Advisory Committee for ‘Ecosystems for Life’ project established

24 February 2011 | News story

‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ aims to improve integrated management of riverine ecosystems in South Asia.  

Through dialogue, research and advocacy efforts, this initiative was formed in 2010 by NAC Bangladesh and NAC India.

Its advisory committee met for the first time on 7 February 2011 in Dhaka to finalise issues of joint research.

The committee comprises the National Advisory Committee (NAC) members of Bangladesh and India. It was constituted to strengthen the ‘Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative’ and act as a bridge for the dialogue process between government and civil society at the regional level.

Each committee comprises eight members and includes prominent professionals, legislators, diplomats, researchers and academics at the national, regional and international levels.

Ms Aban Marker Kabraji, Regional Director of IUCN Asia, provided the opening remarks for the meeting. Ms Kabraji, Dr Q. K. Ahmed, Co-Chair of NAC Bangladesh, and Mr Ashok Jaitly, Co-Chair of NAC India, were nominated as Co-Chairs for the Initiative's Project Advisory Committee.

NAC Bangladesh and NAC India also held secondary individual meetings throughout the day.

For more information, please contact:

Bushra Nishat
Project Manager
Ecosystems for Life: A Bangladesh-India Initiative
IUCN Bangladesh
House 11, Road 138
Gulshan, Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2 9890395 ext 111
E-mail: Bushra.NISHAT@iucn.org