-- Tea Break & Refreshment will be arranged by the organizer

-- Training Materials will be provided by the organizer

-- Seats are limited and will be served on 'First Come-First Serve' basis

-- Participants will be awarded certificates at the end of the session

Who Should Attend

-- Upazila Agriculture Officer (UAO)
-- Additional Upazila Agriculture Officer (AUAO)
-- Subject Matter Specialist (SMS)
-- Field Level Officer of NGO
-- Proghram Manager/Program Officer of NGO
-- Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer of NGO
-- LGED Officer of Upazila Level

Environmental Disaster Management for Risk Reduction

Date : 02 Jun 2012
Time : 10.00 PM - 06.00 PM
Fee  : 4000 BDT/Participant
Training venue :
Wings Center
House # 55, Road # 4A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Training Objective
Background/ Overview:

In Bangladesh various environmental disasters like drought, water-logging, flooding, salinity, low temperature (below 20ºc) etc severely affect crop growth and development resulting ultimate lower crop yield and quality. Flooding, water logging, salinity etc associated with monsoon rainfall, deposition of mud in the river channel, inadequate and improper drainage facilities due to unplanned road development, switch gate, dam embankment etc. Drought stress is environmental constrain for low rainfall belt and causes disastrous crop failure. In Bangladesh about 2-7 million hectares are vulnerable to drought hit every year. Low temperature (below 20ºc) affects germination/ bud sprouting causing gappy stand in the field and lower rate of tillering which ultimately reduce total yield. Flooding is usually a blessing as it enriches soil fertility and enhanced crop yield and quality. However, it becomes causes of human suffering when it exceeds normal level of inundation. It not only damage, it also seriously affect livestock and fish production. Flooding also has different dimensions like flash flood, stagnant flood and tidal flood. However, degree of damage depends on depth, duration, speed and growth stage of crop etc.

These environmental/ natural hazards affect food security, poverty, human nutrition and livelihood through mainly due to loss of flood production, reduced employment and income generating opportunities and often create immense misery to affected people. However, food security and livelihood might be improved through appropriate management of adverse effects of environmental hazards.

To enhance risk management knowledge of concern personnel to reduce risks of food security and livelihood development.
Training Content
>> Introduction:
-Brief overview of problems

>> Flood/ Water logging management strategies and action

>> Salinity management strategies and action

>> Drought management strategies and action

>> Open Discussion

Evaluation and Certificate Distribution Ceremony
Facilitator(s) Profile

M. A. Samad Miah
Ph.D (UK), Post Doc. (USA)
Former Director General
Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute
  Dr. M. A. Samad Miah obtained his B.Sc.Ag. (Hons) and M.Sc (Ag) degree in Crop Botany from the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Ph.D. degree in Crop Physiology (specialization on water stress physiology) from the University of Wales (UK) under Commonwealth Scholarship and Post Doctoral Training on Biotechnology from the Louisiana State University (USA) and also on Sugarcane production Technology from the Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research (IISR). He started his carrier as scientific officer at the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) and later joined at the Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute (BSRI) as senior scientific officer. He joined as Director Research on 30 April 2004 and as Director General on 19 April 2009 and continued until retirement on 28 February 2011. During his 33 years service at BINA/ BSRI he gathered practical experience on both research and administration. As a scientist he developed, supervised and implemented many research programs/ projects all over the country and gathered wide practical experience on environmental hazards like water logging, flood, salinity, drought, low temperature and developed many technologies/ techniques to mitigate effects of those hazards. As Director Research, he coordinated/ supervised research programs/ projects developed by 72 research scientists of 11 research disciplines. Besides he supervised several Masters and Ph.D. research students of different universities/ institutes. He worked as external examiner of BAU, Khulna University and University of Lucknow (India). He visited several countries (UK, USA, India, China, Mauritius, Singapore etc) and presented scientific/ country papers at international seminar/ conferences/ workshops etc. Besides he served as trainer of in service trainee officer/ extension workers/ farmers etc under BSRI’s training and communication programs.
Registration Details
Registration payment can be made by cash or A/C Payee cheque in favor of Business Express, before May 31, 2012, till 05:00 pm

Registration Point
Training Bangladesh, 18/5, Block - F, Ring Road, Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207

Mob: 01713 067708, 01912 836565, 01711 032527

Last date of registration: Thursday, 31 May 2012