PM to Open Regional Global Centre on Adaptation Tuesday

Photo: Collected

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially open the Bangladesh regional office of the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) for South Asia on Tuesday.

Ban Ki-moon, Chair of the Board of the Global Adaptation Center and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, will also attend the event, scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

The launching event will also incorporate speakers from South Asian countries along with Patrick Verkooijen, Chief Executive Officer, Global Adaptation Center.

After the Regional Global Adaptation Centre Bangladesh (GCA Bangladesh) virtual launch ceremony, Bangladesh's Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change will hold a press conference.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen MP and the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin MP will brief the journalists at the press conference.

Following the press conference, the inaugural GCA South Asia Partnership Forum will feature experts, academics and representatives from South Asian and global organizations working on climate change.

Partnership Forum will discuss on Strategy and Action plan for GCA Bangladesh office.

The thematic Climate Vulnerable Forum Ambassador Saima Wazed Hossain will also inaugurate the Youth Adaptation Network following the panel discussions.

The GCA regional center is housed at the Department of Environment's new building in Agargaon, Dhaka.

The opening of the regional adaptation center in Dhaka will be dedicated to the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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