ACD-SANDEE Research and Writing Workshop 2015

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Research and Writing Workshop in Environmental and Resource Economics

Jointly organized by SANDEE and ACD
Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
May 24 – 28, 2015

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Research and Writing Workshop in Environmental and Resource Economics
Jointly organized by SANDEE and ACD
Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
May 24 – 28, 2015
Session Chairs:
Day 1 – Morning (Heman D. Lohano)/Afternoon (Enamul Haque)
Day 2 – Morning (Mani Nepal)/Afternoon (Saudamini Das)
Day 3 – Morning (Ziaul Haider)
Day 5 – Morning (Enamul Haque)/Afternoon (Heman D. Lohano)
Time distribution for Presentations:
Initial Presentations – 15 minutes presentation and 30 minutes discussions
Final Presentations – 10 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussions
Lecture/Key Note – 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussions
Resource Persons & Staff: Saudamini Das(SD); Ziaul Haider (ZH); Enamul Haque (EH); Anuradha Kafle (AK); Heman D. Lohano (HL); Mani Nepal (MN); Atonu Rabbani (AR)
Rapportuer: Kindly write the comments received for the presenter and share with him/her after their presentation
ACD support persons: Ontiq Dey (OD) and Nabila Hye (NH)

ONE TO ONE SESSIONS: Group 1  Group 2  Group 3

Day 1 – Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Revised Final 24 May)

Timing Activity Presenter Title Discussants Rapportuer
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
08.45 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.30 Inaugural Session EH/AK/HL/OD Introduction ACD/SANDEE – Objective of the workshop
09.30 – 10.30 Lecture 1 (RP) AKE Haque Surge in Solar Powered Homes: Experience from Bangladesh
10.30 – 10.45 Group Photograph
10.45 – 11.00 Tea Break
Initial Presentations, Day 1
11.00 – 11.45 Concept Note 1 Debasish Kumar Das An assessment of environmental and economic benefits of solar home systems-Evidence from off-grid households in south-western Bangladesh EH/HL  Fathmath  Shadiya
11.45 – 12.30 Concept Note 2 Muhammad Shahrukh Rahman Potentiality of Solar Pump use for sustainable irrigation in Bangladesh ZH/SD  Shuvra  Roy
12.30 – 13.15 Concept Note 3 Hasan Imtiaj Islam Economic Cost-benefit analysis of the Solar Home Systems (SHS) in selective Haor Areas of Bangladesh EH/HL  Krishna Kumar  Saha
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch Break
14.15 – 15.00 Concept Note 4 Abdullah-Al-Baki Chowdhury Adopt or Not: An Investigation into Consumer Investment Decision for Solar Home System Installation in Rural Areas of Bangladesh MN/ZH  Mohammod Akbar  Kabir
15.00 – 15.45 Concept Note 5 Duke Ghosh Renewable Energy in India and Nepal: An analysis of policies and economics ZH/SD Morsalina Khatun
15.45 – 16.15 Tea Break
16.15 – 17.00 Concept Note 6 Eshita Gupta Evaluating Welfare Bene…fits of Using Solar Pumps for Ground Water Irrigation in India SD/EH Mohammad Alamgir Hossain
20.00 – 21.00 Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Monday, May 25, 2015

Timing Activity Presenter Title Discussants Rapportuer
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
Initial Presentations, Day 2
09.00 – 09.45 Lecture 2 (RP) Saudamini Das Measuring Private Adaptation Cost of Urban informal workers to heat stress
09.45 – 10.30 Concept Note 7 Md. Manjur Morshed Examining the Externality Cost of Shrimp Culture in Rice Fields During Rainy Season: An Evidence from Satkhira District, Bangladesh MN/HL Debasish
10.30 – 11.00 Tea Break
11.00 – 11.45 Concept Note 8 Shuvra Roy Assessing links between coastal wetland ecosystem services and poverty alleviation of the coastal communities of Bangladesh SD/ZH Md. Shahrukh
11.45 – 12.30 Concept Note 9 Krishna Kumar Saha The Common Health Hazards in Hazaribag Tannery, Bangladesh ZH/MN Hasan Imtiaj Islam
12.30 – 13.15 Concept Note 10 Mohammod Akbar Kabir Firms’ Willingness to Pay to Improve Water Quality for Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in Bangladesh: Case of the River Buriganga MN/SD Abdulla – Al – Baki
13.15 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 15.00 Concept Note 11 Fathmath Shadiya Exploring economic benefits of aerobic composting: a case study from Maldives HL/MN Eshita Gupta
15.00 – 15.45 Concept Note 12 Morsalina Khatun Farmer’s Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events through Pumpkin Cultivation at Char Areas in the Northern Region of Bangladesh EH/HL Duke Ghosh
15.45 – 16.15 Tea Break
16.15 – 17.00 Concept Note 13 Mohammad Alamgir Hossain Economic and Environmental Benefits of Jute Production and Use EH/HL Manjur Morshed
20.00 – 21.00 Dinner

Day 3 – Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (revised on 25 May 2015)

Timing Activity
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
08.30 – 10.30 Proposal Writing, Data Collection and Methodology – Issues and Challenges
Lecture 3 (RP) Ziaul Haider Data collection and Methodology challenges
Lecture 4 (RP) Mani Nepal Literature Review
Lecture 5 (RP) Heman D. Lohano How to Write a Good Research Proposal
10.30  – 10.45 Tea/Coffee
10.45 – 11.30 One to One Session – Majur Morshed with HL/EH/MN
11.30 – 13.00 Group 1 (Enam/Heman) Group 2 (Saudamini/Ziaul/Mani)
Fathmath Shadiya Shuvra Roy
Mohammad Alamgir Krishna Kumar Saha
Morsalina Khatun Mohammod Akbar Kabir
13.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 19.30 Field Visit
20.00 – 21.00 Dinner

Day 4 – Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Timing Activity
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
08.30 – 09.15 Concept Note 14 Sohel Sarwar
PhD scholar
Modelling ecosystem services and human well-being using system dynamic approach
09.15 – 13.00 One to One Sessions
Group 3 Group 4
Group 5 Group 6
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
Reading and Preparation (All Presenters)
20.00 – 21.00 Dinner

Day 5 – Thursday, May 28, 2015

Timing Activity Presenter Title Discussants
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
Final Presentations, Day 5
09.00 – 09.40 Lecture 6 (RP) Atonu Rabbani
09.40 – 10.00 Concept Note 1 Debasish Kumar Das An assessment of environmental and economic benefits of solar home systems-Evidence from off-grid households in south-western Bangladesh EH/HL
10.00 -10.20 Concept Note 2 Muhammad Shahrukh Rahman Potentiality of Solar Pump use for sustainable irrigation in Bangladesh ZH/AR
10.20 – 10.40 Concept Note 3 Hasan Imtiaj Islam Economic Cost-benefit analysis of the Solar Home Systems (SHS) in selective Haor Areas of Bangladesh EH/HL
10.40 – 11.00 Tea Break
11.00 – 11.20 Concept Note 4 Abdullah-Al-Baki Chowdhury Adopt or Not: An Investigation into Consumer Investment Decision for Solar Home System Installation in Rural Areas of Bangladesh MN/ZH
11.20 – 11.40 Concept Note 5 Duke Ghosh Renewable Energy in India and Nepal: An analysis of policies and economics ZH/AR
11.40 – 12.00 Concept Note 6 Ishita Gupta Evaluating Welfare Bene…ts of Using Solar Pumps for Ground Water Irrigation in India EH/AR
12.00 – 12.20 Concept Note 7 Shuvra Roy Assessing links between coastal wetland ecosystem services and poverty alleviation of the coastal communities of Bangladesh ZH/AR
12.20 – 12.40 Concept Note 8 Md. Manjur Morshed Examining the Externality Cost of Shrimp Culture in Rice Fields During Rainy Season: An Evidence from Satkhira District, Bangladesh MN/HL
12.40 – 13.00 Concept Note 9 Fathmath Shadiya Exploring economic benefits of aerobic composting: a case study from Maldives ZH/HL
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 14.20 Concept Note 10 Mohammod Akbar Kabir Firms’ Willingness to Pay to Improve Water Quality for Environmentally Sustainable Industrial Development in Bangladesh: Case of the River Burigang MN/AR
14.20 – 14.40 Concept Note 11 Krishna Kumar Saha The Common Health Hazards in Hazaribag Tannery, Bangladesh ZH/MN
14.40 – 15.00 Concept Note 12 Morsalina Khatun Farmer’s Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events through Pumpkin Cultivation at Char Areas in the Northern Region of Bangladesh MN/HL
15.00 – 15.20 Concept Note 13 Mohammad Alamgir Hossain Economic and Environmental Benefits of Jute Production and Use EH/HL
15.20  – 16.00 Evaluation and Wrap Up/Departure
20.00 – 21.00 Dinner