Training on Climate Change and Human Rights

Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) implemented a two-day training workshop titled ‘Climate Change Impacts to the Human Rights Obligations: Policy spaces for safeguarding human rights under the UNFCCC’ during 26-27 May 2019 at the PKSF Seminar Hall. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF Chaired the training, Dr. Md. Helal Uddin, Director, NGOAB was as the special guest and Md Shamsuddoha, Chief Executive, CPRD mentored the programee.

The programee is also facilitated by Ms. Sanaiya Faheem Ansari, Executive Director, Network for Research and Training (NRT) titled “ Constitutional rights, major HR concerns, and the legal and institutional arrangements for ensuring human rights: Bangladesh context”. Dr Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed, Director, Environment and Climate Change Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) titled “Implication of Climate Change Impacts to the Human Rights Obligations: Policy spaces and options for safeguarding human rights under the UNFCCC process” Mr M Hafijul Islam Khan, Adviser to the LDC Group on Loss and Damage Negotiation at the UNFCCC, titled “Establishing Climate Justice and Human Rights Nexus”. S.M. Saify Iqbal, Senior Research Assistant, (CPRD) titled “Empirical experiences on the localized impacts of climate change”. Mr Mirza Shawkat Ali, Director, Climate Change and International Conventions Department of Environment, titled “Scope of addressing human rights in the national development/climate plans and strategies (e.g. National Adaptation Plan-NAP, Nationally Determined Contributions-NDC and National Mechanism on Loss and Damage, etc.) and Md Shamsuddoha, Chief Executive, CPRD with his session titled “Human rights obligations to the Paris Agreement and to the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs)“
On the opening speech, Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed says’ PKSF working on human rights and his dignity but we all need to work together. The training aimed at building the capacity of relevant government and NGO professionals on the Climate Change Impacts to the Human Rights.