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The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is an independent, non-profit, non-government, policy, research and implementation institute working on Sustainable Development (SD) at local, national, regional and global levels. It was established in 1986 and over 30 years and has grown to become a leading research institute in the non-government sector in Bangladesh and South Asia.

BCAS encourages multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in its approaches of running programs and projects by working under four broad themes, Environment-development integration, Good governance and people’s participation, Poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods, Economic growth and public-private partnership. BCAS has over hundred full-time and some part-time staff working in different capacities, with a large group of senior professionals and scientists, and many mid-level professionals and researchers.

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10th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA10) from 21-28 April, 2016

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Enhancing urban community resilience’....Read More

Knowledge Fair on Livelihood, Climate Change Adaptation and DRR on 30 March 2016

BCAS and Christian Aid-UK will be jointly organizing a Knowledge Fair on Resilient livelihoods, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction on 30 March 2016...Read More

Civil Society Dialogue on SDGs Challenges, Paris Agreement and Gender Equity on 28 March 2016

Bangladesh is facing a host of challenges and opportunities to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement that were adopted in 2015....Read More

Proposal Development for - Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE)

A consultation workshop titled Proposal Development for Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) 30 July 2013, 10:30 am at Queen Hall, Spectra Convention Centre, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212....Read More

7th International Conference on Community‐Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change

Mainstreaming CBA into national and local planning Date: 18th to 25th April, 2013. The conference was held at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel...Read More

National Workshop of WD-NACE project

National Workshop of an Inter-country research project called Whole Decision Network Analysis for Coastal Ecosystem (WD-NACE) was held at the Spectra Convention Centre, in Dhaka on 4th September 2012...Read More

 

Condolence Message

With great sadness, we are sorry to inform you that, our Senior Colleague Mr. Abdur Rahim, Ex Programme Development Manager of BCAS had his last breath at 10.00 pm on 04 October 2016 at his own residence in Tongi, Dhaka due to his chronic illness. (Innalillahi Owa Inna Ilaihe Rajeun). He was 62 years old. Details...

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ANNUAL REPORT 2012-2013

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) started its journey in the middle of the 1980s by a multidisciplinary group of scientists. Their efforts began by addressing poverty reduction, environment degradation and enhancing socio-economic devlopment leading to good governance. In the beginning, a major source of knowledge for these scientists was from vulnerable groups and communities, many of whom were non-literate. As the process was gradually contributing to sustainable development and environment transformation, climate change emerged as a major threat to many of these poor vulnerable communities in Bangladesh. BCAS rose to that challenge and channeled efforts towards solution based research on climate vulnerabilities, adaptation and mitigation. It soon became apparent that the communities were not only vulnerable to negative impacts of climate change but their efforts to reduce poverty and achieve better standards of living were being threatened also. Consequently, BCAS led a movement to bring Community Based Adaptation (CBA) as a core concept and has established this in the global discourse. BCAS along with its partner-IIED, London, initiated the process of an international conference on CBA, a major event that is being organized every year. BCAS implemented over 50 projects of various sizes in environment-impact assessment, energy efficiency, water supply and sanitation, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and livelihood promotions.

 

1. Introduction   -Vision and Mission
  -Fields of Specialization
  -Key Aproaches
  -Management and Support Setvices
2. Brief Description of Key Projects
3. CBA-Exploring the Local Solutions of Global Environmental Problem
4. Way Forward
5. Finanacial Statement of the BCAS for The Year 2012-2013

 

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Michael C. Hall, his journey to Bangladesh in climate change issue Part-1

Michael C. Hall, his journey to Bangladesh in climate change issue Part-2

Dr. Atik Rahman at GEO POTATO project - Mati o Manush, BTV

 
 

RECOGNITION

Nobel Peace Prize in 2007

Champions of Earth

Paribesh Padak

Dr. Atiq Rahman is a well recognized global leader in sustainable development. He was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, which received Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was a recipient of this Noble Peace Prize with other scientists.

Dr Atiq Rahman has been awarded the UN Highest Award for Environment 'Champions of the Earth 2008'. This award recognizes the extraordinary leadership and his contribution to environmental issues, sustainable development and climate change.

Bangladesh National Environment Award - 2008 Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of BCAS, received the Award from the Government of Bangladesh for Environmental Research and Technology Innovation.

 
 
Climate
Climate Change And Development Link
Dhaka
Dhaka City - State Of Environment (SOE) 2005
Facing
Facing Up To Climate Change In South Asia
Promoting
Promoting Eco-Friendly Agricultural Practices in the Chanda Beel/Area
Adverse
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bangladesh Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Adverse
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Bhutan Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Adverse
Adverse Impacts of Climate Change on Development of Nepal Integrating Adaptation Into Policies and Activities
Climate
Climate Change and The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism Stories From The Developing World
South-North
South-North Dialogue On Equity In The Greenhouse A Proposal For An Adequate And Equitable Global Climate Agreement
Adaptation
Adaptation Day at Cop 9
Global
Global Environmental Outlook 3
Mainstreaming
Mainstreaming Adaptation To Climate Change In Least Developed Countries (LDCS)
Groundwater
Groundwater Resources and Development in Bangladesh Background to the Arsenic Crisis, Agricultural Potential and the Environment
The
The End of Development? Global Warming, Disasters and The Great Reversal of Human Progress
Natural
Natural Resource Management-Towards Better Integration
People’s
People’s Livelihoods at the Land-Water Interface Emerging Perspectives on Interactions between People and Floodplain Environment
People’s
People’s Livelihoods at the Land-Water Interface Emerging Perspectives on Interactions between People and Floodplain Environment
Global
Global Environment Outlook 2000
Amader
Amader Poribesh Our Environment (Training Manual)
Paribesh
Paribesh Biddya
Environment
Environment Profile: Bangladesh
Guide
Guide to the Environmental Conservation Act 1995 and Rules 1997
From
From Flood to Scarcity: Re-Defining The Water Debate In Bangladesh (Working Papers, Environment and Development Series No. 1)
Drinking
Drinking Water, Bathing and Sanitation The Risk to Human Health in Rural Bangladesh (School of the Environment, Environment and Development series No. 2, Working Papers)
Asia
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS)- Bangladesh
Vulnerability
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change for Bangladesh
Exploding
Exploding the Population Myth: Consumption Versus Population - which is the Climate Bomb?
Wetland
Wetland Resource Management in Chanda BeeL
A
A New Initiative For North-South Dialogue On Climate Change Good Practices, Technology Innovation And New Partnership For Sustainable Development Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing the Climate
National
National Environment Management Action Plan (NEMAP) (4 vol)
     
 
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