Bangladesh Institute for Information Literacy and Sustainable Development (BIILSD)

Dr M Aslam Alam

Dr. M Aslam Alam is the Chairman and Executive Director of the Bangladesh Institute for Information literacy and Sustainable Development (BIILSD), which aims to building a hub for research, education, capacity development, outreach and advocacy equipped with diversified information and knowledge management tools, techniques, approaches and advisory services to enable informed and participatory policymaking for sustainable development at all levels.

Dr. Alam started his career with the Bangladesh Administrative Service. He has recently retired as aSenior Secretary to the Government. He has been a catalyst in the public service capacity development for SDGs as Rectors of Bangladesh Public Administration Centre (BPATC) and BCS Administration Academy. He has significantly contributed to the development policy making in his role as the Secretary, Financial Institutions Division (BFID) of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh and the Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR)as well as the Director General of the Department of Land Records and Surveys and the Director General-3 at the Prime Minister’s Office. Healso worked on lien with the UNDP/UNOPS for four years as the Senior Program Manager of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP). He also has an extensive rural development background. Dr Alam has been a catalyst in the digitalization of special libraries at the governmental level. He has been instrumental in the digitalization of libraries of many ministries, departments and autonomous bodies. He is playing a pioneering role in the information literacy movement in Bangladesh as well as awareness making for the 4th industrial revolution.

Dr. Alam obtained his PhD in Social Science and Policy (Environmental Policy) from the University of New South Wales at Sydney, Australia. Prior to doing PhD, he did an MA in International Relations with specialization in international economic cooperation at the International University of Japan (IUJ). He originally graduated from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained his M. Com and B. Com (honours) degrees in Accounting. He has undergone a number of professional training at home and abroad including executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has presented numerous papers at various academic and professional conferences/ seminars/ workshops at home and abroad.

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