This one is an attempt at documenting some of the prevailing practices among communities that help them in weather forecasting for the disaster preparedness action that they have been taking for generations on Char (riverine island) Moddha Uria. In this era of ‘objectively and scientifically verifiable’ knowledge, we cannot lay any claims of these practices being thus validated, however the veracity of many of these practices cannot also be dismissed on those grounds.
We sincerely wish that both the funds of knowledge – the traditional and the ‘rational’ could meet, only to benefit from each other. We would encourage you to read the document and draw your own conclusions. Any feedback to enrich it further would surely be welcome.This is a joint effort of IRW and SKS Foundation – a partner of Islamic Relief. [Download]