ISFMRT 2023

Healthy Mangroves and Sustainable Fisheries
for Climate Resilient Coastal Community in South Asia

01-03 March, 2023, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

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About The Event

The fisheries and aquaculture sub-sector is vital for food security, income generation and export earnings for Bangladesh and many other coastal countries. However, the sustainability of this important sub-sector depends on the responsible management of aquatic resources and ecosystems that support replenishment of fisheries stock. Many species of fish occupying inland and marine waters of Bangladesh are dependent on interaction with mangroves in many ways. Their interactions are multifaceted, dynamic processes involving both inland and marine waters, forests, tidal regimes, geology and soils, climate and its changes, and the biotic components of the relevant ecosystems.

The fisheries-mangrove interactions also include the aspects of forestry tied to customary resource extraction by the coastal community and to the country's development needs. Thus, the responsible management of fisheries and aquaculture resources and the ecosystems upon which this important sub-sector depends has been a major challenge that needs to be addressed with empirically derived knowledge from south Asia and elsewhere. To this end, this symposium is intended to be a premier international forum to highlight global best practices on sustainable fisheries and forestry resource management and to facilitate partnerships and cooperation with academia, practitioner, industry, and policymakers.

Where

Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline,
Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

When

Wednesday to Friday
01-03 March, 2023

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Dr.vinitaapte

Dr. Vinita Apte

Founder Director, TERRE Policy Centre,
India

Milonsinha

Mr. Milon Sinha

Director, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society,
India

StefanHoller

Mr. Stefan Holler

Aquaculture expert, Naturland,
Germany

StefanHoller

Dr. Stefan Alfred Groenewold

Principal Advisor; GIZ,
Bangladesh

StefanHoller

Mr. Ralph Dejas

Project Manager, Global Nature Fund,
Germany

StefanHoller

Dr. Adolphe Oscar Debrot

Wageningen Marine Research
The Netherlands

nora

Dr. Nora Devoe

Research Program Manager for Forestry
Australia

Sadiqul

Sadiqul Awal

Lecturer, La Trobe University and Agriculture & Technology
Australia

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Inaugural Session

Registration

Guests and participants take their seats Announcer!!

Hubert Hirthe

Welcome Speech Welcome Speaker

Cole Emmerich

Speech by the special guests Special Guest Name

Cole Emmerich

Speech by the chief guest Cheif Guest Name

Vote of thanks Cheif Guest Name

Cole Emmerich

Closing Speech by the chair ??

Cole Emmerich

Keynote speech Keynote Speaker Name

Tea break

Session I

Cole Emmerich

Food security, coastal aquaculture and tidal forest nexus Speaker Name

Q&A Session for Robust aquaculture and value chain

Lunch break

Session 2

Cole Emmerich

Sustainable aquaculture and fisheries in south Asia

Q&A Session for Healthy mangroves and thriving coastal communities

Coffee and tea break

Session 3

Cole Emmerich

Ecosystem approach linking coastal livelihoods and biodiversity conservation

Registration

Cole Emmerich

Keynote speech Keynote Speaker Name

Tea break

Session 1

Cole Emmerich

Vulnerability context and coping strategy of coastal community against climate change Speaker Name

Q&A Session for Healthy mangroves and thriving coastal communities

Lunch break

Session 2

Cole Emmerich

Inclusive and equitable market and value chains development

Q&A Session for Healthy mangroves and thriving coastal communities

Tea break

Session 3 | Panel Discussion

Cole Emmerich

Policy options for climate resilient coastal food system in South Asia

Certificate giving and wrap-up

Field Trip (Dacope, Khulna)

  • Visit the world’s largest single mangrove forest
  • Close interaction with the IMA pilot farmers
  • Observe community-based fish processing, packaging and marketing facilities
  • Visit BANOJIBI (local community activities) on mangrove-based livelihoods, integrated farming

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Khulna University
Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

The greater Khulna region, the south-west part of Bangladesh has been characterized by a unique blend of different terrestrial and aquatic environments owing to its proximity to the Sundrabans, the world’s largest single-tract mangrove forest, the different salinity regime with dynamic aquifer and the fertile soil with alluvial soil deposition in Ganges delta. However, the recent agricultural and fisheries commodity based industrialization and rapid urbanization process have changed the pristine quality of this unique environment while their salient roles in the ecosystem’s functioning cannot be replaced. The responsible management of the resources and ecosystems upon which sustainable development of the country depends is a major challenge that needs to be addressed with empirically derived knowledge. Understanding such reality Khulna University started its operation in 1992 providing education, research and outreach activities in different fields of knowledge through problem-based learning with a focus on the country’s natural resource management on a sustainable basis.

Sponsors

Instructions for Preparation of Abstract

Title of Paper: The abstract title should be printed in Capitalize Each Word except preposition. Scientific names should be in italic font type. Font size: 12, Bold; Single line space (please see example).
Author(s): Font size: 11. Use * after the presenting author.
Affiliation: Mention the affiliation of all authors with superscript numeric marking. Only mention the email address of presenting author. (Font size: 10; single line space).
Maximum Length: One page
Page Size: Executive 7.25 x 10.5 inch.
Page Margins: 1 inch margin in all sides.
Font, Size and Spacing: Calibri; 11 and single space.
Paragraphs: Paragraphs should be separated by a blank space and should not be indented.
Affiliation: Mention the affiliation of all authors with superscript numeric marking. Only mention the email address of presenting author. (Font size: 10; single line space).
Figures and Tables: Figure/table are highly recommended in the abstract. Around one fourth of the page is recommended to allocate for figure/table. The figure/table should be included in camera-ready format or JPEG format.
Presenting author must be underlined.
Please prepare the abstract following this template and upload .
Deadline for Abstract submission: 4 February 2023

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

All poster presenters are required to register and submit the abstract as described above within the stipulated deadlines

Poster presentation and display schedule

There will be 2 poster sessions, one on each day in the afternoon, during 1-2 March 2023. However, the posters will be displayed throughout the days and, therefore, authors are responsible for setting up their poster in the afternoon of 28 February 2023 at the designated place. Each poster board will be identified by a poster number. Refer to the final program to confirm the number assigned to your poster presentation. Authors are asked to present their posters during the poster presentation sessions (4 to 5 pm) and during coffee breaks, to discuss their findings with participants and answer any questions.

Poster board dimensions

Poster boards will be provided to display poster presentation materials. The board size is 2.5 x 1 m and the poster size should be no larger than size A0 (1189 x 841 mm).

Mounting and supplies

Double-sided tape, push pin as well as other supplies for mounting will be available on site.

Preparing a poster

Follow the standard format of a scientific article that includes Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions; Acknowledgement (if necessary) for the poster content.

  • Title should be in large fonts (Arial >80 points) followed by authors' name and affiliations in separate lines and center justified. If wished, institute logos should be minimized in size and put next to the title.
  • Start with the Introduction at the upper left, finish with the Conclusions at the lower right, with methods and results and discussion filling the central space.
  • Use short sentences, simple words, and bullets to illustrate your points.
  • Text should be broken up by including graphics or photos.
  • Use a non-serif font (e.g., Arial) for the poster.
  • The poster (text and graphics) should be easily readable from a distance of 3-4 feet.
  • Use regions of empty space between poster elements to differentiate and accentuate these elements.
  • Graphics and tables should have a complete title and legend.
  • All images should be of enough resolution for printing on AO size.

Registration details

The complete registration form must be uploaded along with Registration fees submitted through Internet Banking to any of the following bank accounts:

  1. Bkash: 01914325072
  2. Account name: Prodhan, F.M.R.T. Discipline
    A/c No: 0200003439977
    Bank: Agrani Bank Limited
    Branch: Khulna University Branch, Bangladesh
    SWIFT Code: AGBKBDDH
    Routing Number: 010471690
Registration Fee
For Students (UG, PG & phD only;) 25 USD/ 500 BDT
For Researcher/Practioner 50 USD/ 1500 BDT
For Field trip* 100 USD/ 5000 BDT

Registration is mendatroy for all participants

International Scientific Committee

...
Dr. Vinita Apte
Founder Director, TERRE Policy Centre, India
...
Mr. Milon Sinha
Director, Nature Environment & Wildlife Society, India
...
Mr. Stefan Holler
Aquaculture expert, Naturland,
Germany
...
Dr Md. Nazmul Ahsan
Professor, Khulna University
...
Dr. Sarder Safiqul Islam
Professor, Khulna University

Organizing Committee

Dr. Md. Golam Sarower Convener

Professor & Head
Fisheries & Marine Resources Technology Discipline
Khulna University

Dr. Khandaker Anisul Huq Member

Professor
Fisheries & Marine Resources Technology Discipline
Khulna University

Dr. Mohammed Mostafa Member

Professor
Fisheries & Marine Resources Technology Discipline
Khulna University

Md. Maksudur Rahman Member

Chief Executive
Bangladesh Environment And Development Society

Dr. Md. Nazmul Ahsan Member

Professor
Fisheries & Marine Resources Technology Discipline
Khulna University

Dr. Ghausiatur Reza Banu Member

Professor
Fisheries & Marine Resources Technology Discipline
Khulna University

Dr. Muhammad Abdur Rouf Member

Professor
Fisheries & Marine Resources Technology Discipline
Khulna University

Expected outcome of the Symposium

Up until recently Bangladesh and other south Asian countries alike tended to follow a single-sector single-agency approach in resource management, which has had led to incremental revenue collection without investing much into conserving the very resource that the agency had been mandated over. Sectoral coordination is few and far between giving rise to tension, conflict of interest and inconsistent policies. Thus, collaboration, coordination and active networking among diverse actors are necessary for shifting from productionist paradigm to science-based judicious exploitation of natural resources. In this regard, the upcoming International Symposium would provide an ideal platform to discuss the program and policy needs and agree upon the ways of collaboration by mutually utilizing the strengths and opportunities of each stakeholder. In tangible terms, the following outcomes can be expected from successful organization of this symposium:

  • The symposium will create a good ecosystem and atmosphere for different stakeholders such as GOs, NGOs, researchers, practitioners and private sectors which will be helpful for strengthening the coordination and improving the relationships and understanding regarding the activities and future direction of each stakeholders’ in South Asia.
  • It will provide a good platform for knowledge sharing of the MSP actors from different ecological, political and economic backgrounds where they can share their experience and interests.
  • A future pathway of sustainable aquaculture in mangrove ecosystem, adaptation to global climate change, coastal protection and conservation of biological diversity will be identified by the collaboration of different Government, Non-government, researchers and international organization
  • Countries with different ecological, political and economic backgrounds can learn from each other through the continuous exchange of experience and interests. This will promote target-oriented cooperation and joint strategic planning involving relevant actors such as exporters, consumers in the local market and international players (other initiatives, etc.).
  • The symposium will facilitate and catalyze identifying the entry points for future interventions at the political level in the sense of a political representation of interests of the CSO partnership, like the partners will have the opportunities to influence the shaping of relevant national, international and intergovernmental political framework conditions in the area of adaptation to global climate change, coastal protection and conservation of biological diversity.
  • A formalized dialogue structure will be established where trend-setting pilot projects on mangrove-protecting aquaculture with market relevance will be carried out together with the target group and business partners

Contact Us

Professor Dr. Md. Golam Sarower

Head

Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna

E-mail: sarower@fmrt.ku.ac.bd

Cell: +8801731443838

Md. Maksudur Rahman

Chief Executive

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS), Khulna

E-mail: chief@bedsbd.org

Cell: +8801712868004

Thies Geertz

Programme Manager

Global Nature Fund,
Germany

E-mail:geertz@globalnature.org

Cell: +49 7732 9995 86