Dr. Benoy Barman, Senior Scientist, WorldFish received Doctor of Technical Science in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management in 2000 from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand work as a specialist in the field of aquaculture and aquatic resources management, with special interest on Aquaculture and Gender. Has more than 25 years’ experience to work in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal and India. In 2002 joined at the WorldFish, Bangladesh and South Asia as Post-doctoral Fellow to lead a collaborative DFID-AFGRP funded research project of WorldFish and University of Stirling, UK for two years. After completion of post-doc, joined as a Scientist and promoted to Senior Scientist to coordinate the research program and lead several projects of WorldFish, Bangladesh and South Asia and continuing the activities till now. Prior to join in WorldFish worked as BCS (Fisheries Cadre) Officer in the Department of Fisheries, Government of Bangladesh from 1983 in different positions and has taken self-retirement. With DoF has performed several responsibilities to promote aquaculture and aquatic resources management to benefits the poor in Bangladesh.
Dr. Barman received Best Fisheries Officers Award of Rajshahi Division from Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh. He has obtained Fellowship Award for Doctoral and Post-doctoral Studies from DFID. Developed several projects proposals in collaboration with other colleagues of WorldFish and awarded from donors (DFID, EU, IFAD, BLUE GOLD and others), declared as champions for leading an IFAD-WLE program funded project. As Senior Scientist Dr. Barman is currently providing support in implementing research under several projects/programs of WorldFish in Bangladesh and South Asia such as; CGIAR Research Program on Fish, Ecopond, EcoFishBD, Suchana, AquaLINC and WorldFish-DoF Odisha, India Projects.