Globesight’s jointly hosted roundtable with the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) of North South University ‘Climate Displacement and Resilience‘ took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 2, 2023.
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world and it is expected to be severely impacted by climate change in the coming decades. Rising sea levels, frequent and severe natural disasters, and unexpected changes in weather patterns are all likely to contribute to displacement in Bangladesh.
The event framed major issues related to climate induced displacement in Bangladesh and provided some way forward to resilience. The policy discussion engaged climate migration experts and professionals including; Fathima Nusrath Ghazzali, Deputy Chief of Mission, IOM Bangladesh; Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh; Dr. Md. Jakariya, Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Management, NSU; and Md. Shahidul Haque, Globesight’s Country Advisor and Former Foreign Secretary, Government of Bangladesh.
The panel delved into a solution-oriented discussion on Bangladesh’s current climate displacement issues and the country’s actions and responses to climate change induced displacement. The discussion offered expert recommendations on how to create resiliency and sustainability at the local and community level to shape understanding of the climate debate in Bangladesh prior to COP28.
For more information on the event’s key findings, read the Outcomes Report here.
To tune into the discussion, watch the event recording below:
The roundtable was held on May 2, 2023, at the Syndicate Hall, North South University in partnership with the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) of North South University.