2nd June 2016
BRAC Center Inn, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Organizers

Organized by Save Our Sea in cooperation with Mangroves for the Future, IUCN Bangladesh, Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative, Riverine People and Inspira.

This program has been arranged with partial support Danida, Norad, Sida, and Royal Norwegian Embassy in Thailand, through Mangroves for the Future initiative.

 

Proceedings of the Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium 2016

 

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Symposium Theme
MCBES16 believes SDG 14, ‘conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’, once taken into consideration in accordance with local needs, will be a standard of accountability for Bangladesh’s quest for marine conservation and blue economy.

Now, Bangladesh needs to scrutinize the SDG targets for local adaptation, evaluate and reshape current policies and practices, and fill the research and policy gaps for effective marine conservation. To this end, marine conservation science must make sense to communities, businesses, practitioners and policy makers. To support this, the symposium focusing on the theme ‘Bangladesh’s Ocean SDGs’ covers the following topics:

  • Conservation of Marine Megafauna
  • Marine Pollution and Invasive Aquatic Species
  • Maritime Economy
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Marine Fisheries and Mariculture
  • Marine Policy
  • Protecting Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
  • Restoration of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
  • Artisanal rights of access and control over coastal and marine natural resources
  • Trans-boundary Cooperation for Marine Conservation and Blue Economy

 

Key Dates

Call for abstracts opens: 17 March 2016
Call for abstracts closes: 22 April 2016
Decisions on abstracts: late April 2016

Early-bird registration starts: 25 March 2016
Deadline for early bird registration: 25 April 2016
Start of regular registration: 26 April 2016
Deadline for regular registration: 25 May 2016

2nd Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium: 1st – 2nd June 2016

 

Important Links

1. Call for Abstract
2. Registration
3. Events

 

People

 

CO-CHAIR: ISHTIAQ UDDIN AHMAD

Country Representative, Bangladesh, IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Former Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department

CO-CHAIR: AKM FAZLUL HAQUE MAJUMDER

President, Save Our Sea

SESSION MODERATOR: JOSEF VANDER ZANDEN

Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator, Bangladesh,

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature

CONVENER: MD KUTUB UDDIN (MOHAMMAD ARJU)

Founding Trustee, Save Our Sea

 

MEMBER SECRETARY

 

ALIFA BINTHA HAQUE

Director, Research, and Development

Save Our Sea

 

FUND RAISING, ACCOUNTS, and LOGISTICS

 

ASHIK US SALEHIN

Director, Programme, Save Our Sea

 

MASUD ZAKARIA

Executive Director, Organization for Social Orientation

 

RIFATUZZAMAN HRIDOY

Project Associate, Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative

 

 

 

RAPPORTEURS

 

MAHATUB KHAN BADHON

Research Assistant, IUCN Bangladesh

 

UPAMA AICH

Knowledge Management and Communications Volunteer,

Save Our Sea

 

HUMAYRA MAHMUD

Knowledge Management and Communications Volunteer,

Save Our Sea

 

COMMUNICATIONS, CAMPAIGN and PARTICIPATION MANAGMENT

 

FAHMIDA KHALIQUE NITU

Research Associate, Save Our Sea

 

FUAD MURSHED

Program Associate, Save Our Sea

 

SUFIAN M CHOWDHURY

Research Associate, Save Our Sea

 

SHAWAN CHOWDHURY

Volunteer Coordinator, Save Our Sea

 

RAFEE MOSTAFA

Senior Project Associate,

Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative

 

ABDULLAH ALL SHAKIL

Director, Programme, Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative

 

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