Register & Enroll online cost free and then you will receive a link.
This will allow you to read, study materials and watch the lecture videos.
Upon completion of the course, through attending online quiz, a joint certificate will be issued by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh and University of Portsmouth, UK.
The E-learning course titled ‘Blue Governance of Bangladesh Delta’ focuses on the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, Bangladesh. This course has been developed by the University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Blue Governance (UK) in collaboration with the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh (BSMRMU). The course forms part of a wider project by the two project partners that applies the blue governance approach to improve the resilience and health of delta social-ecological systems by developing governance mechanisms that account for specific land-sea processes and challenges. This is especially vital to developing countries, like Bangladesh, where more than 100 million people live on the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, of which 30 million live in poverty. People depend on river flows and natural tides for ecosystem services, so governance of deltas must encompass the interactions at the interface of land and sea. However, current management is typically an extension of land or sea policies and has limited accounting for interactions between the two systems. Blue governance is a holistic and multidisciplinary approach facilitating the decision-making structures and processes for the sustainable development of aquatic resources. It is an ideal approach to develop policies bridging land and sea systems to improve the governance of deltas.
The intended audience of this course is early-career professionals, researchers, stakeholders, teachers, students and any individuals with an interest in blue governance, resource management and specifically the governance of Bangladesh Deltas.
The ‘Blue Governance of Bangladesh Delta’ has four major themes under which there are thirteen modules. The resource persons of this course are renowned and experienced researchers and professors from Bangladesh and the UK.
|Physical context of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta
|1. Bangladesh Blue Economy and Blue Governance
|Prof. Pierre Failler, UoP
|2. Geomorphology of the delta and climate change
|Dr. Mohammed Hoque, UoP
|3. Opportunités and challenges of the GBM delta and Bay of Bengal vis-à-vis climate change impact
|Prof. Aftab Alam Khan, BSMRMU
|4. Present status of the ecosystem and species diversity in the Bengal Delta
|Prof Mostafa A R Hossain, BAU
|5. Marine biodiversity and coastal vulnerability in mangrove ecosystems in Bangladesh
|Prof. M Raknuzzaman, Dept. of Fisheries, DU
|6. Economic valuation of ecosystem services of the delta
|Prof. Reazur Rahman, IWFM, BUET
|Key thematic topics
|7. Coastal aquaculture in dynamic delta
|Prof. Nazmul Ashan, Dept. of Fisheries & Marine Resource, Khulna University
|8. Marine pollution in the delta
|Prof. Abdus Salam Dept. of Chemistry, DU
|9. Architectural response to climate change and infrastructuraldevelopment in the coastal area of Bangladesh
|Mr. Francis Graves, UoP
|Policies and selected actions
|10. Blue socio-economicpolicies and coastalcommunities
a. Prof. Rumana Islam, Dept of Law, DU
b. Prof. Leila Choukroune, UoP
|11. Marine Spatial Planning and Sustainable Management of Blue Resources in the Bay of Bengal
|Dr. Ashraful Alam, BSMRMU
|12. Bangladesh Delta Plan: A holistic approach
|Md. Taufiqul Islam, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Bangladesh
|13. Unlocking the potentials of blue Biotechnology for sustaining ecological balance of Bangladesh
|Dr. Nazir Hossain, BSMRMU