Prabal Barua, Program Manager of YPSA, achieved Doctor of Philosophy degree, which was approved by the syndicate meeting of Jahangirnagar University on 27 June, 2020. He is awarded this degree from the Department of Environmental Sciences under the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of Jahangirnagar University. His research topic was “Sustainable Adaptation in Responses to Climate Change for South-Eastern Coast of Bangladesh”. He conducted this long research under the supervision of Dr. Syed Hafizur Rahman, Professor of Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University.
Prabal Barua has been working with YPSA since 2007. YPSA is his first professional organization after completing his graduation. At present he is working as a Program Manager of the project “Addressing the Rights and Needs of Climate Forced Displaced People of South-Eastern Coast of Bangladesh” with the support of the Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF). He is one of the editorial members of ‘Social Change’, a journal of YPSA, and staff member of Knowledge Management and Development (KM4D) Department of YPSA. He graduated from Institute of Marine Sciences and Fisheries under University of Chittagong. He did an M.Phil degree from the University of Calcutta, India under the theme of coastal pollution and biodiversity.
Prabal Barua is from a renowned family of Rangunia Upazila in Chattogram district. His Father Mr. Uday Prasad Barua was retired college principal and mother Ms. Utpal Barna Talukder was Govt. employee. He is the younger son of his parents. He is the father of 2 children and his wife Ms. Chaiti Barua is a lecturer of Gachbaria Government College, Chandanaish, Chattogram. Prabal Barua has 12 years professional research experience in the field of environmental management, climate change vulnerability and adaptation issues, coastal zone management, biodiversity and environmental pollution issues. He is credited to numbers of publication in the national and international journals, book chapters and participated in the many international seminars and workshops in his educational and professional life.