- Grant Recipient
Rakibul is Feature Editor of The Bangladesh Today, regularly contributing op-eds and columns to more than 20 regional newspapers. Generally, he writes on counterterrorism, security issues, LGBT and gender-based violence. He is interested in public policy analyses, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and the role of youth. Rakibul believes in ensuring freedom of expression, especially to the youth community. He advocates for youth participation in new media and citizen journalism around the country. Previously, he was a Research Analyst at the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies.
Rakibul graduated from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Dhaka. In 2014, His Excellency VK Duggal, State Minister of Manipur, India awarded him with the Global Youth Award, recognizing his role in the community and the region. He was invited to the 2015 World Youth Summit 2015 India as a country coordinator of Bangladesh.