Bangladesh: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop

Series: ADB Data Room: Regional Flyway Initiative

Bangladesh: Wetland Ecosystem Services Workshop

27 May 2024 to 29 May 2024

The Regional Flyway Initiative (RFI) Training Series: Workshop on Wetland Ecosystem Services and Nature-based Solutions, co-organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP), and BirdLife International, aimed to enhance the institutional capacity of governments and national-level stakeholders for understanding wetland values across the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Workshop objective: To strengthen the capacity of wetland managers, policymakers, and conservation practitioners for sustainable wetland management through an in-depth understanding of wetland ecosystem services and how to assess them. The ecosystem service assessment process is expected to involve stakeholder consultation and engagement that will help gather consensus on site boundaries for priority wetlands, habitat types, provision of ecosystem services, drivers of change, and addressing challenges at the site level.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 May 2024 Welcome Remarks Asian Development Bank - Bangladesh Resident Mission Jiangbo Ning, Deputy Country Director
27 May 2024 Welcome Remarks East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Secretariat Yoon Kyung Lee, External Relations Manager
27 May 2024 Welcome Remarks SCOPE Foundation Sayam U. Chowdhury
27 May 2024 Welcome Remarks IUCN Bangladesh Shaikh Muhammad Mehedi Ahsan, Country Representative
27 May 2024 Opening Session Overview of Flyways in Bangladesh by Bangladesh Forest Department and IUCN Imran Ahmed, Conservator of Forests, Wildlife & Nature Conservation Circle and A. B. M. Sarowar Alam, Programme Manager, Species and Habitats, IUCN Bangladesh
27 May 2024 Opening Session East Asian-Australasian Flyway - Regional Flyway Initiative: Quick Overview
This presentation provides an overview of the Regional Flyway Initiative which aims to mobilize $3 billion of investment in wetland protection and management...
Duncan Lang
27 May 2024 Opening Session Remark by Chief Guest from Bangladesh Forest Department Md. Amir Hosain Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests
27 May 2024 Group Photos
Participants, organizers, and speakers at Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf, Srimongal
27 May 2024 Other presentations to be uploaded soon


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