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dr. ainun nishatBartaBangla Desk :: BRAC Research & Evaluation Division (RED) has organised a seminar on Pro-poor Resource Governance under Changing Climate on May 28, 2013. The research findings were presented by Sifat- E- Rabbi, Md Mahbubur Rahman from BRAC RED and Judith Rosendahl from Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany. Dr Mahabub Hossain, Executive Director, BRAC, had presided over the workshop. Dr. Mihir Kanti Majumder, Former Secretary, Rural Development and Cooperatives Division, MoLGRD & C addressed the workshop as Guest of Honour. Dr WMH Jaim, Director of the Research and Evaluation Division BRAC and Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, Project Co-ordinating Director, CDSP, were also present.

The study has been conducted in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany, supported by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as a part of a larger research endeavour in six countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ecuador and India).

The study has been conducted in the Subarnachor and the Hatiya upazila of Noakhali district effective from January-March, 2013.

The study finding gives a vent for Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) target group members in regard to their perception, understanding and adaptation for the impacts of climate change and land governance. The study elucidates that poor settlers in the char lands of Noakhali districts lives under extreme uncertainty for their livelihood caused by the perennial natural hazards. The major study findings envisages that char land people perceives the climate change and have clear perception on the impacts of it on temperature, rainfall and frequency and intensity of storms. However, ‘Climate Change’ has been a completely new term which is yet to be known to the respondents, especially women.

The study expected that the findings will help the policy makers and implementers especially the civil societies along with government personnel to take fruitful initiative for the most vulnerable poor, deprived, powerless and landless char dwellers under changing climate.

Programme staffs, especially from BRAC WASH, DECC, Agriculture, HRLS, IDP, CDSP IV as well as researchers from RED have attended the seminar and contributed in the discussion.


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