Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) organized a workshop on 'State and Trend of Climate Finance Flow in Bangladesh' on 31 May 2017 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka. Ms. Subarna Ershad and Mr. Rezwan Siddiqui participated in the workshop as the representative of C3ER. The event took place in order to assess the state, trend, challenges and opportunities on climate finance in Bangladesh for the last few years and also for involving some significant government organizations and international development partners. The consultation workshop started with a welcome speech by Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, BCAS. He welcomed and informed everyone about the background and aim of this workshop, and its alignment with Climate Finance Transparency Mechanism (CFTM) project on the global need for climate finance transparency.
Afterward, Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD; in his welcome speech explained in detail about the structure of CFTM project, its relevance, and the context of increasing demand for global aid transparency, and also the output of the project.
Ms. Catherine M. Cecil, Team Leader, Promoting Knowledge for Accountable Systems (PROKAS) gave a presentation on PROKAS initiatives. She described the tasks and approaches of PROKAS and mentioned CFTM as one of its important components.
Mr. Golam Rabbani, Fellow, BCAS, presented a key lecture on the preliminary findings of CFTM as “State and Trend of Climate Finance Flow in Bangladesh.” Then Dr. Atiq opened the floor for plenary discussion. Among the participants, there are government officials from ministries, government institutions, and research centres and there are some academicians too.