Atiq works as the Senior Programme Manager of Climate Resilience Department. His works on development of the climate resilience and end-to-end multi-hazard early warning systems in Asia. We has long experiences of societal application of usable science information to build climate resilience in the region.
Atiq has over twenty years of experience of working in leading positions in the field of climate change adaptation, resilience, people centric end-to-end early warning systems, social-ecological resilience, integrated coastal management, and societal application of usable science information. He has previously worked e.g. with Center for Environmental and Geographical Information Services (CEGIS), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Plan International, FAO, UNDP and others. Since the tsunami in 2004, Atiq has served in various regional multi-country programs such as the US government's Indian Ocean tsunami warning system (US IOTWS) and UNESCAP's Regional tsunami trust fund's (RTTF) implementation initiatives and remained the focal point for Coastal Community Resilience (CCR) program, Climate Risk Management (CRM) projects among others. He joined ADPC in 2006.
Atiq holds two Masters degrees in Applied Anthropology and Social Sciences and a Bachelors (with Hons) degree in Social Anthropology. He is one of the expert reviewers of IPCC’s AR5 (WG-II & III), Honorary Fellow of Society for Applied Anthropologists (SfAA) of USA and Member of American Meteorological Society (AMS).