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Second Annual National Conference on Urban Resilience to Climate Change

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The three day long Second Annual National Conference on Urban Resilience to Climate Change has already started from 25th November 2017. The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) along with multiple other partners are organizing this national conference from 25 to 27 November 2017 at the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), Dhaka. The conference is aimed at sharing research knowledge, identifying knowledge gaps in policies and action plans, and explain ideas and options for multi-stakeholder collaboration. 

In the inaugural session, Dr. John I. Carruthers from George Washington University presented his keynote speech on “Balanced Growth in Bangladesh”. Dr. Saleemul Huq, the Director of ICCCAD mentioned that among different resilience concept, human resilience is the most important in the context of climate change.
In the Plenary session on Mayors Round Table on “The Implication of Population Growth and Urbanization for Climate Change”, mayors from various municipalities shared their good practices at their own working area. In the first parallel session hosted by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the immediate need for financing in the urban centres have been discussed and capacity building and training of the relevant stakeholders is an key issue. ICCCAD hosted one parallel session where they tried to do some out of the box thinking by making the session more interactive where audience actively participated. in the last plenary session of day one, for a sustainable city, the FSM network discussed about transforming waste into resources.


Inaugural Session

Inaugural Session

Welcome address: Sarder Shafiqul Alam, Coordinator, ICCCAD
Keynote presenter: Dr. John I. Carruthers, the George
Washington University, US
Special Guest 1: Professor M Omar Rahman, VC ,IUB
Special Guest 2: Mesbahul Islam, CEO, DNCC
Special Guest 3: H.E. Sidsel Bleken, Ambassador, Norway
Chief Guest: Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Member, PI Division,
Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning

Session Chair: Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD
Room: Auditorium

Plenary Session 1: Mayors Round Table on “The implications of population
growth and urbanization for climate change

Plenary Session 1: Mayors Round Table on “The implications of population
growth and urbanization for climate change

Host: Concern Worldwide
Room: Auditorium

Parallel Session (P1):Climate Change and major cites in Bangladesh: Urgent financing for improved resilience!

Parallel Session (P1):Climate Change and major cites in Bangladesh: Urgent financing for improved resilience!

Host: BCAS
Room: Auditorium

Parallel Session (P2): Out of the box

Parallel Session (P2): Out of the box

Host: ICCCAD
Room: Seminar room

Plenary Session 2: Transforming waste into resources: Bangladesh perspective
and prospects

Plenary Session 2: Transforming waste into resources: Bangladesh perspective
and prospects

Host: FSM Network
Room: Auditorium

Plenary Session 3: Concepts of Building Resilience and Inclusion in Bangladeshi Cites

Plenary Session 3: Concepts of Building Resilience and Inclusion in Bangladeshi Cites

Host: GIZ
Room: Auditorium

Parallel Session (P3):City Leadership and Multi-stakeholder Partnership forClimate Resilient Urban Development

Parallel Session (P3):City Leadership and Multi-stakeholder Partnership forClimate Resilient Urban Development

Host: BRAC
Room: Auditorium

Parallel Session (P4):Role of Women in Building Urban Resilience: CARE Bangladesh Experience

Parallel Session (P4):Role of Women in Building Urban Resilience: CARE Bangladesh Experience

Host: CARE Bangladesh
Room: Seminar room

Parallel Session (P5): Climate Change and Urban Woman and Children: Impacts and Implications for Adaption in Low and Middle Income Communities

Parallel Session (P5): Climate Change and Urban Woman and Children: Impacts and Implications for Adaption in Low and Middle Income Communities

Host: Awaas Sewa
Room: Seminar Room

Parallel Session (P6):Prioritizing climate change adaptation and local level resilience in cities in Bangladesh

Parallel Session (P6):Prioritizing climate change adaptation and local level resilience in cities in Bangladesh

Host: Christian Aid
Room: Auditorium

Plenary Session 6: Resilience to Climate Change and Problems to Solution

Plenary Session 6: Resilience to Climate Change and Problems to Solution

Host: ICCCAD
Room: Auditorium

Concluding Session:Summary findings and sharing plan for the next annual conference

Concluding Session:Summary findings and sharing plan for the next annual conference

Special Guests: Mayors and Country
Director of Host Organizations
Special Guest 1: Dr. Q. K. Ahmad, Chairman,
PKSF
Chief Guest: Abdul Malek, Secretary, LGRD
Ministry
Session Chair: Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director,
ICCCAD
Room: Auditorium


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