HDR student, Khalid Hossain, recently received a grant to attend the UNESCO Chair International Conference on Technologies for Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Khalid Hossain attended the UNESCO Chair International Conference on Technologies for Development in Switzerland.
The $2000 grant was awarded by the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development.
The Conference, which was held in June, was organised by the The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Mr Hossain, who is from the School of Management, presented his paper, titled Deployment of Biotechnology for Climate Change Adaptation and the Risk of Maladaptation in Bangladesh: An Agricultural Seed Industry Perspective.
The paper is based on research that has been carried out on the companies in the agricultural seed industry in Bangladesh. As direct physical impacts of climate change are prominent on agriculture in Bangladesh in different forms there is a live debate on deployment of biotechnology by those companies. The research has also taken expert opinion into consideration.
Mr Hossain is in his final year of doctoral study and researching on cross-country and cross-sectoral climate change adaptation strategy of multinational corporations.
He recently had a book chapter published which can be viewed here.