Hub Co-Directors:

Prof Shahaduz Zaman

Prof Sumon Rahman

Hub Research Administrator:

To be hired

Hub Members:

Prof AKM Mazharul Islam

Hub background

The Bangladesh hub has been established in 2021 and is currently a collaboration between the University of Liberal Arts (ULAB) and the Interdisciplinary Knowledge Initiatives (IKI). Prof Zaman and Prof Rahman are co-directing the hub and are in the process of forming the hub and making local connections with like-minded researchers, practitioners and communities. The hub interests lay at the intersection of development and health communication and policy, art interventions, and digital critical literacy. If the areas of work of your organisation are in line with the Bangladesh hub’s background and expertise, don’t hesitate to get in touch so that we can facilitate new partnerships.

Hub Projects

Kitchen Life (KL) is a pilot study, co-led by Dr Lisa Bradley & Dr Raihana Ferdous, which explores sustainable energy access in Bangladesh and Malawi, through everyday kitchen practices. The majority of research on sustainable energy access focuses on top-down solutions addressing technological and financial barriers, with little attention given to the cultural practices and norms of intended users. In response, KL designed and tested a mixed-methods tool kit aimed at capturing the people and things at the heart of kitchen practices. The project was funded by the University of Glasgow GCRF Small Grants scheme.