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17:30 - 19:00 5 December 2012

DPU Dialogues in Development: Disasters in Bangladesh: Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change


Room 101 | Development Planning Unit (link Map)
34 Tavistock Square | London | WC1H 9EZ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Afroza Parvin
Dr Cassidy Johnson
Dr Manoj Roy
Terry Cannon

Vulnerability to disasters is socially constructed and an outcome of multiple interacting structural and environmental forces. In Bangladesh, in most cases, vulnerability is closely linked to the provision of basic needs, and should be understood as unsolved development problems since it is not the product of nature per se but the product of the relationship between nature and the organizational structure of society. In course of time people developed capacity to adapt to disasters through adjustments in their lives, livelihoods, and natural and built environments by using local knowledge and experiences. The presentations will shed light on climate change impacts, and discuss how the dynamic process of adaptation is taking place in Bangladesh at household and community levels in both rural and urban contexts.


Dr Romola Sanyal
020 7679 1111 | r.sanyal@ucl.ac.uk

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