Syed Mahbubul Alam a public health and environment policy expert and working on policy advocacy for more than 17 years. He founder of Center for Law and Policy Affairs, a policy advocacy and research-based organization. Throughout his career, he has supported and led tobacco control law and policy development. He served as a legal expert of tobacco and policy drafting committee of Ministry of Healy and Family Welfare of Bangladesh.
Mr. Alam was director at WBB Trust a policy advocacy organization, where he was also deeply involved to analysis, prepared recommendation and capacity building of CSOs on Urbanization, Transportation, Child and Women Rights, Water and Economic and Social Justice related law and Policy. Some of the key achievements of those contributions are incorporate environmental protection and conservation in the constitution of Bangladesh; emphasize prevention in the health policy, Multimodal Transport Policy, Amendment of Environment Court Act, enact Women Policy, enact Child Act, the establishment of National Tobacco Control Cell, separate Ministry for Railway etc.
He has played a vital role to establish serval civil society organizations those are Save the Environment Movement, Bangladesh poribesh andolon (bapa), Sustainable Development Network of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance, Health Movement, and Framework Convention Alliance. Since 2007 to 2014 he served as secretary of the Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance, a network of 700 grassroots NGOs.
Since 2015 he is working as a Technical Advisor of The Union of Bangladesh, his role to advise and support Govt. and NGOs to implement tobacco control law under the Bloomberg initiative.
He has been regularly writing articles in newspapers, on Public Health, Environment, Child and Women Rights, and others legal issues. He also co-writer of different publications and his article/abstract has also been published different international journals.
He holds an LLM from World University of Bangladesh, and an advocateship from Bangladesh Bar Council. He also received Global leadership in Tobacco Control Course from John Hopkins School of Public Health and Advocacy training from Advocacy Institute.