Hamidul Huq is a social scientist from Bangladesh. Soon after his Masters with Honours in Social Welfare from University of Dhaka, Hamidul Huq got engaged in social work and research with NGOs in Bangladesh since 1979. His specialization is in the areas of sustainable livelihoods, women empowerment, integrated coastal zone management, integrated water resources management, disaster management, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation, and interdisciplinary research and education.
Hamidul Huq has been engaged in collaborative interdisciplinary education and research projects on Integrated Water Resources Management, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation, Disaster Prevention/Mitigation Measures against Floods and Storm Surges in Bangladesh with IWFM, BUET, Wageningen University, Southampton, Exeter, Oxford, Dundee and Kyoto universities. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher of UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands to study interplays between bio-physical and social processes of southwest delta of Bangladesh.
He obtained his PhD in Rural Development Sociology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands in 2000. Dr. Hamidul Huq has been teaching social sciences in different universities in Bangladesh. Currently he is a full time Professor in Department of Economics at United International University, Bangladesh. Prof. Huq is currently engaged in research projects on Disaster Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Livelihoods, and Gender Mainstreaming.
Dr. Huq has a good number of international publications. He is the author of the book People’s Practices: Exploring contestation, counter-development, and rural livelihoods (2001).