• BARCIK initiative in post Ampan situation

    BARCIK initiative in post Ampan situation

    By Fazlul Haque from Satkhira   The rampant damage in the Southern-western part of Bangladesh hit by super cyclone is still visible today. The protection dams (Beribadh) of Shymanagar, sub-district of Satkhira are the most devastated infrastructures during the cyclone. The dams have been ...
  • ‘We want a corona free village’

    ‘We want a corona free village’

    By Sultana Khatun from Rajshahi   With the slogans ‘We want a corona free village and let us follow the health guideline and inspire other to follow’ a campaign was held in 3 remote villages of Rajshahi. BARCIK and the youth organizations of that read conducted the campaign with the aim to ...
  • Corona, indigenous knowledge and science of nature

    Corona, indigenous knowledge and science of nature

        Pavel Patha The corona situation once again has brought to light the importance of indigenous knowledge (IK) and the spirits of nature though this knowledge and strength still remains `unrecognized’. There have been several reasons behind this unrecgonition of indigenous knowledge ...
  • Climate change and food security in Bangladesh

    Climate change and food security in Bangladesh

    BM Touhidul Alam Bangladesh: general context and geographic settings With a population of about 160 million living in an area covering 144,000 km², Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. More than 75 per cent of its people live in rural areas and agriculture ...
  • The blessing of nature

    The blessing of nature

    Silvanus Lamin : I was born in remote village located in the forested area in Bangladesh where I spent my boyhood with my friends and parents as well as brothers and sisters. Actually, we, the Khasi indigenous community in Bangladesh depend on forest and nature for our life and livelihood. It ...
  • The Corona impacts on the Khasi community

    The Corona impacts on the Khasi community

    By Silvanus Lamin It has been more than one and half month since I return to my home village due to corona crisis. I discovered that the corona situation has mostly changed their way of living, practice of rituals, social interaction, religious practices and even economic life. The word corona ...
  • The youth community beside the helpless Dalit population in Corona

    The youth community beside the helpless Dalit population in Corona

    Syed Ali Biswas from Dhaka Corona appeared in the form of an epidemic in front of people all over the world today. None of us are free from the effects of this. At this point, the need is to maintain physical distance, not social, to keep yourself and others safe. People all over the world […]
  • A man leading community towards agro-ecology

    A man leading community towards agro-ecology

    ABM Touhidul Alam   For the longest time, irrigated HYV rice has been Abdul Hamid’s primary source ofincome like many others. But last four years, he planted only half the amount that he did in the previous years. The HYV of rice is extremely water consuming to grow. Hamid a father of three ...
  • Community Seed Bank (CSB): an initiative to reduce disaster risks in char areas of Bangladesh

    Community Seed Bank (CSB): an initiative to reduce disaster risks in char areas of Bangladesh

    ABM Touhidul Alam   Generally, char areas have been created along the bed or basin of the big rivers. Char lands are the sandbars that emerge as islands within the river channel or as attached land to the river banks. Simply, the riverine sand and silt landmasses that are mostly vegetated ...
  • ... Of the people led development

    … Of the people led development

    By Silvanus Lamin Most recently I went to visit the city known to many of us as ‘Green and clean city’ of Bangladesh Rajshahi with my colleague Mr. Touhidul Alam. BARCIK has been facilitating development programs in the heart and rural areas of the city since 2010 adopting people led ...