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“Life depends on the tides” Md. Nasif Alam

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I got some real life experience which I could not get anywhere else. I saw how people lead their lives in coastal regions of Bangladesh. Their lives depend on the low and high tides which really surprised me. Near Cox’s Bazaar, most people we met were fishermen. Their lives depend on the rivers. Both the sea and the rivers are crucial for their survival. Natural calamities have ruined their livelihoods year after year. In Maheshkhali, Gorokghata area was very damaged from the Sidr cyclone. A large area was totally destroyed which had still not be remediated. People are in real need in these...

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“Coastal people well adapted to environment” by Tamanna Nazneen

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve had the great opportunity to work as a Field Research Assistant with the DECCMA project. Under this project, I have had the opportunity to travel to several coastal districts in Bangladesh to perform field work. I have achieved a lot of experience during the field work. I have observed the lives of climate refugees very closely. In Chan fashion, Bhola district, I came to know a form of observation that was new to me. The coastal peoples have become very accustomed and adapted to the changing tides. I interviewed several families who lived along the riverbank. Some live within ten to...

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“Char Lakshmi cannot address problems alone” by Tanjim Uddin

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In the DECCMA project, I worked as a Field Research Assistant in thirty different unions and wards across six districts over the past seven months. Among those Char Lakshmi is one of the most hazardous areas as it is located beside the Meghna River in Ramgati Upazila of Lashmipur district.The people of the village are affected strongly by erosion in the area. They lost many of their valuables to the Meghna River about a decade ago. At first, they took shelter on different high grounds. Many migrated to other places, losing their homes and properties. Later, UNO and local representatives of...

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A Poster on “A Scenario of Migration of the GBM Delta, Bangladesh”

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This poster presents the migration scenario of the GBM Delta of Bangladesh. A study of 8713households in 50 climate change hot spots of Bangladesh found that 34% (2962) of thehouseholdsof 14 districts ismigrant households. Of these, almost 11% (949) are international migrant households, and 23% (2013) are internal migrant households, which is almost two or three times greater than existing estimates from earlier studies(HIES, 2010; Sharma and Zaman, 2009; Hossain, Kazal and Ahmed, 2013). This study is conducted under DECCMA Project of RMMRU which is coordinated by Institute of Water and...

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International labour migration – Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

International labour migration has been an integral part of Bangladesh’s economic and social Development since the 1980s. It creates employment, ensures stability to foreign exchange reserve and in the context of 7th five-year plan of the country, it offers additional avenues to the government to attain its long term developmental goals.Along with the review of the challenges and achievements of government, this piece suggests steps that can be taken in migration governance in the coming years.  First let us look at level and extent of migration during recent years. Statistics In2015,...

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Reviewing initiatives for migrant well-being – C R Abrar

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2015 has been an important year for the labour migration sector in Bangladesh. In contrast to preceding years, the year has seen a major boost in the outward flow of Bangladeshi workers. It was also marked by substantial increase in the flow of female workers. The decision to review the ill-conceived Government-to-Government (G2G) initiative with Malaysia was accompanied by a gradual increase in the flow of migrants to that country and tapering of the flow through irregular routes. In 2015 Bangladesh was bestowed with the privilege of hosting the Global Forum on Migration and Development,...

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