International Training on Bangladesh Meta-model Development


The Bangladesh Meta-model is a decision support model to support the formulation, analysis and evaluation of alternative projects and programs for implementation of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. It is a fast, integrated and collaborative modeling to support development of operational investment strategies for the regional and thematic delta programs. To make the development of Bangladesh Meta-model successful, a two week long training program was organized at Deltares, Delft, the Netherlands from dated 13 to 25 May 2019  organized by Deltares under the project of Joint Cooperation Program (JCP), a long-term knowledge sharing and capacity building program between Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), Institute of Water Modeling (IWM), Bangldesh, Deltares and Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The main objective of this training was to train up the professionals of CEGIS along with those of IWM and Support to Implementation of Bangladesh Deltaplan (SIBDP) to deal with meta-model development process and to support decision-making within the framework of the Bangladesh Delta Plan. A total of 11 participants attended in the training, five from CEGIS, five from IWM and one from SIBDP. The training covered the topics are (i) Meta-model for IWRM Planning in Bangladesh (ii) End-user Participation for development of meta-model (iii) Python for Meta-modelling (iv) Conceptual meta-modelling, knowledge rules and data flows (v) Group session: a) Model engine and b) Dashboard/database development and (vi) Field visit.