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Capacity Building

Capacity building in Bangladesh for sustainable management of coastal natural resources in a changing climate

The project is designed to improve understanding of the complex environmental challenges facing communities in the coastal zone of Bangladesh, and how those communities can adapt.  There is presently a gap between the training and professional skills of students and academics. 

Through academic linkages at faculty and graduate student levels, including dissertation research in the Bangladesh coastal zone, and research capacity building, particularly by involving and supporting a coordinated set of Master's level student research.  The project aims to research climate change impacts and adaptations for livelihoods, environment and fisheries in the coastal zone, and mainstream climate change into existing courses and teaching.

The partners will feed research findings into teaching at Middlesex University, Bangladesh Agricultural University and Independent University Bangladesh.  The Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University will provide expertise to strengthen the research capacity and methods of the Bangladesh partners, in particular applied action research merging social and environmental disciplines to work with affected communities, and support mainstreaming these issues into teaching. 

Funder:

Funded under INSPIRE programme of British Council, partners: Bangladesh Agricultural University and Independent University Bangladesh

Duration:

2010 – 2013

FHRC Project Manager:

Dr Paul Thompson

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