Date: May 07, 2020

The seminar will be hosted on a virtual platform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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There is broad consensus among stakeholders on the importance of protecting the Sundarban, its ecosystem and the livelihoods of people dependent on it. Yet, institutionalising the partnership between India and Bangladesh as encapsulated in a 2011 MoU, has met with little success so far. This paper explores an institutional arrangement that can identify and implement India and Bangladesh's options in dealing with the heightened challenges in the Sundarban.


Anamitra Anurag Danda, Senior Visiting Fellow, ORF

Amb. Navdeep Suri, Distinguished Fellow, ORF

Smruti Pattanaik, Research Fellow, Monohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis

Sugata Hazra, Professor of Coastal Zone Management, Jadavpur University


11:30 – 11:35 a.m. | Welcome remarks by chair | Navdeep Suri

11:35 – 11:50 a.m. | Author’s presentation: Anamitra Anurag Danda

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panelist’s remarks | Smruti Pattanaik

12:00 – 12:10 p.m. | Panelist’s remarks | Sugata Hazra

12:10 – 12:25 p.m. | Moderated Q&A

12:25 – 12:30 p.m. | Closing remarks by chair