Saturday, 6 August 2011

Climate Change Caravan in Bangladesh, Nov-Dec 2011

From the 15th of November to the 4th of December 2011, a climate change caravan will journey across the length of Bangladesh. From Sonarhat in the north to Barisal in the south, the caravan will cover 18 different sub districts in the country to gather together people's stories of climate change, gender and food sovereignty. Organized by Bangladesh Krishok Federation and Bangladesh Kishani Sabha (see the Via Campesina report on BKS workshops in Climate Change and Bangladesh), the caravan is a unique opportunity for people across the world to get a view from below and learn from ordinary Bengalis.

Oct 2010 mass march: photo BKS

Workshops, education programs, and connecting with international solidarity groups are part of the movement across Bangladesh. The country and its people are already experiencing the impacts of climate change: more frequent cyclones, droughts, and rising sea levels.

BKF and BKS appeal to people from various parts of the world to join this caravan. The cost incurred by participants from the northern countries will also be used to support a Bangaldeshi or a South Asian to participate in the Caravan. The deadline for applying is the 24th of August --  info can be found here.
Thanks to for this advance notice.

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