2nd Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium, Bangladesh’s Ocean SDGs, will be held on 2nd June 2016 at BRAC Center Inn, Dhaka.
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|9.00-9.30||:||Arrival of Participants & Checking Registration|
|9.30-9.45||:||Opening & Briefing
|TECHNICAL SESSION 1|
(15 Minutes each, Q/A Included)
An open source hydrodynamic model for observing different cases due to climate change along the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh.
By Tawhidur Rahman, Post-Grad Student, Department of Water Resource Engineering, BUET
Modern wave energy technologies relative comparison and impact in perspective of Bangladesh.
By Arnob Banik, Post-Grad Student, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, BUET
Drivers of changes in ecosystem services and human well-being in the Bangladesh Sundarbans.
By Atiqur R Sunny, Research Assistant, WorldFish Bangladesh
Environmental threats on algal flora of the St. Martin’s Island of Bangladesh.
By Abdullah Harun Chowdhury, PhD
Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University
TECHNICAL SESSION 2
(20 Minutes each, Q/A included)
Youth In Marine Conservation
By Nathan Sage, Environment Officer, Climate Change Adaptation Team Leader, Office of Economic Growth, USAID Bangladesh
‘Evaluating Conservation Scenario of Elasmobranch Biodiversity in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh and Identifying Priorities’
By Ehsanul Karim, Senior Scientific Seminar, BFRI
‘Marine Mega-fauna Conservation: Application of Citizen Science in Bangladesh’
By Brian D. Smith, PhD, Director, WCS Asian Coastal Cetacean Program and
Asia Coordinator, IUCN SSC Cetacean Specialist Group
First Step towards Marine Protected Area: Ecosystem Boundary Delineation
By Alifa B. Haque, Director of Research and Development, Save Our Sea.
Marine Protected Area in Bangladesh: Way Forward
Challenges and Opportunities of Community led Conservation in the Coast
By Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique, Small Grants Officer, IUCN Bangladesh &
M. Mokhlesur Rahman PhD, Executive Director, CNRS
|BLUE ECONOMY FORUM
|14.00-14.15||Summary from the Technical Sessions|
|14.15-14.30||ISSUE BRIEF: National Framework for Blue Economy: Where to Start
By Mr. Mohammad Arju, Founder, Save Our Sea
|14.30-14.45||:||A Proposal on National Blue Economy Framework For Bangladesh
By Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad
Country Representative, IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.
|14.45-16.00||Panel Discussion on the Proposal by Designated Discussants|
|16.00-16.30||:||Speech of The SPECIAL GUESTS
Mr. Md. Anisur Rahman
Mr. Md. Nurul Karim
|16.30-16.50||:||Speech of The Session CHIEF GUEST
Rear Admiral (Retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam
|16.50-17.00||:||Remarks by Symposium Co-chairs
Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Country Representative,
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Mr. A.K. M. Fazlul Hoque Majumder,
President, Save Our Sea
|17.00||Closing with Tea|
Organized by Save Our Sea (an initiative of Organization for Social Orientation) 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.