Promoting Awareness and Transparency in the Fight Against Flooding in Bangladesh and the Global South

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

9 AM

A live streamed event. Advanced registration required. 


How can people be given a greater awareness of who is responsible for offering climate adaptation projects?  How might these be distinguished from disaster management? How can government accountability be developed?

Panelists include:

Sk. Tawfique M. Haque

Chairs the Department of Political Science and Sociology of North South University (NSU), Bangladesh and director of the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG). He has taught in Norway, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal and published extensively (including three books and dozens of book chapters and articles) in the fields of administrative culture, models of governance, climate change, NGO accountability, local civil society, globalization and geopolitics.  He has directed several national surveys in Bangladesh and South Asia, including one on climate change vulnerability in 2019.

Sharaban Tahura Zaman

Environmental lawyer and academic based in Bangladesh, working to promote environmental and climate justice. Currently, she is serving as a full-time environmental law lecturer of the Department of Law and Department of Environmental Science & Management at the North South University and as a senior research fellow with the Centre for Climate justice- Bangladesh (CCJ-B). Ms. Zaman is also a Chevening Scholar and Bangladesh government delegate to the UN climate negotiations on issues of ‘compliance’ and ‘mitigation’. Currently, she is serving as a legal advisor of the LDCs Group member of the “Paris Agreement Compliance Committee.”

Teresa Kramarz

Associate Professor in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a Senior Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance research alliance, and Co-Director of the Accountability in Global Environmental Task Force.  Her two recent books published by MIT Press are “Global Environmental Governance and The Accountability Trap,” co-edited with Susan Park, and “Forgotten Values: The World Bank and Environmental Partnerships.” In addition to her scholarship she has extensive experience working on environmental governance and policy issues (including climate) with international agencies including the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.
R. David Simpson is a Senior Professorial Lecturer in American University’s School of International Studies and directs its programs in International Development, International Economic Relations, and Global Environmental Policy.  He has published widely on the economics of the environment and conservation.

Moderator: David Simpson

Global Environmental Politics, School of International Service (SIS), American University