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Sohara Mehroze Shachi

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sohara Mehroze Shachi is a Bangladeshi freelance environmental journalist and development professional. A graduate of Yale University, Sohara is currently pursuing a masters in environmental change management at the University of Oxford. Her journalistic work has appeared in Reuters, Deutsche Welle, Undark magazine, as well as Bangladesh's leading English newspapers - Dhaka Tribune and the Daily Star. One of Sohara's pieces was included as reading material for a Harvard Kennedy school course on climate change, and her work for Undark's "Breathless" series on air pollution was a recipient of NICHM's 2019 digital media journalism award. For her feature stories, she has conducted extensive field work in Bangladesh, ranging from the Chittagong hill tracts region where she reported on climate change induced crop failure, to the Rohingya refugee camps where she reported on environmental degradation and reproductive health. Sohara has also covered various international conferences, including World Economic Forum's Davos in 2017, the United Nations' General Assembly in 2018 and the International Climate Conference COP in 2015, 2016 and 2019. For her work, she was selected as an Asia Foundation Development fellow in 2019, an Acumen fellow and an Atlantic Council Millennium fellow in 2020. She is the first Bangladeshi winner of Singapore Environment Council's (SEC) Asian Young Environmental Journalist of the Year Award.  

Sohara Mehroze Shachi

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sohara Mehroze Shachi is a Bangladeshi freelance environmental journalist and development professional. A graduate of Yale University, Sohara is currently pursuing a masters in environmental change management at the University of Oxford. Her journalistic work has appeared in Reuters, Deutsche Welle, Undark magazine, as well as Bangladesh's leading English newspapers - Dhaka Tribune and the Daily Star. One of Sohara's pieces was included as reading material for a Harvard Kennedy school course on climate change, and her work for Undark's "Breathless" series on air pollution was a recipient of NICHM's 2019 digital media journalism award. For her feature stories, she has conducted extensive field work in Bangladesh, ranging from the Chittagong hill tracts region where she reported on climate change induced crop failure, to the Rohingya refugee camps where she reported on environmental degradation and reproductive health. Sohara has also covered various international conferences, including World Economic Forum's Davos in 2017, the United Nations' General Assembly in 2018 and the International Climate Conference COP in 2015, 2016 and 2019. For her work, she was selected as an Asia Foundation Development fellow in 2019, an Acumen fellow and an Atlantic Council Millennium fellow in 2020. She is the first Bangladeshi winner of Singapore Environment Council's (SEC) Asian Young Environmental Journalist of the Year Award.