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Category: ‘Environment and biodiversity’

World Environment Day’ 14 observed

Rally on World Environment Day 2014 at Mirsarai

Baraiyadala National Park Committee organized rally and discussion meeting with the support of YPSA, Department of Forest (Chittagong North) and Upazila Administration at Mirsharai to mark the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2014.  The rally was inaugurated by Assistant [...]

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Human chain formed demanding reconstruction of Banshbaria Dam

Human chain

Demanding reconstruction of Banshbaria Dam, representatives from 20 local organizations and members of Youth Leaders Forum (YPSA-Leadership Development Program) joined their hands to form a human chain along Dhaka-Chittagong Highway near Banshbaria Union Parishad, Sitakund.

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Require integrated approach for rehabilitation of climate displaced people

Panel

Rehabilitation of climate displaced persons by the government and non-government sectors are, to date, insignificant in terms of the total number of displaced persons. Importantly, livelihood problems remain after the rehabilitation of displaced persons. There should be a rights-based solution [...]

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Consultation Meeting with Stakeholders of Cox’s Bazar on Climate Displacement held

Meeting at Zilla Parishad Conference Hall of Cox’s Bazar

“Cox’s Bazar city is now full of climate displaced peoples came from different vulnerable Upazilas of the Cox’sbazar district as well as different districts of the country. Their rights of housing, lands and property are totally absent here. As a [...]

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Forest dependent people received 20 million Taka from YPSA-BSRM Khet Khamar Project

Muhammad Ashraf Hossain, UNO handover cheque to the forest dependent people

2 groups of forest dependent people in Mirsharai Upazila received 20 million Taka (10 million each group) from YPSA-BSRM Khet Khamar Project at the office of Upazila Nirbahi Officer on 25 February 2014. Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Hossain, UNO, Mr. Fazle [...]

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Discussion meeting with media representative on climate displacement held

Meeting

YPSA organized discussion meeting with leading media representatives from print, online and electronic media for raising mass awareness on climate displacement issues held at Pitstop restaurant of Chittagong on 10 February. Journalists were asked to publish news / documentary about [...]

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Coastal Kids art competition on climate displaced peoples held

Group photo

YPSA and William Carey Academy, Chittagong jointly organized “Coastal Kids Art Competition” with the support of Coastal Kids Project of Displacement Solutions on January 22, 2014. Students of class five and Six of William Carey Academy attended the art competition [...]

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Advocacy Meeting with stakeholders on climate displacement issues held at Mirsarai

Meeting

Peoples of Mirsarai coastal area frequently suffered by river erosion, salinity intrusion, arsenic water contamination and strong tidal surges. There were 20 km long mangrove forest along the embankment to protect from sea level rise and massive erosion. But now [...]

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Orientation workshop for strengthening capacity of the School Management Committees held

Group photo

“Strengthening capacity of the School Management Committees would help them to integrate their roles for assuring sustainable option of safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion” speaker said in a two-day orientation workshop for the School Management Committees arranged by YPSA [...]

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Forest dependent people of Mirsarai Upazila receive donation

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf hossain, Upazila Nirbahi Officer distributed the cheque to the leaders of Khaiyachara and Baroiadala National Park Co-Management Committee

Forest dependent people of Mirsarai Upazila received donation of 350000 Taka from YPSA and Arannayk Foundation in an occasion held at the office of Mirsarai Upazila Nirbahi Officer on 30 December 30, 2013. Mr. Muhammad Ashraf hossain, Upazila Nirbahi Officer [...]

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Construction work of water and sanitation facility for the Abdul Bari Government Primary School started

inaugural program

Construction work of water and sanitation facility for the Abdul Bari Government Primary School has been inaugurated by Mr. Mohammad Taiyab, 18 East Bakolia Ward Commissioner of Chittagong City Corporation on 26 December 2013. YPSA is implementing a project “Climate [...]

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Climate Change Adaption by Ensuring Water and Sanitation Facility in Cyclone Shelter project inaugurated

Inaugural

YPSA is implementing a project “Climate Change Adaption by Ensuring Water and Sanitation Facility in Cyclone Shelter” funded by Every Drop Matters (EDM), a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company. YPSA has started to [...]

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One to one advocacy for ensuring housing land and property rights of climate displaced people held

One to one advocacy with Mr. Mostafa Kamal Pasa, Member of Parliament of Sandwip

One to one advocacy with the local government and influential persons for ensuring housing land and property rights of climate displaced people held in Sandwip (An island near Chittagong). YPSA’s project team members met with Mr. Mostafa Kamal Pasa (Member [...]

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Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Climate Displacement Issue held at Sandwip

Meeting

Continuous sea-level rise and massive erosion, both manifestations of global climate change, are shrinking the size of Sandwip upazila and this is on the verge of disappearance. Climate displaced people are common phenomenon in this upazila and the number of [...]

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Contract Signed for “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)”

Contract singing between Mr.Farid Uddin Ahmed , Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation (AF) and Mr.Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

YPSA and Arannayk Foundation (AF) recently made an official contract to implement a comprehensive long term project called “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)” . The Bangladesh Forest Department , Ministry of Environment and Forest (BFD) , [...]

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Coastal Kids Debate Competition 2013 on “Climate Change and Climate Displaced People” ended

Partcipants of the final round at Coastal Kids Debate Competition and Guests

Sitakund Girls School defeats P.H. Amin Academy and becomes champion at the final round of Coastal Kids Debate Competition 2013 organized by YPSA on 3rd October at Chittagong Police Institution Auditorium. Topic of the final round was “Climate Change is [...]

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Stakeholder Consultation on Climate Displacement Issues at Banskhali Upazilla

Stakeholder Consultation on Climate Displacement Issues at Banskhali Upazilla

YPSA organized a stakeholder consultation meeting with the GOs, NGOs and Civil Society group working for Climate Displaced People under YPSA-HLP rights initiative project at Upazilla Officer’s Club of Banskhali on 24th September’13 supported by Displacement Solutions. This event chaired [...]

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Advocacy for ensuring HLP rights of climate displaced people

Meeting with Mr. Baker Bhuiyan (Chairman of Sitakunda Upazilla )

YPSA started advocacy with local government from Mirsharai, Sitakund and Banskhali Upazilla for ensuring Housing, Land and Property rights of climate displaced people. HLP project team members brief the target government officials and local elected representatives on HLP program and [...]

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Advocacy with Political Leaders and Administration for ensuring rights of Climate Displaced People

YPSA team with Mr. Al-Haj Jafrul Islam Chowdhury MP 292 Chittagong-15, Bangladesh Parliament

Advocacy with key stakeholders are very important if we want policy changes and effective use of policies. During the visit of Displacement solution’s representative Mr. Ezekiel Simperingham to Bangladesh, YPSA tried to accelerate this advocacy process to sensitize the policy [...]

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Advocacy Workshop with Chittagong Bar Association on “Ensuring rights of climate displaced people in Bangladesh’ held

Md. Kamal Uddin, Secretary of Chittagong Bar Association addressing

YPSA organized advocacy meeting with the legal groups and lawyers association in Chittagong at Chittagong Bar Association auditorium for sharing the rights of climate change displaced persons in Bangladesh under YPSA-HLP rights initiative project on 26th August’13 supported by Displacement Solutions. Md. [...]

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