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Yousuf Mahid

Doctoral Researcher

Yousuf is a second-year Ph.D. student in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Yousuf’s research agenda focuses broadly on climate change adaptation, natural resource conservation, the political economy of development, and institutional mechanisms for climate policy formulation. He is interested in exploring the epistemological and ontological politics of adaptation knowledge production both at the global and local level and trying to understand "the sociopolitical institutions including norms, culture, practices, etc. that need to be changed or crafted to better integrate expert knowledge with local indigenous knowledge to achieve a sustainable Nature-based Solution to climate change adaptation." 

Previously, he worked as a Program Coordinator at the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)  in Bangladesh with one of the world's leading climate scientists, Dr. Saleemul Huq. There, he contributed to policy advocacy and assisted government officials, particularly from the Planning and Finance Ministries of Bangladesh. He facilitated the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission in conducting policy research and producing several reports to contribute to the Five-Year Plan and Vision 2041 (national policy documents) of Bangladesh. He also provided research support to the Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance-National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Yousuf received his Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. 

At ALL, He supports research on Risk or Refuge and the Fiscal Impacts of Climate Change. 

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