread locally-led marine conservation.