Conference - 2022

5th CSD Annual Conference on
Sustainable Development 2022

Unpacking Sustainability, Resilience, and Equity

13-15 October, 2022
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
Dhaka, Bangladesh

After a 2-year gap due to Covid-19 Pandemic, The 5th CSD Annual Conference on Sustainable Development 2022 will finally take place in person! This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary Conference is organized by CSD-ULAB, and like in past years, will bring together local and international experts from across the globe to explore the most pressing and nexus issues relating to the Sustainable Development Agenda. The focus of this year’s conference is on a number of interconnecting issues - climate change, blue growth, equity, migration, well-being, and resilience. This Conference offers a transdisciplinary space for academics, practitioners, and students working on transformations towards sustainability to come together in dialogue and practice.

The changing climate of our current world poses challenges to practically every domain of human society, from food security to health and well-being, and prosperity. It remains a challenge how measures taken to strengthen the capacity of society to adapt to a warming world can simultaneously carry forward the wider Sustainability Agenda enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals. Most pressing among these concerns is the need to manage and govern our natural resources in a way that promotes equitable outcomes, ensuring that the poorest and most marginalized groups, including women and minorities, can access the resources they need to reverse the entrenched exclusion that continues to make them the most vulnerable to a changing climate. This is among the most wicked of wicked problems, and constitutes a vital and wide-ranging research agenda for the decades ahead, both in Bangladesh and across the world.

Objective of the Conference

• To serve as an incubator for sharing current research and knowledge and to  facilitate the uptake of these into practice at the local, national and international  policy levels. 
• To highlight the latest findings and debates surrounding how we can actually embed sustainability in institutions, the wider agrarian question in the changing  climate, resilience, and gender. 
• To address key knowledge gaps and solutions; 
• To promote collaboration and partnerships, and 
• To stimulate uptake of the science into policy and action

Themes of the Conference

Day 1:  

  • Climate Change, Mental Health and Well-Being. 
  • The Migration Poverty Nexus, Informal Economy, Mobility of  Labor and Overall Well-Being of Migrants in the Megalopolises. Climate Displacement in South Asia.  

Day 2:  

  • Art Exhibition: NOCRISES- Creative Practices and Knowledge  Generation through Art Exhibition. 
  • HDWG: Making our Science more inclusive and impactful. 

Day 3:  

  • V2V: Viability of Small-Scale Fisheries – sharing successful  stories. 
  • V2V: Transboundary Opportunities and Challenges in the  Sunderbans Delta.
  • NOCRISES: Blue Economy Governance and Way forward in  Bangladesh.

Program Schedule

Advisory Members

  • Prof. Imran Rahman
         University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) 
  • Dr. Samiya Selim
         University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) 
  • Dr. Haseeb Irfanullah  
  • Farah Kabir  
  • Dr. Ingrid Van Putten 
  • Dr. Prateep Kumar Nayak 
  • Dr. Saleemul Huq 
  • Lisa Maddison 
  • Kyra Lilier  
  • Dr. Siddharth Narayan  
  • Dr. Nadine Heck 
  • Dr. Annette Breckwoldt 
  • Kate Baernighausen 
  • Dr. Marison Glaser

Sponsors & Partners