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'Being aware of problems is not the solution'

  • Published at 12:19 am January 23rd, 2020
Gobeshona 6 conference
Speakers attend a session on the third day of Gobeshona 6 conference in Dhaka on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Courtesy

'Only awareness of the problems does not mean that we know the solution'

The third day of the Gobeshona 6 conference, organized by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), was set off with a powerful keynote address by Associate Professor Rukhsana Rimi. 

The speaker highlighted the impacts of extreme rainfall in Bangladesh, using her research and scientific modeling to reiterate that even the most developed countries were unable to escape the impacts of a warmer world.

IRRI Bangladesh shed light on the need for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Bangladesh. Focusing on IRRI’s activities in making agriculture more climate-resilient, Dr SM Mofijul Islam said: "We can claim carbon credit of nearly Tk41,931 million if we implement the AWD practice." 

Later, Manusher Jonno Foundation hosted a session on “Climate Change and Chittagong Hill Tracts”, followed by ICCCAD and ULAB jointly hosting a session, titled “Climate Change and Migration”; and a workshop by BlueGold on “Stimulating agricultural productivity and profitability in the coastal zone – prospects for extension.” 

Dr. Saleemul Huq, while conducting a panel discussion, mentioned: "Only awareness of the problems does not mean that we know the solution. It is normative to focus on the most vulnerable, for which, we need a locally-led adaptation to understand how to go on about from this point. 

LLLAT GCA hosted a session on “Locally Led Adaptation Track Session,” which had Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio and Sheela Patel from GCA as presenters. 

BlueGold’s workshop,, “Empowering Women for Economic Development and Resilience,” highlighted the importance of women's contributions in economic development, with a focus on increased agricultural production. 

The third day of the conference ended with an interactive session on the subject, “Women’s Achievement and Leadership in Combating Climate Change,” hosted by ICCCAD, Oxfam, UN Women and WaterAid. 

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