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Tabitha Black Lock - Blog 5: Food and Water in Bangladesh

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When people ask me about my experience in Bangladesh, one of the first question is often: "what did you eat?". Therefore, in order to answer this question, I have chosen to write about some of the most common foods eaten in Bangladesh. In addition to day-to-day meals, I will also write about issues surrounding food and water, such as the chemicals used on fresh produce, the production of tea, sources of water in the country and water quality. 

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Tabitha Black-Lock- Blog 4: Climate Change, Adaptation and Gender in Bangladesh

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Climate Change is one of the largest challenges facing the world today. It is a global problem that affects all life on the planet. However, it is commonly understood that some groups or regions are more vulnerable to climate change. In general, people in the global south, indigenous communities, those reliant on natural resources for livelihoods, and people living in poverty are most severely and immediately affected by the impacts of changing temperatures.

Tabitha Black-Lock - Blog 3: Dilemmas of Housing in a Megacity: Urban Expansion in Dhaka

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Urbanization is a complex process, and there are many factors that push people to migrate to larger cities. Due in part to the increased rural to urban migration, among other factors of population growth, Dhaka has emerged as one of the fasted growing cities in the world. Of course, this continuous expansion has massive economic, environmental, political, social and cultural impacts on Bangladesh and its inhabitants. In Dhaka, one of the major concerns is housing. How will Dhaka sustain and accommodate the growing population? Where will people live?

Tabitha Black-Lock - Blog 2: The Skins of Bangladesh: Leather Industry in Dhaka

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The leather industry is one of the oldest industries in Bangladesh, and is known worldwide for producing high quality leather. The processing of leather and manufacturing of leather products helps feed the growing international thirst for low priced, high quality leather goods. After hearing about the local leather industry, I was curious to learn more about the large production of animal hide in this context. Thanks to a local friend, I was able to visit the leather tannery district and a leather footwear factory.

Tabitha Black-Lock - Blog 1: Ramadan in Bangladesh

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Shortly after arriving in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Muslim month of Holy Ramadan began. For this first month, a great deal of my experiences have been shaped by Ramadan, and therefore I have chosen to write about what I have learned about Ramadan as a way to share a glimpse of the importance it has in the country.  I will give a very brief introduction to fasting, Ramadan and its religious significance, as well as the influence it has in Bangladesh in regards to migration, meals (iftar) and day to day schedules.

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Tabitha Black-Lock - Podcast 1: Interview with Bridget Woods

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For my first podcast, I was interviewed by my fellow CAPI intern Bridget Woods, to discuss my placement at the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

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