Trainee Biographies

 

KalpanaKalpana is from sub-district Fulbari of northern district Kurigram. There were many peasant movements in Fulbari in different times. BKF and BKS also were involved those movements. Kalpana is member of BKS and she is student of degree course.

Kurigram district is one of the poorest districts of Bangladesh. There are huge numbers of landless, and also lots of fallow lands and common water bodies are there. BKF/BKS have strong land and water bodies occupation movements in Kurigram. The district is facing severe drought and cold problems due to climate change. Women’s rights and climate change issue are important issues in Kurigram district as well as all over Bangladesh. One of BKF’s leaders was killed by big land owners in Kurigram in 2012. Under his leadership landless people occupied a large area of abandoned railway land, 2000 families still live there.

Minu Minu Akter is from Kishorgonj sub-district of Nilphamari district. Her family is a peasant family too. Her parents are member of BKF and BKS. Nilphamari is one of the northern district of Bangladesh. Also Nilphamari is well-known in Bangladesh because of river water based biggest irrigation system is there. BKF and BKS are working in Kishorgonj from 2000. There is lots of government fallow land that they have targeted to occupy. We had a climate caravan venue in Kishorgonj and that was really good program.

RezaulMd Rezaul Islam is from Kishorgonj sub-district of Nilphamari district. He is from farmer’s family. His parents and brother all are working as farmers. He is helping to agricultural works with his parents, though he is studding. His parents are member of BKF and BKS.

Nilphamari is one of the northern district of Bangladesh. Also Nilphamari is well-known in Bangladesh because of river water based biggest irrigation system is there.BKF and BKS are working in Kishorgonj from 2000. There is lots of government fallow land that we have targeted to occupy. We had a climate caravan venue in Kishorgonj and that was really good program.

shamsunnaharShamsunnahar is from sub-district Fulbari of northern district Kurigram. There were many peasant movements in Fulbari in different times. BKF and BKS also were involved those movements. Shamsunnahar and her parents are member of BKS and BKS.

Kurigram district is one of the poorest districts of Bangladesh. There are huge numbers of landless, and also lots of fallow lands and common water bodies are there. We have strong land and water bodies occupation movements in Kurigram. Kurigram is facing severe drought and cold problems due to climate change. Women’s rights and climate change issue are important issues in Kurigram district as well as all over Bangladesh.

AnimeshAnimesh is from Mathbaria sub-district of southern district Pirojpur. His is from minority community from Pirojpur. His parents have been Members of BKF and BKS for a long time.

Mathbaria sub-district has lots of government fallow land and our movements are targeted to occupy those land. There are very few districts still practicing traditional organic farming in southern Bangladesh. Pirojpur district is one of them and BKF & BKS work to sustain and encourage this tradition.

AsmaAsma is from Patharghata sub-district of southern district Barguna. Barguna is a district of which includes the bank of the sea and is a very low-lying area. BKF and BKS have strong land occupation movements there. Peasant rights, women’s rights and climate change are the major issues in Barguna.

Patharghata was severely affected by two deadly Cyclone SIDR and AILA in 2007 and 2008. Few thousand people were killed and thousands people lost everything that time. Hundreds of people migrated from Barguna district to the city as a climate refugee.

Asma and her parents have been member of BKF & BKS for a long time. Her parents were also involved land occupation movement in Patharghata sub-district.

FayzulFayzul is from the southern district of Pirojpur. BKF and BKS are working in his sub-district Mathbaria from long time. Fayzul’s parents are member of BKF and BKS.

Mathbaria sub-district has lots of government fallow land and our movements are targeted to occupy those land. Few districts are still practising traditional organic farming in southern Bangladesh. Pirojpur district is one of them. BKF & BKS are also encouraging keeping organic farming there.

SajibSajib is from Patharghata sub-district of southern district Barguna. He is from peasant family. His parents are member of BKF and BKS from long time.

Barguna is a district of which includes the bank of the sea and is a very low-lying area. BKF and BKS have strong land occupation movements there. Peasant rights, women’s rights and climate change are the major issues in Barguna.

 

For Biographies of the 2013 trainees go Here.

 

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