Team IA

Sharif Mustajib
Sharif Mustajib is a professional blogger and climate activist. Founder of "Seed Bank", a climate campaign. He has participated in Global Video Competition on Climate Change by UNFCCC and has been invited as a delegate in HPAIR conference in the track of climate and sustainability on Harvard University. Academically, he is a student of International Relations, University of Chittagong.
Shooha Tabil
Senior Writer
Shooha Tabil is a final year undergrad, pursuing chemical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET). She is a Climate Leader at 'Climate Reality Project', Climate Journalist at 'Climate Tracker' and a climate educator. Harvard Delegate at Harvard Project For Asian And International Relations (HPAIR) with an experienced and demonstrated the history of working in the international affairs industry. Skilled in International Relations, Article Writing and Sustainability. Also a supply chain analyst at International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) with a strong business development professional​.
Saroj K. Aryal
Senior Writer
Mr. Saroj k. Aryal has studied Master’s in International Relations from University of Warsaw. As a thesis for his M.A, he has tried to point out the reason that stops SAARC to function well and has presented his own model of Regionalism for South Asia. In addition to that he is in research phase to pursue Ph.D in ‘Terrorism in South Asia’. Besides, he has been writing articles on different online portals and print media as well. Currently he is serving as a vice president in Citizens Foundation.
Dagnew Dawit
Senior Writer
Dawit Dagnew is currently working as Knowledge Management & communication advisor at Energising Development Ethiopia. He obtained his first degree in business administration and information Systems and master’s degree in marketing management from Addis Ababa University School of Commerce. He is working at GIZ in different positions since 2011. He closely works with the Ethiopian government and other partners. His scholarly works are in the area of ICT, information systems, research, communications, marketing and business development. He is interested and currently engaged in research works focusing on social media, inclusive green economy, climate change, sustainable consumption and renewable energy sectors.
Tarikul Hasan Rifat
Executive Editor
Md. Tariqul Hasan Rifat, Currently completing undergrad degree in International Relations at Bangladesh University of Professionals(BUP). Experienced with a demonstrated history of working in the travel & tourism industry and also keeping updated with the current world and engaged with a few voluntary organizations like AIESEC in Bangladesh, United Nations Youth and Student Association Bangladesh, Bruce Lee Foundation(Online) and doing freelance work at Applebox Films as an assistant Director. His area of interest is Contemporary World Order, Strategies and Foreign Policy.
Nadia Sarwar
Nadia Sarwar is 4th year medical student at Khyber Medical University Peshawar, Pakistan. She is from the city in Kp Mansehra. Though professionaly she is persuing medial degree, she is also passionate to blogging, content & article writing, motivational speaking and a prominent social activities. Started her career as a writer at very young age of 15 years. Being a young entrepreneur from the conservative tradition of Mansehra, she is a young inspiring leader in her society.
Puthyraksmey Yama
Senior Writer
Puthyraksmey Yama is a student of the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. His area of interest includes Geopolitics, History, Diplomacy, and Technology. He believes writing as an effective way of conveying information. Every series of events are happening all at once. It is, therefore, necessary to observe and analyze how they could affect our lives and shape the world we live in.
Zarifa Sabet
Senior Writer
Zarifa Sabet is a graduate student in Master of International Relations at South Asian University, New Delhi. Currently she is working as Gender Officer in Action Aid Afghanistan. Her areas of Interest are research on gender related issues and as well as She is Interested to write on issues such as peace, conflict, peace building, identity politics and so on. As an International student she is interested in post-colonial theories.
Mark John
Senior Writer
Mark John is a proud student of Bicol University in Legaspi City, Philippines. He is an environmental journalist working for several international news platforms and a former Editorial Intern of Opportunity Desk. He is also a future alumni of the City College of New York which he will commence studying in 2018. He aspires to become a great singer, dancer and a global teacher. His areas of interest and advocacies include international politics, climate change, diplomatic relations and global education.
Alma Siddiqua
Alma Siddiqua is a student of Pondicherry University and the non-residential young fellow of the development of South Asia Institute for Social Transformation-SAIST and SAYRID. Her area of research interests is security issues in global and domestic politics. She is a pioneer to contribute to the society as a change maker through writings and activities, to initiates new ideas that will help to develop human security.
Ridwanul Haque Sayem
Executive Editor
Ridwanul Haque Sayem is a freelance writer, social activist and professional graphic designer. He is currently working with Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) as a YES member. He is also engaged with various non-profit organizations and programs like ‘Youth Ending Hunger Project Bangladesh’ & ‘Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK)’. He was a former Arabic language instructor of Chittagong Education Center. Academically, he is a student of the dept. of International Relations, University of Chittagong. His areas of Interest are geopolitics, contemporary middle-eastern conflicts & world’s pollical history.
Hadassah Louis
Hadassah Louis is a creative writer and amateur photographer with a honors degree in multimedia Journalism. She is an independent Data Analyst and Researcher working to advance the interest of girls safety, womens health and socioeconomic development as Founder and Project Manager of her volunteer based organization called SAFIGI ‘Safety First for Girls’. Hadassah is a certified Open Knowledge Advocate with ROI-Africa. As a social entrepreneur and independent Researcher, she cares deeply about a free, fair and open internet, and is a youth Fellow with the Internet Society ISOC
Lesego Gaetwesepe
Lesego Gaetwesepe is a young lady who is intrinsically passionate about human rights and women empowerment. She is a law graduate and a volunteer at a youth-led organization where she has been involved in a few activations which included the age of consent project, as well as the group discussions on preventing HIV/AIDS among young people facilitated by NACA. She was a writing intern on the law blog; an NGO based in India, where she submitted articles on law-related issues. Furthermore, she is also a member of the Commonwealth Youth Network for Human rights and Democracy, a local coordinator at African Students For Liberty and she is currently undergoing training on human dignity with the World Youth Alliance. She was also part of the YALI Regional Leadership Southern Africa online training program cohort
Anik Barua
Hello! I am Anik Barua, studying International Relations in the prominent University Of Chittagong. I believe that secure environment is the key to a better world and it is our duty to spread that message to all. I dream of doing something big for the endangered life species on earth through a social change. Undoubtedly, holding a pen is my first step to bring that change.
Rina Cakrani
Rina Cakrani is a graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic. She is currently studying Politics and Spanish at Whitman College in Washington. She is a passionate writer on international relations, social justice issues and languages
Maria Tonkova
Maria Tonkova is an ex-student of the Sciences Po – MGIMO Double Master Degree Program. During the first year of the master program at Paris School of International Affairs, her studies were focused on International Energy. Maria's scientific interests lie in the field of energy security, energy transition, the geopolitics of energy, Russia’s foreign policy. Previously she studied International Relations at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and got a bachelor degree in Regional Studies in 2015. Her studies were focused on the South-Eastern Europe and she learned Romanian as a foreign language. Therefore, Maria also has a background in Romania’s and Moldova’s foreign and domestic politics.
Md Nayeem Hossain
Executive Editor
Md. Nayeem Hossain, Co-founder of `' and a proud undergrad in International Relations, University of Chittagong. Passionate in Writing and Public Speaking, he is engaged with several Voluntary Organizations like `Active Citizens ',The hunger project Bangladesh. He was also an Executive member of Chittagong University Model United Nations Association. Skilled in South Asian Geo-politics, he has a huge interest in Religious history, Ethnicity and Culture.
Marta Rodrigues
Marta Rodrigues is a human rights activist, a traveler, and a writer. She is currently working as an intern at the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) in São Tomé and Principe. Marta has a Master’s in Human Rights and Democratization from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization in Venice, and wrote her thesis in Poland, under the topic “A Lame attempt or a Conscientious Commitment? What is the Future of CSR and what Role should the EU play in that Process?” Her main areas of interests are, business and human rights, sustainable development, international cooperation for development, social entrepreneurship and project management.
Farhana Eirin
Farhana Eirin is an undergraduate student in Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) studying Electrical Electronics and communication Engineering. She is a pioneer writer in Science and Technology and regular contributor of 10 minute school blog. Her area of interest is science and technology, Astronomy and Electronics.
Misti Sarkar
Misti Sarkar is a student of class 12. She is a humanities student. Other than her studies she also dedicates her time in writing. She is very passionate about writing and showcasing her ideas to the world. She is also a poet. She had started exploring writing to present her ideas more clearly. She aims at showing the image of the present society to the people.
Katarina Krajcirovicova
Although she is originally from Slovakia, Katarina Krajcirovicova completed her university education in Great Britain. Firstly, Katarina studied at the University of St Andrews where she developed a great interest in International Relations and Social Anthropology. Later, she obtained her Master´s degree at SOAS University of London. To combine her passion for mentioned subjects as well as focus I on specific problems, Katarina obtained her degree in Gender Studies and Law. For this reason, Katarina is a passionate writer and researcher interested in understudied subjects, concentrated on gender, race, popular culture and environment.
Shuva Das
Campus Ambassador
Shuva Das is a proud undergrad student of the Department of International Relations at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Dhaka. He is a prominent novice writer in various newspapers of Bangladesh. His write-up on International Relations appears in several English-language newspapers of Bangladesh.
Arman Hossain
Executive Editor

Md Arman Hossain, Currently studying the undergraduate degree in International Relations at the University of Chittagong. Founded an organization for educating deprived street children named 'NOGOR-ALO' and worked as a volunteer in various organisations such as 'Campaign RED, Chittagong University Model United Nations Associations (CUMUNA). Coordinated the most successful research on the 'Human Rights Violation of tea pluckers in Chittagong'.  His area of interest is Contemporary Dynamic World Order, Democratic Behavior of the States, International Human Rights and Strategic Foreign Policies.

Elvita Mertins
Senior Writer

Elvita Mertins has a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Queen Mary University of London, UK. She is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Her areas of interests include evidence-based poverty alleviation strategies and aid programming initiatives in the Global South with special emphasis on gender. Her interests also are human rights development processes in the Global South, particularly LGBTQ, women’s and children’s rights.

Noé Noé Michalon

An Oxford graduate in African Studies, Noé Michalon is a journalist for Africa Energy Intelligence. He studied African Studies and Journalism in Sciences Po (Paris, France) and worked in Uganda and Ivory Coast