Assessing the livelihood of slum dwellers in Dhaka city

The present study was an attempt to determine the factors affecting the livelihood of the socioeconomic improvement of migrants and to analyze the causes of rural-urban migration in slum areas. Slum areas have no available formal education facilities and slum people were found to be engaged in rickshaw pulling, day labourer, petty business, small job.. Read More

Climate change and flow of environmental displacement in Bangladesh

This study depicts environmental displacement with the premise of increased frequency of natural disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change. Bangladesh is already experiencing recurrent floods, severe cyclones, water logging, salinity intrusions, droughts and river bank erosion which induce mass population displacement. There is no generally agreed definition and scientifically developed methodology to estimate.. Read More


Reducing Risk through Environment in Recovery Operations

Increasing attention is being paid to the importance attached to environmental issues in recovery operations and the new challenges climate change will pose to communities already vulnerable to natural hazards. The purpose of this paper is to provide an introductory review of the current status of recovery operations in terms of integrating environment and long-term.. Read More

An Evaluation of Increasing Building Height in Respect of Thermal Climate in a High Density City in South Asia Using Numerical Modeling

In this paper, the influence of building height on the thermal climate in urban canyons is discussed. The investigation was carried out using a three-dimensional numerical model with high spatial and temporal resolution that simulated the microclimatic changes in urban environments. Model calculations were performed for a typical summer day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city.. Read More

Effects of local climate variability on transmission dynamics of cholera in Matlab, Bangladesh

Cholera is considered as a model for climate-related infectious diseases. In Bangladesh, cholera epidemics occur during summer and winter seasons, but it is not known how climate variability influences the seasonality of cholera. Therefore, the variability pattern of cholera events was studied in relation to the variation in local climate variables in Matlab, Bangladesh. Classification.. Read More

Policies for low carbon growth

The paper presents a review of low carbon growth policies in two high-income (UK and Germany), five middle-income (China, India, Mexico, Guyana and Nigeria) and two low-income countries (Bangladesh and Ethiopia). The challenge of policies across countries is structured in six main components: finance for mitigation and adaptation; human capital; technological progress in energy, infrastructure.. Read More


Calculation of bright roof-tops for solar PV applications in Dhaka Megacity, Bangladesh

Bangladesh has already been known as the country of power crisis. Although the country’s electricity generation capacity is 4275 MW, around 3000–3500 MW of electricity can be generated against the demand of more than 5000 MW. The country’s power is being generated mostly with conventional fuel (82% indigenous natural gas, 9% imported oil, 5% coal).. Read More

Household rice expenditure and maternal and child nutritional status in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, poor rural families often deal with high food costs by purchasing primarily rice. Our objective was to characterize the relationship between household expenditure on rice and nonrice foods with maternal and child malnutrition. Food expenditure data and anthropometry were obtained in a population-based sample of 304,856 households in the Bangladesh Nutrition Surveillance Project,.. Read More

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Homestead agroforestry: a potential resource in Bangladesh

Homestead, the home and adjacent grounds occupied by a family, is the potential production area in Bangladesh, especially for the resource poor group. Homestead production system, which is popularly called homestead agroforestry or home gardening (the integrated production of crops, trees, and/or livestock in the household’s residence and its surrounding areas), has been playing an.. Read More

Nutrients (N, P and K) dynamics associated with the leaf litter of two agroforestry tree species of Bangladesh

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Dehnh.) and Swietenia macrophylla (King.) are not native to Bangladesh, but they are widely used in agroforestry practices for their commercial values. Selection of tree species with efficient return of nutrients is a vital challenge in agroforestry practices to maintain the soil fertility for sustainable crop production. Therefore, a comparative study was conducted.. Read More