Dr. Rohini Kamal, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), is leading BIGD's Environment and Climate Change research. She completed her PhD in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is also a Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University where she investigates environmental and distributional impacts of energy finance. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr Kamal worked at Urban Climate Change Research Network, a project under NASA/GISS and the Earth Institute, on using climate information for urban policy as part of her Master’s degree at Columbia University, New York.
As the world increasingly faces rising disasters, crises and conflict, insights from Bangladesh share how the most vulnerable communities can build resilience, and how supporting people to form the right networks is a more powerful investment than we may realise.
This Earth Day begins with the largest study on perceived climate risks ever conducted in Bangladesh. Commemorating Hugh Brammer’s work in Bangladesh, findings from the study drive home the need for ground-up, evidence-based experience to inform climate policy.
It is essential that countries in the Global South, particularly those vulnerable to climate change, lead the way in generating scientific knowledge. The global recognition of Saleemul Huq’s work shows that Bangladesh is well poised to take on this challenge.