Surrounded by water — Bangladesh then and now

Surrounded by water -- Bangladesh then and now

Petra Vaculíková07 Oct 2018Leave a comment

Dates: November 12, 2018
Location: Křížkovského 10, Olomouc, Czech Republic, meeting room 2.25

The workshop on topics around Bangladesh and the Delta of the Ganges River is aimed to spread information on Bangladesh and South Asia around in Czech academia. Current issues like climate change, changing livelihoods, Islam and society in Bangladesh, the Ganges delta as a habitat and slums in Dhaka are the topics that are frequently addressed by the scientific community. The department of Asian Studies is happy to have some of well-known scientists in Palacky University in Olomouc.

Topics: Climate Change, Changing Livelihoods, Islam and Society in Bangladesh, Ganges delta, Slums in Dhaka, Migration in and out of Bangladesh, Rohingya in the Refugee Camps of Cox Bazar


Time Name of speaker Title of lecture
8.30 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.45 Hasan Shafie Key Note:

Traditional and Technical Risk Reduction Against Natural Catastrophes in Bangladesh

Coffee time
10.00 – 10.30 Robert Stojanov Climate Change, Resilience and Population Dynamics in South Asia
10.30 – 11.00 Tibor Aßheuer Slum Dwellers in Dhaka, Aspects of Resilience and Factors That Prevent Slum Dwellers from “getting ahead”
11.00 – 11.30 Zbyněk Mucha Migration from Bangladesh to Europe
11.30 – 12.00 Olaf Guenther Discussion
Lunch Time
13.30 – 14.00 Carmen Brandt Of Disappearing Routes, Customers, and Identities: The Changing World of the ‘Bedes’, the ‘River Gypsies’ of Bangladesh
14.00 – 14.30 Olaf Guenther The Area of the Delta — A Resource and Niche for Minorities and Their Economic Strategies
14.30 – 15.00 Abantee Harun Islam and Society in Bangladesh: Revisiting ‘Madrassah Education’
15.00 – 15.30 Blanka Knotkova Bengali Women about Bengali Women
Coffee time
16.00 – 17.00 Olaf Guenther Final discussion


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