Golam Mathbor, Ph.D., professor in the School of Social Work, was recently invited to speak at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) in New York City.
During his speech, Mathbor touched on the role non-resident Bangladeshis play in striving for a pristine environment and healthy life, community engagement, active participation in climate change activities, and environmental justice.
BEN was created in 1998 to mobilize non-resident Bangladeshis and their international connections for the protection of Bangladesh and the global environment.
Its mission is to stop environmental degradation in Bangladesh and repair the damage that has already been done. Additionally, BEN strives to contribute to the international effort to protect the global environment.