INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BANGLADESH ENVIRONMENT- 2002
19-21 December, 2002, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Announcement and Call for Papers
Environmental degradation poses a serious challenge for Bangladesh. Overcoming
this challenge requires unity of environmental experts and activists and
a strong civic movementwith participation of citizens from all walks of
life. International Conference on Bangladesh Environment-2000 (ICBEN-2000)
was conceived with this spirit and organized during January 14-15, 2000.
The "DHAKA DECLARATION"and the conference volume "BANGLADESH ENVIRONMENT-2000"
were published following the conference. There has been considerable success
in uniting pro-environment forces of Bangladesh since ICBEN-2000. It has
led to the formation of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), the common
platform of pro-environmental forces of Bangladesh.
Several environmental campaigns, including 'Buriganga Bachao Andolon,'
'Campaign against Air Pollution,' 'Sundarban Bachao Conference,' Environmental
Health Conference etc. have been organized under the auspices of BAPA.
Some of these have had notable success. BAPA has achieved considerable
organizational development too. The goal is now to consolidate this success
and raise the environment movement and environment protection efforts in
Bangladesh to a new level.
In pursuance of the resolution of the International Conference on Bangladesh
Environment-2000 and the "DHAKA DECLARATION" , Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon
(BAPA) [Bangladesh Environment Movement] is pleased to announce that
ICBEN-2002 will be held during December 19-21 of 2002 in Dhaka, the capital
The main objectives of the conference
- To take stock of the progress that has been made since ICBEN-2000 in controlling
the processes of environmental degradation in Bangladesh;
- To analyze the current environmental problems of Bangladesh and formulate
appropriate solutions for them;
- To provide impetus to the organizational efforts of the civil society
directed toward protection of environment in Bangladesh.
To achieve the above objectives, ICBEN-2002 will have a dual format, similar
to the one adopted for ICBEN-2000. Thus, ICBEN-2002 will have two types of
- Expert Sessions, which will serve as forums for expert level discussion of the environmental
problems of Bangladesh; and
- General Sessions, exhibitions, rallies and other such activities are meant to raise the level of civic
consciousness and interest in environmental issues and broaden the interaction
between political leaders & workers, government officials, academicians,researchers and activists
concerned with the environment of Bangladesh.
BAPA on an urgent basis formed a Technical Committee with the
responsibility for selecting the possible subjects to be dealt with in the
expert sessions and inviting papers from contributors. BAPA will also form
other necessary committees to help organize the conference. BAPA National
Committee and BAPA Executive Committee will have the overall organizational
responsibility of the conference.
Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) has assumed the responsibility of
organizing the input to ICBEN-2002 of non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) and
members of the international community. To this end, BEN will form its own
committees as necessary.
As ICBEN-2000, the participants in the conference will represent a confluence
of all forces concerned with the protection of environment. Academicians,
researchers, experts, activists, policy makers, public officials and political
leaders from both government and opposition will converge in the conference. Attempts
will be made to obtain support and participation of international community.
The NRBs are expected as usual to play a leading role in the conference. BAPA is of the view that a broad based social
involvement backed by adequate expert input and international support can
tackle the growing environmental problems of Bangladesh. BAPA therefore appeals
to all environment conscious citizens of Bangladesh to come forward to make
ICBEN-2002 a success.
Registration is not a prerequisite to attend the conference. The participants willing to join in lunches and
have their names published in the post-conference documents are required to
have their names registered. The registration fee will be Tk.200. (approx. US$5)- per participant.
The conference will be held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
CALL FOR PAPERS
Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA)is pleased to invite papers for presentation at the International Conference
on Bangladesh Environment, 2002 (ICBEN-2002) to be held December 19-21, 2002
in Dhaka. The Expert Sessions of ICBEN-2002 will focus on all major environmental
problems of Bangladesh. The environmental topics to be covered in the conference are broadly classified as
- Arsenic Problems
- Air pollution
- Noise Pollution
- Indoor environment
- Water Pollution
- Soil Pollution
- Urban Problems
- Waste Management
- Bio-diversity Conservation
- Environment and Development
- Management of Water Bodies
- Global Warming
- Energy issues
- Health Issues
- Environment and Law
- Environment and Civil Society
- Any other related Issues
Depending on interest, number and quality of papers, this list can be later extended and/or modified. Based
on peer reviewers' input, the Expert Sessions Committee of ICBEN-2002 will
make all decisions regarding selection of papers to be presented at ICBEN-2002
and inclusion in the ICBEN-2002 conference volume(s) entitled "BANGLADESH
For the general sessions, the topics and presenters will be selected by BAPA in due time. In order to organize
the Expert Sessions, BAPA has formed a Committee with Prof. M. Feroze Ahmed
of BUET and Prof. Saleh A. Tanveer of Ohio State University as Co-conveners.
Important deadlines for paper submission:
- Last day for submission of one-page paper proposal: June 30, 2002.
- Notification of accepted proposals: July 5, 2002.
- Last day for submission of complete papers for review : August 15, 2002.
- Notification of accepted papers September 15, 2002
- Last day for submission of the revised papers: October 15, 2002.
Papers within Bangladesh should be submitted to:
Professor M. Feroze Ahmed
Department of Civil Engineering, BUET,
Telephones : (880 2) 9663693 ; Fax: (880 2) 9663695
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers outside Bangladesh should be submitted to:
Professor Saleh A. Tanveer
Department of Mathematics
Ohio Stae University, USA
Telephone : 614-292-5710 Fax : 614-292-1479
Dr. Masud Karim
Manager, International Air Quality
21 Queen Street East, Suite 201, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6W 3P1.
Tel: 905 455 7892, Fax: 905 455 2351