Program | MCBES16

Program | MCBES16

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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General Schedule

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9.00-9.30 : Arrival of Participants & Checking Registration
9.30-9.45 : Opening & Briefing


9.45-10.45 : Oral Presentations

(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



10.45-11.00 : Teak Break





11.00-13.00 : TALKS

(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
Fahmida Khalique Nitu, Research Associate, Save Our Sea


‘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
By Shahad Mahabub Chowdhury, Project Manager, IUCN Bangladesh


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


13.00-14.00 Lunch Break




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
Additional Secretary (Fisheries), Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Md. Nurul Karim
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


16.30-16.50 : Speech of The Session CHIEF GUEST

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam
Secretary (Maritime Affairs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh


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.

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