পাণ্ডুলিপি প্রেসে দেওয়া মানেই কাজ শেষ নয়; এ আরেক কর্মযজ্ঞের সূচনা!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021 in Blog | 6 comments

দীর্ঘ ১৩ বছর মাঠ পর্যায়ে প্রকল্প বাস্তবায়নের কাজে সম্পৃক্ত আছি। মনে-মনে একধরণের কমপ্লেসেন্স তৈরি হয়েছে। মোটামুটি সব কাজই তো জানি। নতুন করে কিইবা শিখব! হঠাৎ দায়িত্ব পড়ল প্রেসে যাওয়ার, একটি বইয়ের সামগ্রিক কাজ তত্বাবধানের। ভাবলাম, এতো সহজ ব্যাপার! বইটির ডিজাইন হয়ে গেছে। পেশোদার লোক দিয়ে এডিটিং হয়ে গেছে। এখন আর কি এমন কাজ? প্রেস লেআউট করবে, মেকাপ করবে, এই তো, আর কী? কিন্তু কাজে নেমে দেখলাম, এ এক নতুন কর্মজগৎ। আমাকে দেখতে হলো পৃষ্ঠাগুলোয় শব্দগুলো কীভাবে খাপ খেয়েছে, প্রতি পাতায় সবদিকের মার্জিনগুলো কতটা প্রশস্থ হবে এবং সবপাতায় একই মাপ রয়েছে কিনা, পৃষ্ঠা নম্বর ঠিক আছে কিনা, লেখার ফন্ট কত হবে, কোনটা...

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Remedy faraway despite court orders

Posted by on Jun 13, 2021 in Blog | 3 comments

In the year 2010, Md. Yunus (pseudonym) from Cumilla dreamt of going abroad for work. He wanted to try his luck and improve his financial condition through labour migration. Unfortunately, he had no idea what the future held for him. He first thought of going to Iraq but later changed his mind and finally decided on going to Romania. Accordingly, he prepared all his documents and paid a hefty amount of BDT 265,000 as processing fees. This was a large sum of money considering the year. Now there was nothing that could stop him from achieving his dream, he must have thought to himself. But...

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We never thought this dead body would be brought to the country

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Lutfor Rahman lived in Kalihati Upazila of Tangail. His father was died keeping 5 children. Lutfor Rahman was the youngest child of his family. His family was not well off because only earning member, his elder brother also died when he took the responsibility of his family. By this time he married and become father of two children. It was difficult for him to run the family smoothly. He inspired by a successful migrant of his village and thought to migrate for economic development as like as him. He took loan from neighbors and relatives with high interest and migrated to Iraq in 2012...

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Building empathy between planners and migrants for sustainable cities

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off

Researchers will engage new migrant populations and planners in Bangladesh’s second city to build human security into planning processes. The launch of a new project in Chittagong has brought together environmental and migration researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Dhaka to undertake research on implementing safe, resilient and inclusive cities for sustainability. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development in their scheme for frontier research on poverty alleviation. The project is testing the...

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

While working at RMMRU, it was easy to forget I was in an office. Everyone is very cordial there. Colleagues are often introduced as “senior friends.” We worked in Khulna, Jessore, and Bagerhat Districts. Among the various field-sites we worked at, I remember two names especially – Moralganj and Amurkata. In my opinion, the situation in Amurkata indicates the unequal development that occurs across Bangladesh. Many essential facilities seem to be lacking or in need of improvement. Similarly, people in Moralgonj face difficulties in accessing clean water, while also being vulnerable to getting...

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Same Street, Different Life: Diversity of Adaption Strategies in Bangladesh

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

In our work, we visited Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Gopalganj, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Pirojpur, Satkhira Districts. Rough weather and tough communication experiences will always be helpful in my life, for various reasons. Being specific, my experience of working in Maheshkhali Upazilla (Cox’s Bazar), was quite educational. There, high population growth, a low literacy rate, and problematic sanitation systems, combined with frequent tidal surges and cyclones, make life challenging for the people who live there. An especially interesting phenomenon that we witnessed in our research...

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