Expert Group Training Workshop on Capacity Building of Environmental Statistics

Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 09:15

Dr. Sajidur Rahman, Assistant Professor, C3ER, BRAC University participated in a three-day long Expert Group Training Workshop on Capacity Building of Environmental Statistics held on 15-17 May 2017 at the training Room-03, Statistical Staff Training Institute, BBS (Level-7, Block-B), Parisankhyan Bhaban E-27/A, Agargaon, Dhaka-1207. The training was organized by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in collaboration with General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission. The objective of the capacity building initiative to strengthen the capacity for monitoring and evaluating of resilient targets and indicators of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). The initiative will also serve many purposes including poverty, environment, climate change, biodiversity and disaster-related policies and decisions in the near future. It will link environment/climate vulnerability data to poverty data and facilitate the use of these poverty-environment linked resilient indicators for specific policies, budgets and investment. Dr. Michael Bordt, Regional Adviser on Environmental Statistics of ESCAP and Mr. Mark Eigenraam, Director, Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting, Australia and Regional Consultant of UNDP-UNPEI provided support as an international technical expert.