Bishawjit Mallick

Livelihood diversification as key to long-term non-migration: evidence from coastal Bangladesh

Abstract Understanding how livelihood diversification contributes to long-term non-migration decisions of people at risks is innovative and timely in the context of future climate change adaptation planning. This study particularly examines this question and explores how and to what extent livelihood diversification in the face of climate change can support long-term non-migration for people living.. Read More


Cyclone-induced migration in Southwest coastal Bangladesh

This research investigates the relationship between disasters, migration and resulting social change in coastal Bangladesh. The focus is on individual household’s adaptation strategies in the aftermath of cyclone events. Migration is understood here in the aftermath context of Cyclone Sidr 2007 and Cyclone Aila as the temporary or even permanent migration of at least one.. Read More

Introduction and State-of-the-Art

Almost every year the people in Bangladesh face floods and cyclones that occa-sionally reach disastrous proportion. Bangladeshis have become used to living with such risks, yet their coping capacities are often stretched to the limits. At the same time, slower processes like riverbank erosion, increasing soil salinity, and changing rainfall patterns challenge people’s adaptive capacities.. Read More


Environment, Migration and Adaptation Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the climate change discourse is in full swing. The nation might even be considered as one of the most prominent ‘test cases’ for climate change adaptation. Science has an important role to play in this process. Innumerous scholars are contributing vividly to an enhanced understanding of the environmental, social, economic and political changes.. Read More

Cyclone shelters and their locational suitability: an empirical analysis from coastal Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the poorest and the most disaster-prone countries in Asia; it is important, therefore, to know how its disaster reduction strategies are organised and planned. Cyclone shelters comprise a widely acceptable form of infrastructural support for disaster management in Bangladesh. This paper attempts to analyse empirically their use during cyclones in a.. Read More

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Population displacement after cyclone and its consequences: empirical evidence from coastal Bangladesh

This study investigates the disaster-induced population displacement scenario at individual household level in Bangladesh. ‘Population displacement’ is seen here as an alternative adaptation option to natural hazard for the survivors after cyclone Aila. The changes both in origin and destination community due to population displacement are described here on the basis of social ‘inclusion’ and.. Read More

Social vulnerability analysis for sustainable disaster mitigation planning in coastal Bangladesh

Purpose – The opportunities and potentials of the coastal zone all over the world have not received much attention, and also the disaster mitigation approaches are seen as a curative measure rather than protective, both of which raise questions about sustainable coastal belt planning and development. What is needed is a multidisciplinary approach to tackle.. Read More

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Coastal livelihood and physical infrastructure in Bangladesh after cyclone Aila

This paper aimed at to explore the consequences of cyclone victims due to unavailability of infrastructural supports and to prop up the recognition that the infrastructure has a vital role to play in societies’ resilience during catastrophic situation. The paper begins with a review of the science regarding climate change impact and cyclone disaster in.. Read More