LGED-ADPC Conducts Workshop on Climate Change Risk for Rural Roads in Bangladesh

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Online Desk: On 12 July 2022 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka, the Department of Local Government Engineering (LGED) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) jointly organized the Identification of Climate Change Vulnerability and Criticality Indicators for Rotorindic. The workshop was jointly organized by the Climate Resilience Local Infrastructure Center (CRLIC) of the Department of Local Government Engineering (LGED) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). At the workshop, engineers and university teachers at various levels expressed their views to identify weaknesses and complex indicators of LGED’s road and road infrastructure. The indicators are discussed in groups in the workshop. Mr. Anish Joshi, GIS Specialist, ADPC and Mrs. Sheikh Nawrin Laila, Resilient Transport Specialist, ADPC spoke on the topic. Note that ADPC is implementing a five-year regional project on climate adaptation and resilience for South Asia called ‘CARE’ with the support of the World Bank. The Care for South Asia project is helping the region build resilience to climate change by improving access to regional information and knowledge, creating guidelines, tools and capabilities, and promoting climate-tolerant decisions, policies and investments in key sectors. ADPC is working with LGED in Bangladesh to strengthen the development of evidence-based resilient policies, strategies and operations to promote the resilient transport sector.

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