Hasan Mehedi is the founder and Chief Executive of CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network). Prior to founding CLEAN in 2010, he spent 12 years as the key persons of different right-based organizations. When he was playing the role of voluntary head of the previous organization, he professionally worked on Child, Adolescent and Women Rights, Financial Accountability, Forest People’s Rights, Mangrove Conservation, People’s Movement against destructive projects of IFIs, Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Practices and Environmental Governance in Bangladesh.
Mehedi holds a master degree in Political Science from National University of Bangladesh and several national and international training on facilitation, environmental impact assessment (EIA), mangrove conservation, capacity building of grassroots organization and right-based development.
When not at work, Mehedi is out exploring the countryside or the Sundarbans, taking photos of local plants, making databases of Bengal Flora and reading wonderful books- ranges from cobbling to preaching.