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Rohini Kamal, PhD

Rohini Kamal, PhD

Assistant Professor and Research Fellow

rohini.kamal@bracu.ac.bd

Dr Rohini Kamal, Research Fellow at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University is leading BIGD’s Environment and Climate Change research. She is also an Assistant Professor for the Master of Development Studies Programme at BIGD. Her research is on energy, environment, and climate change. Some of her work includes using macroeconomic models to estimate employment and environmental interdependencies between different sectors of the economy. She also uses field experiments, including randomized controlled trials, to assess more localised and household-level impacts of programmatic, policy, and information interventions in the field of climate change.

Dr Kamal completed her PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her last appointment was as a research fellow at the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University where she investigated the environmental and distributional impacts of energy financing made by Chinese and other key regional/global banks, and development institutions. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr Kamal worked at Urban Climate Change Research Network, a project under NASA/GISS and the Earth Institute, on using climate information for urban policy as part of her Master’s degree at Columbia University.

Working Paper

Sustaining Escapes From Ultra-Poverty: A Mixed Methods Assessment of Layered Interventions in Coastal Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Diwakar, Vidya; Kamninga, Tony; Mehzabin, Tasfia; Tumusiime, Emmanuel; Kamal, Rohini; Pabony, Nuha Anoor

Publisher: Chronic Poverty Advisory Network

Journal Article

Perceptions of Climate Change Across Different Climate-Risk Zones in Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Kamal, Rohini; Islam, Md. Saiful; Risha, Adeeba Nuraina

Topic(s): Climate Change

Publisher: Agriculture for Development

How friendships build resilience to climate change

How friendships build resilience to climate change

As the world increasingly faces rising disasters, crises and conflict, insights from Bangladesh share how the most vulnerable communities can build resilience, and how supporting people to form the right networks is a more powerful investment than we may realise.

Time for ground-up climate policy

Time for ground-up climate policy

This Earth Day begins with the largest study on perceived climate risks ever conducted in Bangladesh. Commemorating Hugh Brammer’s work in Bangladesh, findings from the study drive home the need for ground-up, evidence-based experience to inform climate policy.

Changing Village

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Tanvir Shatil, Khondokar Shakhawat Ali, Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Syeda Salina Aziz, Asif Shahan, PhD, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Fariza Rahman

Topic(s): Climate Change, Digitization, Economic Development, Gender Justice, Governance and Politics, Skills and Jobs, Social Transformation

Improved Early Action Through Precise Targeting, Timely Cash and Early Warning to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Shocks in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Rohini Kamal, PhD

Topic(s): Climate Change

Sustainable Livelihood Opportunities for the Climate Migrants and New Poor Through Skills Training and Empowerment of Cottage, Micro, and Small Enterprises in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Md. Mohsin Hossain, Md. Mahbub Ul Hassan Sharan

Topic(s): Climate Change

Empowering Unemployed and Underemployed Youth of the Climate-Vulnerable Households Through Market-Driven Skills and Employment Opportunities

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Md. Mohsin Hossain, Md. Mahbub Ul Hassan Sharan

Topic(s): Climate Change

Strengthening Recovery Capacity of the COVID-19 and Climate Change-Affected Households Through Skills Training Targeting the Youth in the Families

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change

Sustaining Escapes From Ultra-Poverty: A Mixed Methods Assessment of Layered Interventions in Coastal Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Tasfia Mehzabin, Rohini Kamal, PhD

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change, Ultra-Poor Graduation

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Agrivoltaics in Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Tofail Ahmed, PhD

Topic(s): Climate Change

Bricks to Blocks: An Exploratory Study of Policy and Practices in the Construction Sector of Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Munshi Sulaiman, PhD

Topic(s): Climate Change, COVID-19

Enhancing Economic Recovery Capacity of COVID-19-Affected Climate-Vulnerable Farmers Engaging in Dairy, Crop, and Vegetable Farming

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Md. Mohsin Hossain, Md. Mahbub Ul Hassan Sharan

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change

Strengthening Economic Recovery Capacity of Climate-Vulnerable New Poor, Especially Returnee Migrants Impacted by COVID-19

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Md. Mohsin Hossain, Md. Mahbub Ul Hassan Sharan

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change

Economic Recovery of the Climate Migrants and New Poor Living in Climate-Vulnerable Urban Low-Income Settlements

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of the Climate-Vulnerable Ultra-Poor Households Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Md. Mohsin Hossain, Md. Mahbub Ul Hassan Sharan

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change, Ultra-Poor Graduation

Enhancing Safe Drinking Water Security and Climate Resilience Through Rainwater Harvesting

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Md. Mohsin Hossain

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change

Climate Resilience and Graduation: Evidence From Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change, Ultra-Poor Graduation

Strengthening Resilience of Climate-induced Migrants in Vulnerable Urban Communities in Khulna and Rajshahi

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Tasfia Mehzabin

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Climate Change, Ultra-Poor Graduation

Addressing Resilience Losses of Climate-Induced Migrants in Southwest Bangladesh Affected by COVID-19

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Tasfia Mehzabin

Topic(s): Climate Change, COVID-19, Gender Justice

Managing Climate Migration: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Rohini Kamal, PhD, Tasfia Mehzabin

Topic(s): Climate Change

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