Ronju obtained a PhD in ‘Natural Resource Management’ with specialization in forest and agriculture development in the tropics. Over the past years, he worked for academic, research and development organisations and gained an excellent experience on cross-cutting issues within environment, urban and agrarian change; poverty and livelihood development, and management of natural resources in tropical developing countries.
Ronju holds a strong skills and abilities in managing research and development project and data collection using a range of social and ecological tools. From 2015 to 2017, Ronju worked as a research consultant with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) for “Global Agrarian Change” project planning and developing research methodology for conducting field works in a forest-agriculture landscape of Bangladesh.
In prior to that Ronju worked for UNDP Bangladesh to support the implementation of the ‘Community Based Adaptation’ project management activities. He provided an excellent contribution to the project and made outstanding results of the project which received a great acknowledgement from national and international levels (i.e. Earth Care Award 2012, Nature Conservancy Award 2013). Ronju’s research works have been acknowledged and published in leading, high-impact and peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Ecosystem Services, Science of the Total Environment, Forest Policy and Economics, Coastal Conservation and Planning). Ronju currently act as a part-time lecturer to organise course works on “Natural Resource Based Indigenous Livelihoods”, “Data Analytics and Visualisation’’ and “Entrepreneurship for Professionals” in Charles Darwin University of Australia.