Friday, 29 September, 2023

Sharif Jamil elected member of Waterkeeper Alliance’s council board

Sharif Jamil, general secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), has been elected unopposed for the fourth time as a member of the council board of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a US-based worldwide network of environmental organisations.

Sharif Jamil, also coordinator of Waterkeepers Bangladesh and Buriganga Riverkeeper, now will represent South Asian region in the policymaking body of the worldwide organisation established by Robert F Kennedy Junior.

The election was held on June 1 virtually. Sharif Jamil will represent the Asia region for the next three years.

The Waterkeeper Alliance has been working to protect the environment in 47 countries for more than two decades.

Apart from Sharif Jamil, Khowai River Waterkeeper Tofazzal Sohel, Surma River Waterkeeper Abdul Karim Chowdhury Kim, Pashur River Waterkeeper Nur Alam Sheikh and Ibnul Sayed Rana is working for Old Brahmaputra River as members of the Waterkeeper Alliance in Bangladesh.