Date: 16th April, 2017 - 16th December, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) Plot 16 Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka
Gobeshona Young Researcher Programme (GYRP) is a series of 4 workshops aiming to improve the quality of research on climate change in Bangladesh. The young researchers are guided through a year to convert their manuscripts into journal articles according to the standard of international peer-reviewed journals. Gobeshona has finished two batches of yearlong young researcher workshop series. This year Gobeshona is planning to conduct the all the four workshops over six months and follow up the researchers on their responses to the journal reviewers’ and editors’ comments.
Gobeshona started another yearlong journey with the 3rd batch of young researchers to inspire them communicating research on climate change in Bangladesh. Nineteen selected participants attended the inaugural ceremony followed by the first workshop on research problem identification and proposal writing on the 25th of February at Hotel Asia Pacific, Baridhara. The programme was opened by Dr. Saleemul Huq the Director of ICCCAD and the workshop was facilitated by Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah, Programme Coordinator of IUCN Bangladesh.
Workshop 1: Problem Identification and Proposal Writing
The facilitator Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah clarified the purpose of the yearlong activities is publishing research to academic journals. Publishing is the most important step to outreach a research and to make research into use. We found this task very challenging for our young professionals.
Workshop 2: Research Process and Techniques
A research must bring out a new idea to contribute a bit forward in the academic world. That idea would be the entry point into a journal. Additionally Gobeshona requires each paper having distinguished relationship with climate change and development in Bangladesh. The 2nd workshop fortified the processes and techniques one should follow while writing a research paper.
Workshop 3: Analyzing, Interpreting and Quality Writing of Research Findings
Interpreting, analyzing and maintaining coherence are essential for the successful development of a research paper for reaching to a broader audience through international publication. The young researchers have made reasonable progress in drafting their manuscripts.
Workshop 4: Publishing Research
The forth workshop was conducted on 20 July 2017 with 8 participants along with the workshop facilitator Dr. Haseeb M Irfanullah and the core members of the Gobeshona team. The initiator of the workshop Dr. Saleemul Huq gave a keynote and Mr. Shahadat Hossain Shakil was the special guest on behalf of the support organization USAID.
The 3rd batch of Young Researcher Workshop wished all the young professionals the best to continue hard their research efforts. We need knowledge based evidence to resolve the policy issues towards sustainable developments. After getting published, the researcher is recommended to present the findings of the research at seminars and conferences for dissemination.
Photos and the social media
Figure7: Young researchers are participating the workshop activities
Social media outreach
— Haseeb Irfanullah (@hmirfanullah) 26 February 2017
- The workshops are conducted in weekdays
- The official language of the workshop is English
- The first two workshops are full day events and the last two workshops are half day events.
- All the workshops venue is Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
- Participants who can publish their work receive Awards from GOBESHONA.