Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
The social innovator is Muhammad Abu Musa who was born and brought up in the coastal area. He has learnt from natural phenomena in the coastal environment and now can compare the current situation with that of 30/40 years ago. He can also guess the future based on different reports by experts and his own findings.
Mr. Abu Musa obtained Bachelor of Arts degree and also studied Law. He obtained Post-Graduate Diploma in NGO Leadership & Management from Global Partnership, a collaboration program of SIT-USA, BRAC-Bangladesh and ORAP-Zimbabwe. He has also participated in World Bank’s Global Competition on Climate Adaptation held in Washington D.C. in November, 2009..
Mr. Abu Musa worked as Stenographer in Port of Chalna Authority before he worked as Typist in Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) in Saudi Arabia. He worked for Oxfam-GB in Bangladeshd for 7 years and was deeply involved in local level NGO management. He founded an NGO and worked as Consultant to a good number of local NGOs. After the super cyclone Sidr of 2007, he joined Save the Children-UK in Bangladesh as a Consultant in their Sidr Response programs. He then also worked in UNDP-Bangladesh as Field Team Leader in their Sidr Response programs. During this period, he had a chance to experience the sufferings of the people displaced by disasters triggered by climate change impacts and he founded the “Association for Climate Refugees”.
Mr. Abu Musa is the key actor in developing the project and its documentation for submission to donors. On the wounds of super cyclone Sidr of 2007, cyclone Aila with less