Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is a think tank in Bangladesh working to develop national capabilities in addressing resource management, environment and development (RMED) issues by use of existing intellectual, technology and manpower.[1] It was set up in 1984 by Saleemul Huq who became the first executive director of the organization.[2] BCAS addresses sustainable development through four interactive themes:[3]

Partners and projects Edit

BCAS is a part of the National Environmental Action Plan, particularly in the areas of ozone depletion, fisheries management, social forestry and coastal zone management, and the Dhaka Municipal Management Reforms project. It serves as the international secretariat for both the Global Forum on Environment and Poverty, constituted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 by over 400 NGOs, and the Climate Action Network for South Asia and is an active participant in the Global Environmental Facility. It has also worked for and received funding from Ford Foundation, NORAD, USAID, DANIDA, CIDA, WHO, UNDP and ADB. It also maintains a close link with the University of California, Berkeley; Yale University; Agricultural University, Norway; Sanford Flaming College, Canada; IIED, London; and IUCN, Geneva.[1]

Organization Edit

The centre successfully continues its research activities in South Asia.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh Archived 2008-06-19 at the Wayback Machine, Urban Management Programme - Asia Partner Institutions, UNDP/UNCHS, Retrieved: 2007-11-27
  2. ^ Dr.Saleemul Huq Archived 2004-12-27 at the Wayback Machine, South South North: Country team, Retrieved: 2007-11-27
  3. ^ Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Political Institutes/Schools of Governance/Research & Policy Centers: Bangladesh, Center for Asia Pacific Women in Development, Retrieved: 2007-11-27