The aims of the Gibika (Livelihoods) project are to advance a scientific understanding of livelihood resilience in Bangladesh, and to apply scientific conclusions towards community-led solutions (projects in the communities) that improve the living conditions of vulnerable people. When livelihood systems are not resilient, environmental shocks can have long-term impacts on human well-being and development.. Read More

Climate change adaptation to flooding in the low income urban settlements of the Least Developed Countries: A case of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the fastest growing megacities in the world. It is highly susceptible to flooding because of its physical setting. Regardless of all the uncertainties about the future climate change, it is certain that the impact of climate change will be exacerbated in a least developed country like Bangladesh.. Read More


Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Implications for Water Resource and Agriculture in Bangladesh

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Many extreme weather events including intense floods, droughts, and storms are already felt and are likely to be continued In Bangladesh with time. Such kind of increased occurrences of extreme weather events have drawn enormous attention of the climate researchers as well as public with a question that whether or not such extreme events are.. Read More

Designing Weather Index-Based, Micro-Saving Insurance Products for Maize Farmers in Southern Bangladesh

The main objective of this preparatory research is to develop a micro-saving insurance product by combining a weather index-based insurance contract with a savings account. Maize (Zea mays L.) production risk in the coastal area of Bangladesh is chosen as the context for the study. Maize is Bangladesh most rapidly expanding cereal crop, with the.. Read More


The discursive promotion of climate-related migration. A case study for featuring the Bangladesh’s climate diplomacy

This PhD research in International Relations aims at analyzing and highlighting key components of the Bangladesh’s climate diplomacy, through a study of how climate migration is addressed by a diversity of actors – experts, policymakers, NGOs, donors etc. – and integrated in the Bangladesh diplomatic discourse within UNFCCC negotiations and other international forums. It is.. Read More

Global Environment Change and Sustainable Development: Needs of the LDCs

The research is a synthesis of works on the climate extreme issues viz. drought, flood, coastal and marine ecosystem in the Asian LDCs and SIDs and also to find out the research gaps especially of traditional and indigenous knowledge for a long term sustainable development. There are five components of the research: Barriers of climate.. Read More


DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA)

This 4.75-year (Feb 2014 Oct 2018) to interdisciplinary project is funded under the CARIAA program of IDRC-Canada and DFID- UK, with IWFM collaborating with partners from UK, Egypt, Ghana and India as the Lead Partner from Bangladesh. The project aims to examine how people are adapting to the physical effects of climate change, such as.. Read More