IHDP Knowledge Transfer Database

National Contact Point Bangladesh

Prof. Aminur Rahman was first made aware of IHDP in Katmandu, Nepal in Summer 2000 in connection with IUCN's Regional EIA programme. He thereafter contacted the IHDP Secretariat on his own initiative to apply for a Seed Grant to develop a national inventory on HDGEC institutions and research activities in Bangladesh and ultimately form a National Committee for IHDP. A proposal was submitted to IHDP in 2002 and a strong relationship was established with the IHDP Secretariat liaison. The National Contact Point was created formally in November 2002. Prof. Aminur Rahman and colleagues at the School of Business, as well as at the School of Environmental Science at the Independent University of Bangladesh were involved. The NCP aims at creating research and awareness of human-environment research in Bangladesh with a view to produce quantitative as well as qualitative research conducive to the HDGEC community. It also helps promote and coordinate research among like-minded institutions and individuals in the country and region.