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Dr. Sajjad earned his Ph.D. from the Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre at the City University of Hong Kong. He was a visiting scholar at Princeton University USA for one year (2018-19). He earned his Master's from Xiamen University, China under a fully-funded CSC Scholarship.  He works on the frontiers of interdisciplinary climate research to explore the risk-resilience-sustainability nexus using geospatial data science approaches (e.g., spatial statistical modeling, machine learning, geo-visualization/analytics). Dr. Sajjad is a dedicated person in the field of geospatial technologies (RS, GIS, Online mapping, etc.), and their application to Environmental, Public Health, Urban Planning/Design, and interdisciplinary Climate Science. He also works on Nature-based solutions for resilience building using GI-Science. One of his core areas of work includes developing integrated spatial frameworks to provide sustainable and resilient solutions. Looking forward, Dr. SAJJAD is determined to provide solutions to risk and resilience-related challenges faced by urban areas under Global Environmental Changes using coupled location intelligence (geospatial modeling), AI, and Machine Learning-based approaches for long-term sustainability.

Consultancy Services

  • Science-based Research and Reporting from Geographical Perspectives
  • Current and Future Climate Risk Assessment (Floods, Typhoons, Droughts, Sea Level Rise)
  • Physical Climate Risk Reporting
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and ESG
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Spatial Business Analysis (Network, Service Area, Site Suitability, Incident Mapping, Land Management, etc.)

Research Interests

  • Risk-Resilience-Sustainability Nexus
  • Geographies of Natural Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Resilience
  • Spatial Data Science, Machine Learning & Geo-AI
  • Modelling Coupled Environmental & Urban Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Climate Studies using RS&GIS
  • Nature-Based-Solutions (NBS) for Risk Mitigation & Adaptation

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, City University of Hong Kong

1 Sept 20175 Oct 2021

Award Date: 5 Oct 2020

Master, Xiamen University

1 Sept 201531 Jul 2017

Award Date: 31 Jul 2017


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