Fellow to discuss Bangladeshi economics, vulnerability to climate change

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 01,  2011

Taibur Rahman, senior assistant chief for Bangladesh’s Ministry of Planning, will present “Bangladesh: Macro-economic Status and Vulnerability to Climate Change” from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, in the Caylor Auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Lab, 703 East Beach Drive, in Ocean Springs.

Rahman will discuss the economic progress of Bangladesh since it gained its independence in 1971. He will also discuss the country’s natural disasters and the government’s efforts to mitigate hazards, such as floods, cyclones and erosion.

There is no cost to attend, and the public is invited.

For the next four months, Rahman will work as a Community Solutions Fellow at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant office at the Gulf Coast Research Lab. The Community Solutions Program is a U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs professional development program. A group of 66 young leaders from 21 countries are taking part in the fellowship program, which is in its first year.

Rahman’s areas of interest include community risk assessment tools, hazard mitigation and U.S. business culture.

For more information, contact Tracie Sempier, NOAA Coastal Storms Program outreach coordinator, or 228-818-8829.


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