Webinar titled ‘Climate Change Vulnerability and Local Adaptation Strategies in Bangladesh’ Held at BUP
Dhaka, 02 May 2021: The Department of Disaster & Human Security Management (DHSM) of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) arranged a webinar titled ‘Climate Change Vulnerability and Local Adaptation Strategies in Bangladesh’ on 02 May 2021.
Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman, MP joined the webinar as the chief guest while BUP VC Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman, SGP, SUP, ndc, psc joined as the special guest. BUP Pro-VC Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder, Ph.D joined the webinar as the guest of honor and Professor Dr. Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, BRAC University presented the keynote paper. Brigadier General A.K.M. Iqbal Azim, ndc, psc, G+, PhD., Dean, FASS moderated the webinar.
The speaker stated in the webinar that South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world to climate change impacts. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in this high-risk list. Melting Himalayas to the north, sending ever more unpredictable river-flow through the country, squeezed against the real potential of a rising Bay of Bengal to the south, causing the rise of the sea level, weather and climate pattern change, extreme heat, drought, flood and cyclonic events which have a significant impact on human health. The speakers mentioned that for these reasons, local adaptation strategies should be given priority to improve the present condition. The initiative includes community-based disaster preparedness, disaster-resilient habitat in cyclone-prone areas, floating garden approach, risk reduction training, research, and awareness program. Thus, mainstreaming climate change by incorporating it into all sectors like education, training, policies, development projects, etc. thus could make us resilient to climate change induces hazards and the good part is Bangladesh is heading towards becoming a role model.
Among others, BUP high officials, faculty members and students also attended the webinar.