The Knowledge Fair on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is the annual flagship event of Share-Net Bangladesh. With 2021’s thematic focus on ‘Climate Change and SRHR’- experts, researchers, practitioners, academicians from around Bangladesh will exchange, gather and pollinate new knowledge to influence policy and practice.

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The theme ‘Climate Change and SRHR’, is to address the consequences of climate change on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of climate vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, in alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 5 (Gender Equality) and 13 (Climate Action).



Program schedule

SRHR Knowledge Fair 2021
Theme: Climate Change and SRHR
Date: 21st November 2021
Venue: SRHR Knowledge Fair Virtual platform - live broadcast (for audience)

Time Activity
09:30 AM - 09:40 AM

Opening Session:

Welcoming guests and participants

Special Guest:

  • Mushfiqua Zaman Satiar
    Senior Policy Adviser- SRHR and Gender
    SCS Partnership Coordinator and Youth Focal
    The Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Hosted By

  • Arnob Chakrabarty
    Project Director, Share-Net Bangladesh
    Managing Director, RedOrange Media and Communications
09:40 AM - 09:45 AM


09:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Plenary session: “SRHR for the Climate Vulnerable People: Threats and Challenges”


  • Arnob Chakrabarty
    Share-Net Bangladesh


  • Dr. Ubaidur Rob
    Bangladesh Country Director, Population Council
  • Runa Khan
    Executive Director, Friendship NGO
  • Prof. Mizan R Khan Deputy Director, ICCCAD and Programme Director, LUCCC
10:45 AM - 10:50 AM


10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Thematic session: Child Marriage induced by Climate Change


  • Mahmuda Rahman Khan
    Senior Program Development Specialist, USAID


  • Ferdousi Begum
    Head of SRHR and Gender, Plan International
  • Dr. Ikhtiar Uddin Khandaker
    Director-Health Program, CARE Bangladesh


Report on the Mapping of Organizations working with the issue of Child Marriage in Bangladesh

  • Dr. Mohammad Bellal Hossain
    Professor, Department of Population Sciences
    University of Dhaka
  • Sigma Ainul
    Program Manager & Senior Program Officer
    Population Council
  • Md. Anwer Hossain
    University of Dhaka

Perceptions on the effect of climate change on child marriage in Bhola district: a qualitative exploration based on social ecological model

  • Mansura Islam
    Young Researcher Fellow, Share-Net Bangladesh

Prevalence of child marriage among the climate vulnerable char population of northern Bangladesh

  • Ahmed Toufiqur Rahman
    Assistant Director, Friendship
11:50 AM - 11:55 AM


11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

Thematic session:

Gender-Based Violence induced by Climate Change


  • Zarin Zeba Khan
    Gender Advisor, High Commission of Canada


  • Mahmuda Sultana
    Program Manager, Gender Justice Program, Oxfam
  • Dr Sanzida Akhter
    Associate Professor
    Department of Women and Gender Studies,
    University of Dhaka



  • Nishath Sultana
    World Vision Bangladesh

Nexus between Climate-Induced Displacement and Violence against Women and Girls: Evidence from Disaster Prone Areas of Bangladesh

  • Shakhawat Hossain
    Young Research Fellow, Share-Net Bangladesh

Preliminary findings from a study on women’s experience of how climate change impact their sexual and reproductive health in Bangladesh

  • Md. Jakaria Hossain Social and Behavior Change Coordinator, Ipas Bangladesh
12:55 PM - 01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 01:40 PM

Closing session


  • Arnob Chakrabarty
    Share-Net Bangladesh

RISE project: Strengthening the SRHR Knowledge and Skills of NGOs on Climate Change and SRHR (10 minutes)

Launch of the SNBD mobile application (10 minutes)

Announcement of the ‘SRHR Recognition of the Year’ Award (10 minutes)

Vote of thanks and Closing remarks (10 minutes)


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