A Centre for Sustainability and Innovation seminar by Dr Niaz Ahmed Khan (International Union for Conservation of Nature, Bangladesh) on Wednesday 9 June at 4:30pm in MB 404A.
This presentation offers an overview of the key Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and Climate change (CC)-related programme and policy interventions in Bangladesh. It sets the stage by reviewing the conceptual links between DRR and CC, and presenting some examples and manifestations of CC and CC-induced disasters in the country. The policy and practice of DRR and adaptation interventions are then summarized. Some food for thought for more effective interventions and better integration of DRR and CC adaptation measures are tabled by way of conclusion.
Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan joined IUCN Bangladesh as Country Representative in August 2009. Educated and trained in the Universities of Wales, Lampeter and Oxford, Dr. Khan has been a Professor of Development Studies at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh prior to joining IUCN. His other former positions include: Senior Program Coordinator, CHTDF, UNDP-Bangladesh, Professor of Public Administration at University of Chittagong, Senior South Asian Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, and Asia Fellow, AIT, Bangkok. He has extensive experience in project development and management, in both regular and consulting capacities for such organizations as UNDP, ADB, DANIDA, USAID/ARD, IUCN, SCD, IRG, CARE, ICIMOD and various government agencies in the UK and Bangladesh in the fields of rural and social/policy dynamics of environmental management, community based natural resource management, monitoring, evaluation, participatory and institutional development. He has contributed some 150 articles in refereed journals and books, and brings a good mix of both technical management and academic skills to IUCN Bangladesh.
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