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Alice Baillat - Sciences Po Paris/CERI

Alice Baillat - Sciences Po Paris/CERI

Legal framework of actions : 1992-2012

Bangladesh is the most affected country by climate change in the period of 1990-2008 (Harmeling, 2009).
1991 Cyclone; 2007 Sydr Cyclone; 2009 Aila Cyclone

Complex culture of migration

Since 1947 partition :
Massive population displacement Political, social and cultural trauma in Bangladesh
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in terms of institutional and legal

National Action Plan of Adaptation (2005),

Climate Change Strategy and Adaptation Action Plan (2009), Disaster Management Plan (2010)

international discourse towards Bangladesh still underline mainly the issue of migration as a threat
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Gap between the policy and the practices implementation plan


Governmental priorities: food security and disaster

risk management

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9 possible sectors that generate discourses :


Academic, Institutional, Policy and legal institutions, Practitioners, Common sense, Migrants, Private sector, Youth.

3 levels of production of discourses :

National, Regional, International

Total = more than 40 possible sources to analyse discourses

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Possible sectors that generate discourses Institutional

Possible sources to find discourses Reports Conferences (presentation- round table etc) Mandate Departments Human Resources Programs Awareness activities Partnership - Platform Funds New institutions Official statements Official reports Constitutional law Acts Laws Strategy Plan- National




Policy and legal institutions

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Broad objective:

how the construction of different discourses impacts the policy response

Original methodology : new categories of discourses analysed.

Common sense, migrants, private sector, youth.

Alice Baillat - Sciences Po Paris/CERI

Alice Baillat - Sciences Po Paris/CERI