Global Digital Futures: Media for Development in Bangladesh Tue, 2019-07-16 18:52
This week we are speaking with BBC Media Action Bangladesh about Media for Development in Bangladesh.
Joining us is Richard Lace, the Country Director in Bangladesh. Richard has worked in media and development for 15 years, in Europe and Africa as well as Bangladesh. He has been leading the BBC Media Action office in Bangladesh since early 2014, and leads a team of 80 staff to deliver media and communications projects that aim to improve family health, enable people hold their leaders accountable, and help people improve their economic security and preparedness for disaster. Prior to becoming Country Director, Richard led BBC Media Action Bangladesh’s projects on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction, including initiating, developing and delivering the Amrai Pari project.
We are also joined by Research Manager Arif Al Mamun. Arif has worked with BBC Media Action in Bangladesh since 2009, and currently manages the in-country research, monitoring and evaluation programme in the Bangladesh office. He specialises in quantitative research and has successfully delivered formative and evaluative studies for large-scale, donor-funded programmes in health, governance and resilience themes. Arif was the Bangladesh lead for the innovative and ambitious Climate Asia research programme, working on study design and delivery as well as analysing the study results to build a comprehensive picture of how different groups of people in Bangladesh live and deal with climate change, environmental issues and extreme weather. As such, he has an in-depth understanding of the socio-economic factors that underpin communities’ responses to climate change in Bangladesh; and strong insights into how media and communications can be used to help improve climate resilience in the country.
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