How the People of Bagerhat Are Fighting Against Climate Change

"The local people are the faces of resilience"

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Afroza Khan Mita, Regional Director of the Department of ArchaeologyCyArk

Afroza Khan Mita, Regional Director, Regional Directorate Office, Department of Archaeology, Khulna: “Bangladesh has become a danger zone from these climate change phenomena. It is like cancer. We need to catch it early, without letting it reach its last stages."  

Afroza Khan Mita, Regional Director, Department of Archaeology, Bagerhat BangladeshCyArk

"...We can still help those sites live a longer, sustainable life."  

Saleemul Huq, Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development, BangladeshCyArk

Saleemul Huq, Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh
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Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Center for Climate Change and Development: “Bangladesh's emissions are minuscule, less than 1 percent of global emissions. We are doing what we can to reduce it. We should do and we are. But it doesn't make a difference..."  

Ladder to the Roof of a Bagerhat Mosque (2019-05) by CyArkCyArk

Saleemul Huq, Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh
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"...On the other hand, the other aspect of the climate change problem – which is now becoming reality – is no longer something that will happen in the future.”

Police in Bagerhat (2019-05) by CyArkCyArk

Shaila Shahid, Senior Adviser on Climate Change Disaster Risk reduction and Gender, International Center for Climate Change and Development: “The local people are the faces of resilience, they are the first responders."   

Shaila Shahid, Senior Advisor at the ICCCAD, BangladeshCyArk

Shaila Shahid, Senior Advisor at the ICCCAD, Bangladesh
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"And they are working on their own, without external support.” 

Jennifer KhademCyArk

Jennifer Khadim, Youth Program coordinator at the International Center for Climate Change and Development: “At ICCCAD we're trying to bring in as many young people as possible, especially as students. It is easier to make them understand that these are the problems they need to find solutions for."  

Children Taking Photographs of the 60 Dome Mosque in Bagerhat (2019-05) by CyArkCyArk

"...Because these young people are the ones facing most of the challenges in the future.”    

Saleemul Huq, Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development, BangladeshCyArk

Saleemul Haq: “Bangladesh. I would say is now well on the way, to transforming from being the most vulnerable country to becoming one of the most resilient countries, and that's our aim by 2030. We haven't solved problems of climate change ... "  

Flying Drones with Locals of Bagerhat (2019-05) by CyArkCyArk

".. but we're going up the learning curve faster than anybody else.”

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This project was made possible through a collaboration between the Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.    

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