Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad is Chairman at Dhaka School of Economics (DScE) and also Chairman of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). He is also the Coordinator of the Bangladesh Climate Change Negotiating Team since 2009. A participant in the Bangladesh War of Liberation in 1971, he worked in the Planning Cell of the then Bangladesh Government-in-exile. He has been elected President of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) for three consecutive years (2002-2010).
He represented Bangladesh at the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), having earlier played a key role in providing Bangladesh inputs on SDGs to the UN.
He was a Member of the UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board (2009-2014). He was a Coordinating Lead/Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-Third and Fourth Assessments.
In a career spanning over five decades, he has extensively participated in research activities and dialogues, nationally and internationally, covering various social, political, economic, water, and environmental/climate change aspects and issues of sustainable development as they relate to Bangladesh and other developing countries.
Dr. Ahmad has to his credit a wide range of research works and publications (including authored/co-authored/edited/co-edited 38 books and over 250 articles/research reports and papers), at home and abroad.
He edits or is a member of the Editorial Board of several national and international journals.