I focus on establishing a career as a marine environmental expert. Thus, following returning, I intend to continue my job at the Department of Fisheries. This is a unique public organization to achieve my career goals, to work intimately with both government and development partners. Subsequent to going along with, I need to present my Individual Activity Plan (IAP) to the ministry with subtleties of my procured information and its applied territory.
As per the FAO report, Bangladesh is 3rd in inland fish production, 5th in aquaculture production, however, 11th in marine fish production. The report stated, in case of marine, our position is not satisfactory. We have a lack of expertise. We rely upon the foreign consultant to formulate and implement development project. Thus, this is a dire need to build up organizational capacity with respect to the purpose of my country’s development.
For the short-term, I will exchange my acquired knowledge with my colleagues through the Departmental Coordination Meeting (DCM) and workshop. To create awareness among the future policymakers, I will give a lecture in the “Foundation Training Course” for all cadres’ service at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre. I aim to use my skills in creating and developing policies, regulations, guidelines, projects and works plan that ensure sustainable development in the marine sector. Within two years subsequent to returning, I will be able to serve as a National Project Director (NPD) of the Bangladesh Government in my professional field. These activities finally create employment opportunities, poverty alleviation, environmental sustainability and economic progress of my country.
In the long-term, I want to see myself performing as a Director-General or Secretary level and holding an executive role of Bangladesh Government. As a Chevening Scholar, this position allows me to work more closely with the UK and Bangladesh government. After retirement from Civil Service, I want to become a Member of Parliament and hope to serve in Cabinet Division. I believe that will give me a bigger platform to work for my country.
To achieve my career goals, I will enhance cooperation with as many parties as possible, including government, ministry, and the local community. Furthermore, I will heighten collaboration with international parties as possible during my study in the UK. I believe that I can utilize this network to achieve my future plans.
Foreign aid department of the UK has funded in fish farming and aquaculture project in Bangladesh. The UK imports their shrimps from Bangladesh. Therefore, experts of the UK are working with government, industry and scientific officials from Bangladesh to tackle the major issue in the fisheries sector. Besides, the UK is the second-largest donor to the Rohingya refugee crisis and vulnerable host communities in Cox’s Bazar. As a civil servant, I can provide support for Bangladesh to achieve aquaculture and marine environmental sustainability significant focus on UK donation.