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Date: 8th - 11th January, 2016

Venue: Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Plot 16 Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Link to Event Programme

The Gobeshona Conference for Research on Climate Change in Bangladesh is an annual conference that showcases research on climate change in Bangladesh. The conference provides the opportunity for international and multi-stakeholder participants to engage with a wide range of Bangladesh-specific climate change research. The second annual conference was held on 08-11 January 2016 at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

Conference Proceedings

Gobeshona Conference Presentations

Day 1

Plenary 1: National Adaptation Planning

1. Mohammed Faruque Uddin: CBOs and Community Adaptation under Catastrophic Events
2. Eliza Drury: Leveraging Geographic Vulnerability Analysis in National Adaptation Planning

Parallel 1: Climate Change and Livelihood

1. Sonia Ferdous Hoque:Vulnerability and poverty dynamics
2. Munirul Islam:Livelihood Security in Changing Climate
3. Istiakh Ahmed: Photo film by Gibika
4. Farzana Rahman:Climatic Shocks on Local Market System
5. Md. Ashiqur Rahman: Governance matters: Climate change, corruption and livelihoods in Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)

Parallel 2: Climate Change and Gender

1. Nazzina Mohsin: Understanding the roles of women members in union disaster management committees in Bangladesh
2. Md. Ehsanul Hoque: Perception and adaptation need assessment of the foothill dwelling women of Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)
3.Amy Mac Mahon: Gender relations and climate change adaptation in Bagerhat
4. Eshrat Sharmen Akand: Climate change impacts on women and gender responsive adaptation in Bangladesh

Parallel 3: Climate Change and Modelling

1. Animesh Kumar Gain:Impact of climate change and upstream development on water security in Bangladesh
2. Shammi Haque:Future Changes of Flash Flood in the North East Region of Bangladesh using HEC-HMS Modeling
3. Ali Shafqat Akanda:Understanding hydroclimatic extremes over Bangladesh with new gridded products and daily bias correction of CMIP5 regional climate projections
4. Dewan Abdul Quadir:Recent changes in temperature and rainfall trends and variability over Bangladesh

Plenary 2: Coastal Zone

1. Dr. Anjan Kumer Dev Roy:An investigation into the major environment and climate change policy issues in southwest coastal Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)
2. Pronab Kumar Halder:Implication of water resources for seasonal shifting of livelihoods of the South-eastern coastal island population in Bangladesh
3. Syed Hafizur Rahman and Muhammed Atikul Haque: Stocktaking and assessment of adapted technologies related to water use in coastal areas of Bangladesh
4. Md. Hafiz Iqbal: Impacts of land transformation from crop farms to shrimp ponds in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)

Day 2

Plenary 3: Climate Change and Migration

1. Rohan Thakker: Climate change, climate justice, human rights and India. (NOT PRESENTED)
2. Zakia Naznin:Climate Change_Migration_Gender_Gobeshona Conf
3. Khan Ashfaqur Rahman: Assessing climate change, environmental degradation and the migration nexus in South Asia

Parallel 4: Local Adaptation Planning

1. Timothy J. Finan: The effective use of climate services in building local level resilience: The IRAP project in Bangladesh
2. Nabir Mamnun: Exploring the knowledge systems that support adaptive governance in northeast Bangladesh
3. Shekhar Kanti Ray: Local Adaptation Plan: Perspectives and ownership of the community

Parallel 5: Disaster Risk Reduction

1. Bayes Ahmed: From Landslide Hazard Assessment to Early Warning System: A Case Study of Chittagong Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh
2. Ishrar Tabassum: Vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms
3. Junanjina Ahmed: Investigating barriers to community involvement in DRR
4. Md. Shafiqul Islam: Use of local knowledge systems in drought prediction and weather extreme management.

Parallel 6: Climate Change and Health

1. Khurshid Jahan: Impact of climate change on suitable aquifers for drinking water supply and agricultural water use in southwest coastal areas
2. Sudipta Adhikary: A multivariate approach to assessing district level health vulnerability considering high end climate change in Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)
3. Salima Sultana Daisy: A review of cholera dynamics due to climatic variables and modeling
4. Gourab Adhikary: Impacts of saline water on reproductive health in coastal Bangladesh

Parallel 7: Water, Sanitation and Health

1. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman: Potential impacts of climate variability and change on waterborne diseases in Bangladesh
2. Anwar Zahid: Prospects of low-cost recharge tanks to augment safe water availability by very shallow hand tubewells in the arsenic and saline-prone coastal delta of Bangladesh
3. Dr. Mohammod Lutful Kabir: Climate Finance in WASH: Harnessing the possibilities through Mitigation

Parallel 8: Waste Management

1. Hasin Jahan: Faecal sludge management– a 2nd generation sanitation problem
2. Zaber Ahmed: Reuse of industrial waste water in the construction sector and its impact on concrete structures (NOT PRESENTED)
3. Shamrita Zaman: Determination of the degradation rate of a selected organic waste mixed with compost
4. Md. Arif Chowdhury: A solid waste management scenario and people’s perceptions of environmental and health impacts: A case study on Raipura, Narsingdi

Plenary 4: Loss and Damage

Keynote by Mizan R. Khan: Paris outcome on Loss and Damage
1. S. M. Saify Iqbal, Monjurul Ahsan and M. Hafijul Islam Khan: Understanding non-economic loss and damage resulting from climate change: Contexts of damage to ecology and biodiversity and wetland management in Bangladesh
2. Md. Kamrul Islam: Spatio-temporal assessment of ecological disturbance and its impact on the environment in cyclone prone coastal areas of Bangladesh. (NOT PRESENTED)
3. Md. Gulam Kibria and Dr. M. Shah Alam Khan: Loss and damage due to a cyclonic event: A case study on cyclone Aila. (NOT PRESENTED)

Day 3

Plenary 5: Political Economy and Finance

Keynote by Md. Shamsudoha: Political Economy of Climate Finance: Experiences form PPCR
1. Mir Rabiul Islam, Valerie Ingham, John Hicks, Ian Manock, Richard Sappey and Sultana Dilara: A ‘production model’ of community disaster resilience and psycho-social recovery: Application to flooding in rural Bangladesh from an economics perspective
2. Nazneen Islam Khan: Climate finance at the local government level in Bangladesh

Parallel 9: Natural Resource Management

1. Hasan M. Abdullah: Natural salforest cover monitoring in Modhupur, Bangladesh by using Temporal Landsat Imagery during 1972-2015
2. Md. Emdad Hossain: Exploring a traditional farming approach for climate resilient production in southern Bangladesh
3. T. A. Robin: Mega water development projects and their impact on crop productivity in southwest Bangladesh
4. Anjan Kumer Dev Roy: Local community attitudes towards mangrove forest conservation: Lessons from Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)

Parallel 10: Renewable Energy

1. Dhiman Sen: Household energy consumption patternsin Hathazari, Chittagong
2. Muhammad Abdur Rahaman: Biogas and bio-fertilizer as effective means of renewable energy, GHG reduction, food security and women empowerment
3. Zaima Tasneem: Design and implementation of solar powered induction cooking systems to reduce carbon emissions and health hazards
4. Sajib Chakraborti: Design and implementation of solar power systems in fishing trawlers

Parallel 11: Ecosystem Resilience

1. Wali Uz-Zaman: Impacts of resource use on forest life and the deer population of the Sundarbans (NOT PRESENTED)
2. Ajwad Alam: Ecosystem resilience from deforestation and climate change
3. Shahzia M Khan and Md. Shams Uddin: Building climate change resilience for ecosystems

Parallel 12: Adaptation Technology

1. Muhammad Manjurul Karim: Adaptation through application of potential Azotobacterspp. as biofertilizer in coastal agriculture in Bangladesh under changing climate conditions
2. Mohammad Mahfujul Haque: Integrated Floating Cage Aquageoponics Systems (IFCAS): Technological potential for adaptation to flooding in climate change
3. Md. Jaman Sharif: A new effective model of rainwater harvesting systems
4. Nuzhat Imam: Potentials and challenges of using ICTs for climate change adaptation: A study of vulnerable communities in ‘Char’ lands

Parallel 13: Mitigation

1. Faisal Ahmed: Empirical study on the relationship between human development and carbonization of economies
2. Mohiuddin Al Faroque: Impact of biochar amendments on the germination rate and initial seedling growth of Swieteniamahagoni and Albizialebb (NOT PRESENTED)
3. Shanjida Easmin Nupur, Sudipto Bosu and Sami Towsif Khan: Impacts of climate change on groundwater depletion and mitigation options
4. Abdullah Hasan Safir: Be clean, go green: A two in one sustainable solution to fight against climate change

Plenary 6: Urbanization

1. Sarder Shafiqul Alam, A. T. M. Jahangir Alam and Sowmen Rahman: Urban climate resilience, water and sanitation: Improving multi-stakeholder collaboration in Dhaka, Bangladesh
2. Sarder Shafiqul Alam on behalf of M. Aminul Islam: Prospects and problems of promoting low carbon urban development in Bangladesh
3. A. S. M. Riyad Hassan Gourab: Climate change resilience in urban areas: the current story of Bangladesh (NOT PRESENTED)
4. Michael Chew: Images of hope and change: Participatory visual approaches to North-South dialogue in urban climate resilience

Day 4: Science and Policy Dialogue

Session 1: International Experiences

Session 2: National Climate Planning

Keynote by Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya: Agenda 2030 and climate issues: Implications for national planning

Session 3: After Paris

Keynote by Dr. Nurul Quadir: After Paris

Session 4: Climate Finance

Keynote by Prof. Timmons Roberts: Monitoring and reporting climate finance

Discussant Arif M. Faisal: Channeling climate change fund to LGI’s of Bangladesh

Concluding Session

Summary by Dr. Saleemul Huq: Conference Summary

Keynote by Prof. Timmons Roberts: The unfinished agenda of the Paris climate talks: climate finance

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