Conferences

2017

Respected Friends of Environment

This is my pleasure to let you know that the preparatory works for holding the BAPA-BEN Special Conference on Sustainable Development & Environment (BAPA-BEN SCSDGE) due to be held on 14-15 January, 2017,is going on, in full swing. A Conference Organizing Committee (COC) headed by the eminent economist Prof. Wahiduddin Mahmud with 12 subject based sub committees, have been working for last 2 months to make the conference successful. More than 100 scientific and general papers or presentations have already been submitted.

The conference will be held at the beautiful & spacious Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh (KIB), Krishi Khamar Road, Farmgate, Dhaka. This is a well communicated place situated just on the eastern side of the legendary Jatyo Sangshad Bhavan of Bangladesh – a world heritage & one of the top 10 best architectural infrastructures of the world. KIB is situated just opposite to the widely known Islamia Eye Hospital.

 

Honorable Finance Minister of the Govt of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. AMA Muhit has kindly consented to grace the opening session of the conference as the Chief Guest .
The subject for this conference – SDG, is now a global issue especially following it is adopted by the United Nations Organizations (UNO). Naturally, SDG itself does have utmost significance and popularity among the academicians, researchers, scientists, professionals, writers, intellectuals, teachers, students, tourists, NGO & CSO activists, business people, investors, environmentalists, climate activists, politicians and even the general people including the victims, especially of Bangladesh – the most vulnerable climate hotpot of the world. Apart from the significant influx of papers, we the organizers can easily feel pulsation of interest among the whole lot of the informed & inspired people, both inside Bangladesh and abroad who are eagerly waiting for joining this conference.
As part of the process, now the Conference Organizing Committee (COC) of SCSDGE do hereby announce the CALL FOR REGISTRATION of the individuals /persons interested to join this conference ! Please find the cordial & hearty Call for Registration with principles & procedures of the registration along with a digital  Registration Form in an attachment given here with this mail. Please open & fill it up properly and send to us at an earliest opportunity to avoid the last moment rush as well as a chance of non-availability of seats in the venue.
Please note that this is the call for individuals interested in the conference, not for any organization or institute. By tradition, BAPA & BEN involves Universities & Institutes of the country to join the conference as Co-Organizers and Organizations (social, ecological, developmental, research based, cultural, ethnic, professional, cultural etc) as the Associate Organizers. So, for both of these institutional categories, there are different sort of forms and be available on request. Please ask for Co-Organizers or Associate Organizers Registration Forms at <bapa2000@gmail.com) for your University/Institute/Organization.
I would further request you to circulate this call among your friends, colleagues or any one you feel may be suitable or interested in this event to join.
For any clarification or further information, please contact the conference secretariat in phone, fax, or e-mail.
Thanking you and regards.
Dr. Mohd. Abdul Matin
Member Secretary, BAPA-BEN SCSDGE
& General Secretary, BAPA, phone: + 88 01819223343, +88 01879240696.
Conference Secretariat:
Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA)
9/12, Block-D, Lalmatia, Dhaka-1207,Bangladesh.
Tel: +88 01712354385 (Uttam), Land phone & Fax: +88-02-58152041

 

 


Schedule and addresses for papers

SCSDGE_program
Abstract volume
September 30:
 Submission of one-page paper proposal

November 30: Submission of the full paper

December 15: Notification of accepted papers

Papers by authors in Bangladesh should be sent to Dr. Mohd. Abdul Matin, General Secretary of BAPA by e-mail at memory14@agni.com

Papers by authors from outside Bangladesh should be sent to Dr. Md. Khalequzzaman, Lock Haven Univesity, USA, e-mail at mkhalequ@lhup.edu

Considering the time constraints, an early response with abstracts are earnestly solicited !

Co Organizers and Associate organizers

Following the tradition of BAPA-BEN conferences, the 2017 Special Conference on SDGs will also be organized in association with the universities, research institutions, various professional bodies and other interested pro-environment organizations of Bangladesh. Interested universities, institutes, and organizations and requested to contact the conference address below or D. Mohd. A. Matin, BAPA General Secretary, by e-mail at memory14@agni.com or bapa2000@gmail.com or by telephone at 01819223343.

Conference secretariat

BAPA office will serve as the secretariat of the conference. For information regarding the conference please communicate the office at

9/12, Block-D, Lalmatia,

Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Tel & Fax: +880 2 58152041

E-mail : bapa2000@gmail.com)

Thanking you and regards.

Dr. Mohd. Abdul Matin

General Secretary

Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA)

2015

Share the invitation card of “BAPA-BEN Conference on Environmental Policies and Acts Implementation Problems” (EPAIP), 2015. It is free to attend but you need to fill the Registration Form below and submit. Only paid registrant will get food coupon. For any further communication, contact to BAPA office.

Download ‘Registration Form’ for “BAPA-BEN Conference on Environmental Policies and Acts Implementation Problems” (EPAIP), 10 Jan. 2015. Venue: Krishibid Institution Bangladesh Bhavan, Krishi Khamar Road, Farmgate, Dhaka.

 

//NOTE: info from from BAPA website//

Invitation Card: “BAPA-BEN Conference on Environmental Policies and Acts Implementation Problems” (EPAIP), 10 Jan. 2015

Share the invitation card of “BAPA-BEN Conference on Environmental Policies and Acts Implementation Problems” (EPAIP), 2015. It is free to attend but you need to fill the Registration Form below and submit. Only paid registrant will get food coupon. For any further communication, contact to BAPA office.

Registration Form for Conference on Environmental Policies and Acts Implementation Problems (EPAIP), 10 Jan. 2015

Download ‘Registration Form’ for “BAPA-BEN Conference on Environmental Policies and Acts Implementation Problems” (EPAIP), 10 Jan. 2015. Venue: Krishibid Institution Bangladesh Bhavan, Krishi Khamar Road, Farmgate, Dhaka.

Report on ‘IC WRSA CC’-2013

Please see the attachment.

Registration Fees has been revised & reduced for the “BAPA-BEN IC WRSA CC on 4-5 January 2013” !

Please get yourself registered urgently!!
In reference to Announcement on BAPA-BEN International Conference on Water Resource in South Asia: Conflict to Cooperation “(IC WRSA CC 2013), it’s my pleasure to inform you that with a view to ensuring maximum participation in the events, the Conference Organizing Committee (COC) in its last meeting held on yesterday has decided to reduce the current Registration Fees BDT 400 (four hundreds) to BDT 200 (two hundreds). More over the COC has fixed BDT 100 (one hundred) for the students and youth participants of the Conference, on presentation of their ID Cards. Deserving BAPA regional branch representatives and River Activists (individuals and organizations, local or international) shall be considered for further comfortable logistic options for joining the conference. Persons who have already applied for the registration paying the previous fees, are requested to talk to the Conference Secretariat (BAPA Office: 8113469) for facilitating the return of their excess money they paid meanwhile. As you know, Conference will have opening, plenary, parallel scientific, strategy and closing sessions for the whole length of the day, ending through a cultural program in the evening. Around 35 scientific papers will be presented at the conference by the eminent experts from all over Bangladesh and abroad. In resemblance to the BAPA tradition, this time also the conference will have the gathering of not only the experts, teachers, scientists, researchers, planners, politicians, policy makers & administration but also a big number of activists, environmentalists, NGO representatives, and victims of river degradations, water pollutions, students, politicians, media persons and the concerned citizens of the country. A good number of speakers and participants comprising non-resident Bangladeshis as well as foreigners will be joining this endeavor from different countries of the world. There will be two more pre-conference events like: Walkathon and Children’s Art Competition on 3rd January 2013. . We hope that the great conceptual aggregation due to be converged in the conference will enrich the process of proper synthesis of a comprehensive and pragmatic resolution to end the ongoing crises in the water resources in South Asia. I wish your active presence and worthy participation in this noble venture aimed at achieving a realistic and sustainable national development. As you know, Conference Registration has already been opened to all and as before bunch of interested people is already in queue for registration for the conference. Please find the Registration Form attached herewith or collect from the BAPA Office at Lalmatia for using for your participation in the conference. All the tips on requirements for registration are mentioned in the form. Please open and fill up the form and send to the Conference Secretariat as per the procedure explained in the form. Let’s make the conference a grand success in terms of genuine participation and quality presentations. For any further information and explanations, please call me at Cell: 01819223343 or Mr. Uttom at: 01712354385 or Contact the Conference Secretariat. Hope to see you in the conference!

Second Call for Papers with revised deadlines

Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon [Bangladesh Environment Movement] (BAPA), Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), and other co-organizers are pleased to announce the “International Conference on Water Resources in South Asia: Conflicts to Cooperation (WRSA-CC)” to be held on January 4-5, 2013 in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Please see the attachment for details.

International Conference on Water Resources of South Asia: Conflicts to Cooperation (WARSA-CC)

Announcement of the Conference: Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon [Bangladesh Environment Movement] (BAPA), Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), and other co-organizers are pleased to announce the International Conference on “Water Resources in South Asia: Conflicts to Cooperation (WRSA-CC)” to be held on January 4-5, 2013 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Please see the attachment for details

Conference News in Media

‘Urbanization, Traffic Jam and Environment’ Conference held on 8th January 2011 at the Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM). Links of the news papers that published the conference news are attached herewith. Please copy and paste the links in your address bar to see the news. Please see the attachment for details.

Abstracts

Abstracts of the Special conference on “Urbanization, Traffic Jam, and Environment”. Organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN). In association with Universities of Bangladesh and Other pro-environment organizations, held on January 8 (Saturday), 2011 At Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Please see the attachment for the ABSTRACTS.

3-4 January, 2010

3rd International Conference on Bangladesh Environment 2010 (ICBEN 2010)organized by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN)in association with 11 public and 11 private Universities: University of Dhaka (DU), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh Agricultural University(BAU), Jahangir Nagar University (JU), Chittagong University (CU), Rajshahi University (RU), Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST), Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Jagannath University (JnU), North South University (NSU), East West University (EWU), Independent University Bangladesh(IUB), BRAC University (BRACU), Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST), American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), United International University (UIU), Daffodil International University, Stamford University and University of Asia Pacific (UAP). The Opening Session and Closing Session were held at ‘Osmani Memorial Hall’, Abdul Gani Road, Ramna, Dhaka and the rest of the events were held at ‘Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhavan’ complex of the University of Dhaka, Ramna. The program was inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. Begum Khaleda Zia, Honorable Leader of the Opposition was the Chief Guest in the concluding session.

06 August, 2009

BAPA-BEN Resolution on Tipaimukh Dam. The resolution was adopted jointly by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN). Please see the attachment.(Bangla Version)

06 August, 2009

BAPA-BEN Resolution on Tipaimukh Dam. The resolution was adopted jointly by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN). Please see the attachment.

04 June, 2009

The First National Convention on Chalan Beel held at Bangladesh Academy of Planning and Development, Nilkhet, Dhaka. The program was organized jointly by Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon(BAPA) and Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) in association with 15 other organizations of Chalan area namely: Chalan Beel Uddyog Society (Chatmohor), Thanapara Swallows Development Society(Charghata, Rajshahi), Rural Under privileged & Landless Farmers Organization (RULFAO), Shapla (Bonpara), Baraigram Unnayan Society (Baraigram), Banga Janani (Gurudaspur), Paribortan (Tarash), Daridro Nibaron Kendro (DNK), Progotisheel Nari Prochesta (Roygonj), Palli Karmo Shohayok Sangstha(Singra), Humanitarian and Rural Development Organization (Chatmohor), Beelchalan Development Service Center (Gurudaspur), Rupa (Bhangura), Together for Services of People(Faridpur of Pabna) and Alpha Foundation (Bonpara). Please see the attachment for demand cluster adopted from the Cahalan Beel Convention.

02 January, 2009

Resolution of the Special Conference on Climate Change and Bangladesh Development Strategy: Domestic Tasks and International Cooperation. Please see the attachment. (Bangla Version)

02 January, 2009

A special conference titled “Climate Change and Bangladesh Development Strategy: Domestic Tasks and International Cooperation” held at ICMAB auditorium, Nilkhet, Dhaka. The program was jointly organized by BAPA & BEN. The resolution of the conference is in the attachment. Please see the attachment for details. (English Version)

17-18 December, 2007

A Conference titled “Indigenous people and Bangladesh Environment” held at Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh auditorium. The program was organized by BAPA & BEN in association with Department of Sociology, Dhaka University; Department of Anthropology, Jahangir Nagar University; Department of Anthropology, Rajshahi University; Institute of Forest and Environmental Science, Chittagong University; Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University; Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Bangladesh Agricultural University;Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology and others.

23 December, 2006

Please see the River Memorandum generated from the 1st National Convention on Rivers in the attachment below. (Bangla Version)

23 December, 2006

Please see the Report on the 1st National Convention on Rivers in the attachment. (Bangla Version)

23 December, 2006

“1st National Convention on Rivers (NCR), 2006” held at Bangladesh Academy of Planning and Development auditorium, Dhaka. The program was organized jointly by BAPA and BEN.

22 December, 2006

To Implement an Environment-Friendly, Pro-people integrated energy policy a Conference titled “Energy policy of Bangladesh and its Development” held at Planning and Development Academy, jointly organized by BAPA & BEN

17-19 December, 2004

A Report on “International Conference on Regional Cooperation on Trans-boundary Rivers: Impact of the Indian River-Linking Project (ICRCTR)” & Resolution Of the Conference. Please See The Attachment (English Version)

17-19 December, 2004

An International Conference on “Regional Cooperation on Transboundary Rivers: Impact of the Indian river-linking Project” organized by BAPA, BEN, Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA), Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), BUET, and Dhaka University in association with Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP), Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP), Bangladesh National Geographic Association (BNGA) and Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (ASB).

19-21 December, 2002

An “International Conference on Bangladesh Environment (ICBEN)-2002” held at Dhaka University, organized by BAPA in association with BEN, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka and Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).

19-20 February, 2002

‘1st National Conference on Environment Health, 2002’ held at ICDDRB auditorium, organized by BAPA Environmental Health Program Committee (EHP PC)

14-15 February, 2001

‘1st National Sunderban Conference-2001’ held at Khulna University organized by BAPA in association with Porosh, Rupantor & Khulna University.

Dhaka Declaration on Bangladesh Environment

The International Conference on Bangladesh Environment, ICBEN 2000, held on January 14-15 2000, in Dhaka brought together over 500 Bangladeshi participants, from various segments of the society, both home and abroad. The Conference was organized jointly by POROSH (Poribesh Rakka Shopoth), BEN (Bangladesh Environment Network of non-resident Bangladesh citizens) BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) and CEN (Coalition of Environmental NGOs). Another about 60 organizations, including Universities, Research institutions, professional associations, government agencies and above all NGOs dealing with environment joined as co-organizers. Deliberations held in 20 technical sessions, in five parallel streams, yielded a set of recommendations for action by the people and the Government of Bangladesh. These recommendations were adopted as The Dhaka Declaration on Bangladesh Environment.(Enclosed: Dhaka Declaration on Bangladesh Environment, English Version)

14-15 January, 2000 “ICBEN-2000”

The “International Conference on Bangladesh Environment (ICBEN)-2000” held at BUET, organized jointly by ‘Porosh’, Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), BUET and Coalition for Environmental NGOs (CEN).


BEN-Japan Conferences

5th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, 2014

4th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, 2013

3rd International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, 2012

2nd International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, 2011

International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, 2010