Third Gobeshona International Annual Conference Begins at IUB
A 4-day "Gobeshona International Annual Conference for Research on Climate Change in Bangladesh" commenced on January 08, 2017 at the Auditorium of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).
Sorted out by the International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at IUB and supported by USAID, the Convention will be executed from January 8-11, 2017.
Almost 2 hundred national and international participants including representatives from the government of Bangladesh are taking part through six plenary and fourteen parallel sessions on various climate change issues and topics over the next three days, said a press release.
In his welcome speech, Professor M. Omar Rahman, the Vice-Chancellor of IUB, thanked ICCCAD and Gobeshona for their relentless efforts to promote research and create a culture of research, and urged the young people to endeavor with the progress.
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of ICCCAD, put the opening remark where he pointed out how Gobeshona and ICCCAD worked persistently for last one year to materialize the decisions taken in 2016 in the 2nd Gobeshona Annual Conference as well as the commitments made through "Paris Agreement".
The Keynote was presented by Dr. Gregg B Walker, Professor of Communication, Oregon State University, USA where he shared his idea on the importance on connecting campus and community to address the long-term effect of climate change. Universities are the best places to conduct researches on these issues, Prof. Walker emphasized.
Professor Milan Pagon, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Designate), IUB, a large number of researchers from different international and national institutions, faculties and senior officers of IUB, students, development activists from different national and international NGOs were present in the inaugural ceremony.