LEDARS organized a session titled Struggle of Coastal People to fight against climate change effect at the 2nd Global Gobeshona Conference which was hosted by International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) on March 27, 2022 under the theme of Locally Led Adaptation. However, ICCCAD organized the 2nd Gobeshona Global Conference on Research into Action was held from 27th March to 1st April- 2022. Gobeshona is a knowledge-sharing platform, initiated in January 2014. It aims to bring together the national and international Climate research community to encourage sharing and making climate change research in Bangladesh more effective. This year, the conference was held online (virtually) with many National, International participants and high-level guests aiming to host different geographical sessions from across the globe.
Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal, Executive Director, LEDARS; Mr. Jayanta Basu, Faculty, Calcutta University, Director, Environment Governed Integrated Organization (EnGIO); Mahmuda Akter, Research Consultant of ICCCAD were the key note speakers. Besides, Mr. Mirza Shawkat Ali, Director, Climate Change and International Convention, Dep. of Environment, Govt. of Bangladesh; Mr. Anshuman Das, Agricultural and natural resource activist, Sundarban, India ware the guest speakers. Three stories of the coastal people have been facilitated by the mentioned main facilitators such as strengthening the resilience initiative through locally lead adaptation action; A case of Bangladesh Sundarbans, assessing dynamics of migration process vis-a-vis community resilience case study Indian Sundarbans; Transformation, Co-production and Uncertainty in trans-boundary Sundarbans. The event has been moderated by Mr. Jayanta Basu, Faculty, Calcutta University.
Gobeshona platform seeks to address the quality of research being produced in Bangladesh by encouraging constructive discussion and feedback amongst researchers, making research more meaningful from the inception stage through to the completion stage, and resulting publications become effective for use in response to climatic impacts in Bangladesh.