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Bangabandhu Chair Professor - Outreach (2018-2020)

As Inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor and also in her individual capacity, Prof. Joyashree Roy continued to deliver many Invited Talks in High Level Meetings/Conferences/Seminars/Workshops. Visited many Universities/Institutes/Organizations across the world. All these created visibility of ‘Bangabandhu Chair Endowment’ at the Asian Institute of Technology, and build academic/research collaborations.


  • “East West Economics Research Conclave 2020”, delivered keynote address at East West University, Department of Economics, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 7-12 January 2020.

  • “Access to Arsenic Safe Drinking Water Service By 2030: A Scalable Example for Millions in Asia”, invited speaker to the 5th International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia, 5th NIES International Forum, Yangon, Myanmar, 21 January 2020.

  • “Fast Growing Countries: Energy Demand, Technology and Social Change”, delivered keynote address at Alternative Pathways toward Sustainable Development and Climate Stabilization (ALPS) International Symposium, organized by Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Tokyo, Japan, 13 February 2020.

  • International Conference on “Energy and Sustainable Development 2020 (ICESD 2020)”, delivered keynote address at Jadavpur University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kolkata, India, 15 February, 2020.

  • International Conference on “Contemporary Issues on Development”, delivered keynote address at Burdwan University, Kolkata, India, Economics Department under the DRS project, 19-20 February, 2020.

  • “Covid-19 and Aftermath in Sustainable Development Goals”, invited Speaker to the virtual webinar, organized by East Delta University, Department of Economics, Bangladesh, 24 April 2020.

  • “Covid-19 and Sustainability Issues in the Context of Developing Countries”, invited Speaker to the virtual webinar, organized by the Department of Economics, Burdwan Raj College, Kolkata, India, 17 July 2020.

  • “Covid-19 and Sustainable Development in Developing Country Context: Special Reference To India”, invited Speaker to the virtual webinar, organized by Adamas University, School of Basic & Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Kolkata, India, on Saturday, 25 July 2020.

  • “Change Framing Development Issues Towards Sustainable Development”, invited Speaker to the virtual webinar, organized by St. Xavier’s University, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Studies, Kolkata, India, on Saturday, 29 August 2020.

  • COP26 – Ramp up ambition!, invited as one of the panelists to the webinar to discuss on the agenda for COP26 and what this means for climate action now, organized by the Lutheran World Federation on Tuesday, 3 November 2020.

  • “Renewable Energy Transition in a Post-COVID19 Scenario - A Gender Specific”, served as Facilitator at the Roundtable dialogue during the ‘ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2020 Virtual’ conference on Friday, 20 November 2020.

  • “Understanding Research on Consumption and Behaviour in Decision making for net zero”, invited Speaker to the virtual webinar during UNFCCC Research Dialogue, Theme 2: Factors for Enhancing understanding to accelerate adaptation and mitigation, on Wednesday, 25 November 2020.

  • Technical Sessions on “Sustainable Community Housing”, delivered keynote address at the ‘ASSOCHAM Realty & Sustainability Confluence & Awards 2020’, organized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) to celebrate it 100 years of success, on Tuesday, 1 December 2020.


  • Main Findings of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, presented at the IPCC 1.5 Special Report dissemination workshop, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 16-17 April 2019.

  • Strengthening the global response in the context of sustainable development, presented SR15 findings relevant to sustainable development, poverty eradication, and reducing inequalities at the outreach event on IPCC activities and findings, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia, 27-28 May 2019.

  • Moderated the Workshop for Academia and Scientists in Myanmar as part of the outreach event on IPCC Activities and Findings, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar, 31 May 2019.

  • Main Findings of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, presented at the outreach event on IPCC Activities and Findings, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar, 30-31 May 2019.

  • Important research findings under Bangabandhu chair research in the field of energy technology and sustainability that would create more development opportunities for Bangladesh, delivered invited lecture, Embassy of Bangladesh in Bangkok, 15 August 2019.

  • "Is AIT raising ambition to act now for Climate Change resilience in cities and communities?”, Coffee & conversation discussion on Climate Change: Resilience in Cities and Communities in Asia, Asian Institute of Technology, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Pathum Thani, Thailand, 15 August 2019.

  • Multidimensionality of Challenges for a fast-developing country like Bangladesh in Sustainable Energy Transition, presented at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka, 25 September 2019.

  • Demand, services and social aspects of mitigation, IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report – Working Group III, participated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III Meeting, New Delhi, India, 30 September-4 October 2019.

  • Deep decarbonization for Indian Industries: reflections on policy, strategy and international cooperation, presented at the International Expert Workshop on Deep Decarbonization in Industry, Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems-Technology Collaboration Programme (IETS-TCP), Vienna, 9-11 October 2019.

  • Global Warming of 1.5°C, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, presented at the Workshop for Policy Makers and Youths, Academy of Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 26 October 2019.

  • Participated and presented at the Scoping Meeting for Synthesis Report of Sixth Assessment Report of IPCC, Singapore, 21-28 October 2019.

  • Main Findings of the IPCC Special Report on Global warming of 1.5°C, presented at the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics- INSEE, Hyderabad, India, 7-8 November 2019.

  • “Global warming of 1.5 degrees”, delivered keynote address at the Dissemination Workshop of Three Special Reports of IPCC at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata, India, 14-15 November 2019.

  • Presented at the workshop on Open Source energy modelling, Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University in collaboration with EDF, Washington DC. USA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 28 November 2019.

  • Presented at the International Workshop on Sustainable Development goals: Global Context and Progress, Jadavpur University Alumni association, Kolkata, India, 2 December 2019.


  • Pricing in sustainable development context of Bangladesh, invited talk at the Power and Energy Week of Bangladesh, Bashundhara International Convention Center, Bangladesh, 5-7 September 2018.

  • Thoughts on demand side solutions for mitigation, chaired and presented in the workshop on New Frontiers of Energy Demand in Nara, Japan, 24-27 September 2018.

  • Chapter 5 of IPCC Special Report on 1.5C Global Warming, presented in Incheon at the Approval session of the IPCC special report on 1.5C global warming approval and launch as Coordinating Lead Author, South Korea, 30 September - 8 October 2018.

  • Strengthening Global Response and Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and inequality implications, presented at the Dissemination conference of IPCC special Report on 1.5 Global warming, New Delhi, India, 16 October 2018.

  • Economic and Societal Impacts and Energy Considerations in the First and Third worlds, invited talk at the climate dialogue on "Climate Policy Choices: Payoffs and Tradeoffs" in the 2018 Portsmouth Conference, New Hampshire, USA, 18-19 October 2018.

  • Natural Gas as Transition Fuel in Indian Power Sector, presented at the ICUE-2018, International Conference on Green Energy for Sustainable Development, Phuket, Thailand, 24-26 October 2018.

  • Decarbonisation: How Indian manufacturing industries are doing?, presented the invited paper in Aspen , Colorado, USA, 11-16 November 2018.

  • Strengthening Global Response to Climate Change: Special reference to Asia, presented in the IPCC organized sessions in COP 24, Katowice, Poland, 5-8 December 2018.

  • Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Inequality, presented in the IPCC organized sessions in COP 24, Katowice, Poland, 5-8 December 2018.

  • Behaviour and demand side solutions for mitigation-new chapter in AR6 presented in IPCC organized sessions in COP 24, 2018, Katowice, Poland, 5-8 December 2018.

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