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Awards & Honors [Latest]

“ICCCASU Outstanding Dedication Award" 2023, December 10-17, Nairobi, Kenya

“Thank A Prof” Award 2021, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan, Canada

“Support EDI in Teaching and Learning”, Summer Term (II) 2020-21; Faculty of Applied Science Grant, UBC Okanagan; 

“Support EDI in Teaching and Learning”, Winter Term (I) 2021-22: Faculty of Applied Science Grant, UBC Okanagan; 

‘Outstanding Reviewer 2019' - Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE;

‘Excellence in Advising’ award 2016-17, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia;

 ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award 2013-14, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia;

 ADBI (Asian Development Bank Institute) Fellowship: Workshop on “Urbanization in Asia: Economic and Social Consequences”, Seoul, South Korea, December 15-16, 2016

BIARI Fellowship 2013 ‘International development’ sponsored by Brown University, USA;

Fellowship sponsored by International Labour Organization (ILO), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV): Workshop on “XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014”, Frankfurt, GERMANY, August 24-27, 2014;

PhD Fellowship (2007-2011): Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH, SWEDEN;

NOMA (erstwhile NORAD) Fellowship:  Master of Philosophy (2004-06) in Development Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NORWAY;

NOMA (erstwhile NORAD) Fellowship: 2 months Travel grant for study visit in Dhaka;

 NIAS SUPRA Scholarship (February, 2006): Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen, DENMARK for MPhil Dissertation;

ADB (Asian Development Bank) Fellowship:  Master of Science in Urban Panning (2004-06), the University of Hong Kong (Declined);

QUOTA Scholarship:  Master of Philosophy in Development Studies (2004-06), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NORWAY (Declined);

ADPC (Asian Disaster Preparedness Center) Fellowship: International workshop titled “Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction for Cities”, June 9-18, 2003, BRAC Center for Development & Management (BCDM), Dhaka, BANGLADESH