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Top Ideas for Environment and Biodiversity

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In May of 2015, Bangladesh Priorities held a roundtable of sector experts to discuss the best solutions for improving Bangladesh’s environment and biodiversity. Combined with in-depth interviews and review of the 26 background studies of the 7th Five Year Plan (7FYP) and the Plan itself, the most notable ideas focused on cleaning Buriganga river, relocate tanneries away from rivers, natural resource management through community led initiatives, provision of colored recycling bins to population for self-managed sorting of recyclables, and investing in waste management, modern cooking appliances and soil fertility research.

Proposed Ideas 

The prominent ideas arising from the roundtable are highlighted in the following presentation.

Roundtable Attendees 

Prominent discussants in the roundtable were Moyen Uddin Ahmed, Sr. Manager, BRAC DECC, Shrabana Datta, Sr. Researcher, Mesovision Consultancy Ltd., Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid, Chief Scientific Officer & Head, BRRI, Md. Quamrul Islam, Director, VERC, Md. Khalilur Rahman, Chief Engineer (MI), BADC, Dr. Nepal C. Dey, Sr. Research Fellow, BRAC RED, Md. Emdad Hossain, Project Leader, World Fish, Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman, Assistant Professor, BSMMU, Dr. M. Sujauddin, Assistant Professor, BUFT/NSU, A.S. Moniruzzaman Khan, Director, C3ER, BRAC University, Dr. Moktadir Kabir, Sr. Program Manager, BRAC, and Tahera Akter, Research Fellow, BRAC RED.

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Click here to download a PDF list of all the proposed environment and biodiversity ideas.