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Netherlands Fellowship Program








Bangladesh is one of the countries most susceptible to the negative impacts of sea level rises and other long-term impacts of climate change. Therefore the relationship between climate change, climate variability

and Integrated Water

Resources Management (IWRM) is pivotal in defining Bangladeshs future development prospects.

Within the sector program IWRM the Netherlands will address environme

ntal issues like climate change and the rise of sea levels. Other topics are wetlands management and bio-diversity conservation.

The Royal Netherlands Embassy supports the Asian Development Bank activity Sundarban Bio-diversity Conservation Project, which concentrates on establishing a sustainable management system for the largest Mangrove forest on earth, the Sundarbans in the south-western part of Bangladesh.

Climate change is one of the issues that will receive attention this year. Activities will have links with the sub-sector coastal zone management and coastal zone protection activities of the IWM-sector.

Within the Rural Electrification sector initiatives towards the development of Renewable Energy will be explored.

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