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HI-AWARE Stakeholders Consultation Workshop in Rangpur, Bangladesh
7 January 2016 - 7 January 2016, at The Begum Rokeya Auditorium, RDRS Campus, Rangpur, Bangladesh
Contact Person: Nabir Mamnun
Type: Workshop

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:

  1. To prioritize key issues as understood from scientific and policy perspectives in the climate change adaptation context;
  2. To identify key actors and their interests and roles in each of the prioritized issues;
  3. To identify key stakeholders who the HI-AWARE team could engage with to varying degrees to influence policy and practice.

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

 Time  Activity
 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