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Hasan Zahid

Freelance Article Writer & Copywriter

Location:East York, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 416-792-5961
2 Skills
Hasan Zahid
515-7 Crescent Place,
Toronto, Ontario
Postal Code: M4C 5L7

Freelance writer, Environment Consultant/environmental article writer, copy writer, editor and creative writer

Highlights of Qualifications
• More than 10 years working experience as an Environment Consultant
• Extensively trained in Japan & Malaysia on Environmental Management-Pollution Control, EIAs and Planning
• Specialized in EIAs and Environment Management/Planning
• Practical knowledge in field visits-industrial and other development projects, EIA/IEE/EMP reviewer
• Edited & published journals on the observance of World Environment Day in Bangladesh (editor of several issues)
• Freelance writer-writings published in national dailies/weeklies
• Effective team player with exceptional quality communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop 7.0 Internet/Basic Hardware

Development of Experience
Deputy Director, Department of Environment (DoE), ADB-funded project 1992-2003
Freelance Writer/Environment Consultant 2003-2006
News Editor, The New Nation, an English daily 2007-2010

Studies and Development
• Conducted several studies on environmental impacts of development projects
• Worked with Canadian CIDA on the project called ‘Strengthening DoE and Capacity Building Project. Acted as member of three important components -Communication Strategic Plan, Awareness & Gender Issues of Bangladesh Environment Management Plan (BEMP) funded by Canadian CIDA (obtained credential)
• Published book ‘Knowing the Environment’ in English, and published Bengali short stories & novels
• Volunteered at Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA)

Interest & activity
Amateur artist, sculptor and scriptwriter

BA (Hon’s) in English University of Dhaka
MA in English University of Dhaka

• Trained in Japan on Environment Management-Pollution Control for South Asia held in Hiroshima, Japan 13.9.2005 to 18.12.2005, organized and financed by JICA.
• Attended Workshop on Negotiations and Implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol held in Bangkok, Thailand 2-5 December, 2002, organized by ESCAP/Government of Thailand
• Trained in Environment Management and Planning, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2 April-28 April 2001, organized by ESCAP/Government of Malaysia
• Attended training on Environment Information Technology, organized by National Focal Point, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya 2 November- 9 November, 1998
• Attended Seminar on Environmental Publication and Publicity, Singapore, 19-25 January, 1994
• Attended Seminar on Environment Statistics held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 23-27 January, 1995 organized by ESCAP/Government of Indonesia
• Trained in EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) organized by Department of Environment DoE/USAID/ISPAN (EGIS), 1992
• Trained in Environment Management, organized by DoE/Ford Foundation, Dhaka 1992
• Trained in material development/news release and clarification organized by DoE /USAID, Dhaka 1993 & 2002
• Trained in Communication and Material Development for neo-literates & others, sponsored by UNESCO, organized by INFEF, Worldview, Foundation, Dhaka, July -September 1993
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing