Community/Local Stakeholder’s Consultation at Purba Chatnai, Dimla
6 January 2016 - 6 January 2016, at Purba Chatnai, Dimla, Nilphamari, Bangladesh
Contact Person: Zakia Naznin
Type: Workshop

The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is organizing a community/local stakeholders’ consultation in Nilphamari, Bangladesh in the frame of HI-AWARE Research Component 2 (“socio-economic, governance and gender drivers and conditions leading to climate vulnerability”) on 6 January 2016.

The objectives of the consultation are as follows:

  • Orientation and awareness about climate change impacts, socio-economic drivers/conditions leading to vulnerability and research activities of the HI-AWARE project;
  • Sharing key findings from the participatory assessment and getting feedback and reflections from the community and local stakeholders; and
  • Learning more about local innovation and adaptation from the actors and stakeholders.



Sessions and Objectives

Responsibility and Methods/materials


Opening session to set the scene and tone

Welcome note

Speech by the Chairman of the UP

Overview of the Hi-AWARE project;  Importance and Approach of the Participatory Assessment of Socio-economic Drivers and Conditions

Dr. Md. Abu Syed, Fellow of BCAS


Tea Break and Health Break


10:30-12: 30

Sharing of the Key Findings and getting participatory reflections

Presentation on Geophysical Conditions and Climate Stress

Tanzina Dilshad using 2-3 large posters; display of products of participatory exercise

Socio-economic Conditions and Drivers (Population, occupation, economic class/categories, poverty, gender inequity and marginalization/exclusion) of the two villages

Zakia Naznin  using 3-4 large posters


Level of vulnerability by sectors and social categories with multiple socio-economic drivers and stressors

Md. Arfanuzzaman using 2-3 large posters


Adaptation Needs and priorities by social categories (mainly of the poor, women and excluded groups) considering their gender needs and interest

Zakia Naznin  using 2-3 large posters


Group work and reflections on Local Adaptation and Innovation by sectors: Water, agriculture, Health, Housing and DRR etc.

NGOs, UP Members and Community leaders


Concluding (drawing learning, appreciation of the participation, contribution and ownership by the community; and scope of future collaboration in the project site) and lunch

Remarks by the Chair and Dr. Md. Abu Syed, Fellow BCAS