Social-ecological vulnerability assessment in coastal area of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in Bangladesh

Based on existing knowledge and data, the study aims to deliver a condensed overview of storm surge floods in the coastal zone of Bangladesh and how these effect the vulnerability of the social-ecological system that are exposed to this hazard. The purpose of any vulnerability assessment is to look into the weaknesses of a system/element.. Read More

TRACKS: post normal science and climate research

The Transforming Climate Knowledge with and for Society (TRACKS) Project focuses on communities in northeast Bangladesh, where there is high uncertainty about climate variation, particularly associated with the monsoon and its impacts on the community. There are three broad objectives: 1. Achieve a robust understanding of climate variability in northeast Bangladesh and its impacts on.. Read More

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Women migrating for alternative livelihoods: stories from the Bhola slum

The research project addresses female migration from urban to rural areas against the backdrop of increased environmental stressors and losses of livelihoods. Literature on female migration highlights how migration can be both a cause and consequence of women’s empowerment. However, it can also cause greater risks and challenges for the women in question. Visiting flood.. Read More

Research and documentation of Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)

With the accelerated rate of climate change and urbanization, the coastal urban centres of low lying developing countries are receiving large number of climate–induced migrants every day. Such phenomena put extreme pressure on the scarce urban resources and also affect the utility services available such as water supply and sanitation facilities. Urban utility services under.. Read More

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Study on non-economic loss and damage in vulnerable areas

The main purpose of the study is to explore non-economic loss and damages caused by climatic stressors at the household level in the selected districts. The study will also look at the different scenarios of loss and damages in the project areas with the expectation of understanding the underlying causes, types and natures of non.. Read More

Community Based Adaptation to Environmental Health Risks in Dhaka’s Slums

My research looks at community based adaptations to environmental health risks in urban slums, melding together urban infrastructure and public health policy. I’m particularly interested in slums in Dhaka because this is where many coastal climate-induced migrants end up, where they must face new environmental health risks such as water logging and sanitation issues that.. Read More

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Assessing the impact of climate change on water resources using the loss and damage framework

This study will primarily focus on the impact of climate change on water resources using the loss and damage framework. It will further advocate on the mainstreaming of climate change into Hydro Nation policy to be developed by the Scottish Government. The main aim is to investigate how best to integrate robust ‘climate ready’ evidence.. Read More

Climate Migration and Labour in Bangladesh

As a Masters candidate (MSc in Human Ecology: Culture, Power and Sustainability) at Lund University, Sweden, I am currently based in Dhaka for the practicum portion of my degree. Working with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the research I conduct while in Bangladesh will contribute to my Masters thesis. My research.. Read More

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Narratives of Environmental Change in Bangladesh

This research uses a narrative interview approach to collect stories of environmental change from people living in Bangladesh, particularly in Bhola District. I am interested, specifically, in the rhetorical and narrative strategies that people use to make sense of environmental change in particular places and, more generally, the role that stories can play in helping.. Read More

Agrarian Futures in the Coastal Zone: A Political Ecology of Shrimp, Class and Climate Change Adaptation in Khulna

This project examines how different understandings of climate and ecological change shape development and adaptation strategies in the southwestern Khulna district. In particular, I examine the use of shrimp farming as an opportunity to address the impacts of climate change, and the way in which this strategy has transformed land, landscape, and livelihoods in the.. Read More