Professor Faisal Ahmmed was born in Maijpara, Narail on October 26, 1971. He is married and affectionate father of only one daughter. He teaches Social Work at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh since 1998. Dr. Ahmmed served as key researcher in different research projects funded by international organizations namely ILO, World Bank, IFAD, IPPF, SAAF, Save the Children, Oxfam, Water Aid, UKBET, CNRS and Chevron. He is the winner of UGC research grants for several research projects on multi-disciplinary issues. He has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals. Few of his intensive works are published as books also. He presented research papers on multidisciplinary issues in international seminars and conferences both at abroad and home. As an active civil society activist Dr. Ahmmed performed role as key discussants, paper presenters and moderators of seminars and workshops on issues like food security, climate change, budget justice, education, public health, water and sanitation, agriculture and climate vulnerability, flood and food security in haor areas, crops diversification, land rights, human rights, marginalized people common property management etc. Dr. Ahmmed organized seminars and workshops on contemporary issues like food security in wetland areas, climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene and indigenous people’s rights. He has served at Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA as visiting international professor. He is working on indigenous issues for social justice through research and publications. Dr. Ahmmed is working as the Editorial Chair of the Annual Review of Ethnic Affairs, the only specialized peer reviewed journal in Bangladesh which publishes research articles on indigenous issues. He is the panel reviewer and editorial board member of different reputed journals published from USA and Canada. Dr. Ahmmed is intensively involved in civil society movements, currently serving as Sylhet District President of Campaign for Good Governance (SUPRO) - a national network of grassroots civil society organization.