Shahed Anan Sajeeb

Junior, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shahed is a third-year student pursuing a B.S. honors degree in Environmental Sciences. Originally hailing from the Panchagarh district in the Rangpur division, Shahed’s academic journey is marked by a passion for environmental stewardship. Beyond academics, he is a multifaceted individual with a passion for music, dancing, and content creation on social media. His commitment to environmental causes is evident through his roles as an executive member of the Nature Conservation Initiative. This dynamic blend of academic focus, environmental advocacy, and creative pursuits defines Sajeeb’s journey as a conscientious student and an active participant in making positive contributions to his community and beyond.

What are five words that describe your PGC experience
Transformative, Inspirational, Educational, Empowering, and Sustainable. 

Has your perception of the world around you changed?
The challenge opened my eyes to the interconnectedness of all living things and the impact of our choices on the planet. I now see the environment as a dynamic system deeply affected by individual actions. Each sustainable decision, whether it’s choosing local produce or reducing single-use plastics, feels like a meaningful contribution to a larger, global movement.

Climate Action Project: Roots of Change 

Shahed’s Climate Action Project “Roots of Change” tackles the critical issues of unsustainable agricultural practices, like the overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and limited food safety awareness in rural communities in Bangladesh. The country’s National Agriculture Policy revealed that 84% of Bangladesh’s population relies on agriculture directly or indirectly. However, heavy reliance on chemical inputs harms soil, biodiversity, human health, and the environment. Through partnerships with local stakeholders including the Union Parishad and District Agriculture Office, Roots of Change engages in workshops, educational sessions, and community events to teach sustainable agricultural techniques, such as crop rotation and composting. By fostering grassroots engagement and collaboration, the project aims to cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship, leading towards a greener and healthier farming future in Panchagarh

PGC Finals Part 1 CAP Video: here

PGC Finals Part 2 CAP Video: here