Workshop on Gender, Resilience and Conservation

Approach to planning, implementation and management of research

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh. 23rd Oct 2012 to 23rd Oct 2012

Young development professionals often face challenges while planning development activities including research and field implementation. This includes the ways in which the role of women and men play for coastal resilience and conservation can be identified and showcased; the methods to be used to gather knowledge and use them while planning future works and so on.
One of the priorities of the MFF outreach programme is the capacity development of professionals working for coastal development. This workshop is designed as a platform which will bring in young development professionals working in different organizations working in the coastal zone and give them an opportunity to place their queries to experts in the fields of gender, resilience and conservation.



Mangroves for the Future (MFF), the partnership-based regional initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems provides a unique regional platform for concerted action in support of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM), using mangroves as the entry point and focus. MFF addresses the cross-cutting issues of climate change, gender, communications, capacity development, and private sector engagement in support of MFF programmes of work. 


MFF is supporting countries which are interested in learning from MFF and even of joining MFF as full members via a modest outreach programme. The outreach however is limited to providing advice, information-sharing, and in some cases technical assistance and limited financial support to develop National Coordinating Bodies (NCBs) and National Strategy and Action Plans (NSAPs) to priority countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Timor- Leste.


Bangladesh joined the initiative as a dialogue country during the MFF Phase 1 (2007-09) which was mainly a consultative, inception period towards full implementation. In the MFF Phase 2 (2010-2013) proposal, Bangladesh has been included with priority for the outreach programme.


Currently, IUCN Bangladesh Country as the National Secretariat is supporting the National Coordinating Body to implement MFF outreach activities in Bangladesh. One of the key areas of outreach support is capacity building of professionals working for coastal development in Bangladesh.


Contact for participating:

1. Ms. Marufa Sultana, Gender Focal Point, IUCN Bangladesh <>

2. Ms. Mariam Jamila, Jr. Professional Associate, MFF outreach Bangladesh <>


Girls and Women; Force of Resilience

Girls and Women; Force of Resilience, Bangladesh Sundarbans © MFF/Thouhidur Rahman, 2012