Waste Concern

United Nation’s ‘Race Against Poverty Award’ 2002

Received Poverty Eradication Award in 2002 from UNITED NATIONS, New York, USA (Left to Right- Mark Mallock Brown, Representative of UNDP, Iftekhar Enayetullah, Abu Hasnat Md. Maqsood Sinha and Kofi Annan   The UN Development Programme (UNDP) commemorated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2002 with the resentation of the ‘Race Against Poverty’ […]

Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and Daily Star Outstanding Professional Award 2003

Abu Hasnat Md. Maqsood Sinha and Iftekhar Enayetullah, Co-founders of Waste Concern received the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) Award & The Daily Star Outstanding Professional Award 2003 from the President of IEB. Co-founders of Waste Concern are seen with Mr. Quamrul Islam Siddique, President of IEB (sitting 3rd from left) and Md. Abdul Hamid, […]

Waste Concern Honored by “The Purpose Economy” August 2, 2016

H. Md. Maqsood Sinha  &  Iftekhar  Enayetullah Waste Concern, Bangladesh Co-founders of Waste Concern, Bangladesh are included in the list of 100 Asian pioneers of purpose economy for turning waste into an environmentally responsible fertilizer. Waste Concern is solving three major problems, waste management problem in the urban areas of Bangladesh, depletion of organic matter […]


August 2, 2014 Waste Concern was awarded Best Community and Private Initiative Award in Clean Dhaka Ward Contest in 2009 by DCC. Waste Concern has received this award for its work in Mirpur area of Dhaka city. It may be mentioned here that Waste Concern has been working in the Mirpur section-2 since 1994 and […]

Waste Concern Receives ‘Best Urban Practices’ Award February 2, 2012

During the First Session of the Event Organized by Bangladesh Urban Forum (BUF) in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 5-7, 2011 Bangladesh Urban Forum (BUF) is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) with support from leading stakeholders of the urban sector in a bid to designing a broad base action plan, and to develop consensus […]

Waste Concern Receives Environment Award 2007

The Department of Environment (DoE) under the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has awarded Waste Concern with Environment Award 2007 in the category of Research and Development of Innovative Technologies and its Applications. This is the first-ever Environment Award introduced by the Government of Bangladesh for out standing contribution […]

Waste Concern Receives Global Tech Museum Award 2003

“Two Bangladeshi Honored  As Tech Laureates In Prestigious Global 2003 Tech Museum Awards Competition For Applying Technology To Improve Quality Of Life Around The World” Iftekhar Enayetullah and Abu Hasnat Md. Maqsood Sinha, Co-founders of Waste Concern receiving Tech Museum Award from Paul S. Otellini, President and Chief Operating Officer of Intel, USA In October […]

Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs 2003

Maqsood Sinha, Waste Concern, BANGLADESH Iftekhar Enayetullah, Waste Concern, BANGLADESH Sinha, born and raised in Dhaka, is an urban planner-architect. Enayetullah, also from Bangladesh, is a civil engineer-urban planner. The pair met while completing their separate graduate research on urban waste management and decided to work together to develop programs in this area. Initially, the two […]

ASHOKA Fellowship for the year 2000

ASHOKA INNOVATORS FOR THE PUBLIC, USA Maqsood and Iftekhar Enayetullah are tackling urban waste disposal by developing a network of decentralized, financially self-sufficient composting centers adapted to Bangladeshi conditions. Note: This profile was prepared at the time when A. H. Md. Maqsood Sinha was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000. Ashoka Fellowship for the year […]