The Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies (BCAS) is organizing a HI-AWARE stakeholders consultation workshop in Rangpur, Bangladesh on January 07, 2016 under the “Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent River Basins for Improving Livelihoods”.
The workshop is a part of HI-AWARE’s stakeholder engagement strategy to put ‘research into use’ (RiU) with a focus on the Teesta floodplains in Bangladesh.
The objectives of the workshop are:
The workshop will bring together around 40 local level participants, including representatives from government agencies, local governments, community organizations, local NGOs and academic organizations.
The workshop programme is as follows
|09.30 – 10.00||Registration|
|10.00 – 10.15|| Opening address and overview of HI-AWARE
Dr. Md Abu Syed, BCAS
|10.15 – 10.30|| About the workshop
Dr. Arabinda Mishra, ICIMOD
|10.30 – 10.45|| Issues and challenges in the Teesta floodplains
Dr. Dwijen Mallick, BCAS
|10.45 – 11.00||Tea break|
|11.00 – 13.00||Breakaway groups to do stakeholder analysis issue-wise wherein the stakeholders will identify actors, interests and influencing roles, power relationships and goals (network mapping) towards addressing the identified issues and challenges|
|13.00 – 14.00||Lunch break|
|14.00 – 14.45||Presentations by groups at a plenary|
|14.45 – 15.15||Breakaway groups to identify key stakeholders who the HI-AWARE team could engage with to varying degrees to influence policy and practice|
|15.15 – 15.45||Presentations by groups at a plenary|
|15.45 – 16.00||Concluding remarks and a wrap-up followed by tea|