Dr. Kazi Abdur Rouf completed his PhD in Adult Education and Community Development, University of Toronto in 2011; Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Business and Environment, Schulich Business School, York University in 2008; BA (with distinction) in Women Studies, York University in 2006; Diploma in Social Work, Project Management Centennial College in 2005; BA (Honours) and MA in Sociology, Chittagong University, Bangladesh in 1977 and in 1979 respectively.
Currently Dr. Rouf is a Professor of Noble International University, USA, and Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Leadership, Adult Education and Higher Education, University of Toronto, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Department, University of Toronto. He was a Research Associate of the Social Economy Center, Ontario Institute for Studiers in Education (OISE).
He is researching on green social enterprise development, social micro-financing development, women human rights development, NGOs and community development, sustainable development, community gardening, mini cooperatives development in Canada and in Bangladesh
Dr. Rouf worked in several micro-credit programs, community forestry projects and solar renewable energy development projects and social economy development organizations in Grameen Bank Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Lesotho,USA and Canada. Moreover, he worked in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Namibia, UNDP Lesotho, UNHCR Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote small and medium enterprises (SME), to replicate Grameen Bank group-based micro credit programs, community agricultural management, women’s development and organizational capacity building of community agencies in these countries.
Keywords: Green social enterprise development; social micro-financing development; women human rights development; NGOs and community development; sustainable development; community gardening; mini cooperatives development in Canada and in Bangladesh