Bangladesh: Leader in Nature-based Solutions Webinar

Interested in learning more about Bangladesh and their goal of becoming the world leader in Nature-based Solutions?! Register today and join our webinar on September 23rd from 9:00-10:00 CET. The program will consist of three speakers presentations followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The three speakers are ir. Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Dr. Saleemul Huq and Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah! Director of EcoShape, ir. Henk Nieboer, will moderate the webinar and panel discussion.


Our first speaker, ir. Catharien Terwisscha van Scheltinga, is currently Senior Researcher of Water Management in Deltas at Wageningen University & Research. She is also the Director of Project Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh and International Secretariat at Delta Alliance. She is a highly competent international water professional with a trans-disciplinary focus, combining knowledge areas like water management, climate change, gender, education, irrigation, agriculture, policy, and relate them to change processes. During the webinar she will speak on the background of Bangladesh and it’s Delta.

Following ir. Terwisscha van Scheltinga presentation, Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah will present on the current happenings of Nature-based Solutions in Bangladesh and their goal of becoming a world leader in these solutions. Dr. Irfanullah is an independent consultant working on environment, climate change and research system. He has worked for different international environmental and development organisations, academic and research institutions, donors, and the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities. His working areas include natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, community-based adaptation, disaster risk management, capacity building on research system, and translating research into policy and action.

The last speaker, Dr. Saleemul Huq, will speak on knowledge infrastructure/initiatives and the ambitions of Nature-based Solutions in Bangladesh and worldwide. Dr. Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). He also holds the Senior Fellow position at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). His expertise lies on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries. Recent activities of Dr. Huq have been focused on building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in UNFCCC. Dr. Huq has an interview featured on our website as well as in our book that was published at the beginning of this year.