11th December 2018, Anne-Laure Pilat, Saleemul Huq, Riadadh Hossain,Faryal Goharm and Laura Anne Bahlman
2nd Capacity Building day, a side event at the COP24 was held on 11th December 2018, at PCCB Capacity-building Hub, Katowice, Poland. The event was organized jointly by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Paris Committee for Capacity Building, and lead by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and overseen by a Planning Committee whose members include academics, UN staff, negotiators, development practitioners and researchers. The event also received the kind support from the World Resources Institute and from The United Kingdom government.
April 2018, Mohammad Nazmul Chowdhury, Zinat Fatima Papia and Tamanna Haque
The 4th Gobeshona Annual Conference for Research on Climate Change in Bangladesh successfully held on 8-11 January 2018. The conference was branded as “Gobeshona4″. It was divided into 2 sections: (1) Local Solutions and (2) Science Policy Dialogues with the theme “Building Local Climate Knowledge”.
April 2018, Faisal Bin Islam, Sarder Shafiqul Alam, Tasfia Tasnim and Saleemul Huq
The Second Annual National Conference on Urban Resilience to Climate Change has been jointly organized by International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Asian Cities Climate Change Resilient Network (ACCCRN) and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) co-hosted by ActionAid Bangladesh, Awaas Sewa Pvt. Ltd., BRAC, Concern World Wide, CARE Bangladesh, Christian Aid, FSM Network Bangladesh and GIZ. ICCCAD is grateful to the organizers and cosponsors who made the conference a grand success. ICCCAD is also thankful to all moderators, session chairs, panelists, and participants who participated in the three daylong conference from the 25th to 27th of November, 2017.
29 January 2018, Masroora Haque, Shababa Haque and Saleemul Huq
The first Capacity-Building Day, a side event at the 23rd Conference of Parties was held on November 16, 2017 at GIZ GmbH offices at Heinrich-von-Stephan-Straße 9, 53175 Bonn, Germany. The aim of the daylong event was to bring together practitioners, policymakers, researchers and students to bridge the gap between the need for capacities and those offering capacity-building activities. This year’s event focused on initiatives that enhance the implementation of nationally determined contributions.
March 2017, Alina Schulenburg, Anja Rühlemann, Meraz Mostofa, Mohammad Nazmul Chowdhury,
Nadine Suliman, Zinat Fatima Papia and Tamanna Haque
The Gobeshona 3 conference took place from 8-11 January 2017 at the Independent University, Bangladesh, and was the third annual conference through this initiative. An additional day on Inspiring Resilience was held on 12 January with BBC Media Action and ICCCAD, and focused on effective engagement with media and finding creative ways to communicate climate change knowledge to the public.
April 2017, Shaila Mahmud, Anja Rühlemann, Alina Schulenburg, Dr. Saleemul Huq, Sarder Shafiqul Alam, Tasfia Tasnim and Nadine Suliman
The First Annual National Conference on Urban Resilience has been jointly organized by International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and Asian Cities Climate Change Resilient Network (ACCCRN) and co-sponsored by ActionAid Bangladesh, BCAS, BRAC, Concern World Wide, CARE Bangladesh, Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh, ICLEI, GIZ -ACCNLDP Project, Practical Action Bangladesh, Save the Children, UNDP and USAID.
March 2017, Masroora Haque, Mohammad Nazmul Chowdhury, Zinat Fatima, Iffat Korobi, Tamanna Disha
The second Gobeshona Annual Conference for Research on Climate Change in Bangladesh was held at the Independent University, Bangladesh, from 8-11 January 2016. The conference was preceded by the first Gobeshona Young Researcher Programme’s last workshop, on 6 January 2016. The workshop reflects the last in a series of activities intended to engage young researchers, and enhance the quality of the research they are undertaking. Furthermore 7 January was the first workshop for the second batch of Gobeshona Young Researcher Programme.
January 2015, Claire Stott.
The first Gobeshona Conference for Research on Climate Change in Bangladesh was held at the Independent University, Bangladesh, from 8-11 January 2015. The conference was preceded by the first Gobeshona Young Researcher Workshop, on 7 January 2015. The workshop reflects the first in a series of activities.
October 2014. Salma Islam.
The International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in collaboration with United Nations University (UNU) and the Munich Re Foundation (MRF) held the Second Workshop on Index-Based Insurance on Thursday the 23rd of October, 2014 at Ascott the Residence in Dhaka. This workshop was organized as a follow up to the first one held last year which looked at the contributions of different stakeholders to the area of IBI. At the time, some organizations were in the planning and pilot stages of their IBI programmes. This year the main purpose of the event was to share knowledge and information amongst participants on what has been done and what lessons have been learnt since last year.
September 2013, Ahmed, T. and Hasemann, A.
Human-induced climate change adds another dimension to this traditional arena of disaster risk reduction (DRR) by making the frequency and magnitude of weather-related disasters greater. In the climate change global policy arena under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this issue covers both adaptation to climate change (ACC) and the new, emerging topic of loss and damage (L+D) from climate change. Index-Based Insurance (IBI) is an emerging tool that cuts across these three arenas; namely, DRR, ACC and L+D. It is in this spirit that the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), together with WorldFish, undertook an initial scoping study and then convened a workshop with relevant stakeholders in Bangladesh to explore the interest in this topic.