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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.

Schedule

 Time

Sessions and Objectives

Responsibility and Methods/materials

09:00-10:00 

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

10:00-10:30 

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

12:30-13:00

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

NGOs, UP Members and Community leaders

13:00-14:00

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