Haseeb Md Irfanullah

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Is floating agriculture a nature-based solution?

Farmers of the south-central districts of Bangladesh, namely Barishal, Gopalganj, Madaripur, and Pirojpur, have been practicing floating agriculture for decades, if not centuries.

February 2, 2021
February 2, 2021

Can we look at Bhashan Char through a research lens?

The third batch of Rohingya refugees entered Bhashan Char on January 29 and January 30, 2021. Out of Cox’s Bazar’s 867,000 refugees, about 6,700 have now been voluntarily relocated since December...

December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020

2020 has been a year of nature-based solutions.

In 2020, Nature-based Solutions, or NbS, has emerged as a much-talked-about environmental concept in Bangladesh.

December 12, 2020
December 12, 2020

The waters we share with our neighbours

Twenty-Four years ago, when the prime ministers of Bangladesh and India signed the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty on December 12, 1996, it was quite a different world to mark such a milestone.

October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020

We’ve talked enough about biodiversity. Let’s try to save it now

We may blame Covid-19 for drawing our attention away from biodiversity conservation. But the truth is, for a long time, we have been talking about biodiversity a lot, rather than saving it.

October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020

World Food Day: Our Food System in a New Normal

It is an irony that while between 2000 and 2019, the world GDP grew by 260 percent, two billion people still do not have regular access to safe, healthy, and sufficient food—they still do not have...

August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020

What role do nature-based solutions play in the Rohingya refugee crisis?

Over the last three years, the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf have been telling us many stories of failures, successes and uncertainties.

August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020

Providing permanent support to the people of Tanguar Haor

I always wanted to take two photographs of the same spot of Tanguar Haor—one in the driest month of the year and one in the wettest.

June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020

Desertification And Drought Day: The threat of parched land

Barsha-Kaal, or the rainy season, has officially arrived this week. If we were not shackled by Covid-19, we would have been welcoming monsoon with singing and dancing at public gatherings,...

June 5, 2020
June 5, 2020

It’s time for the Sundarbans

Well, the Sundar-bans has done it again! As it has been doing for hundreds of years. This time, it took the blow of super-cyclone Amphan and saved us from severe devastation.