Community Based Adaptation in Vulnerable Coastal Areas: Bangladesh

Total Project Cost: $240,100
PEP Funding: $177,000
Approval Date: 25 November 2010
Main Project Partner(s): Practical Action Bangladesh
Project Officer: Arif Faisal, BRM
Type of Intervention: Pilot intervention
Status: Completed

Summary: The subproject piloted a model to reduce climate and disaster risks through community-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction in selected villages in the southern coastal belt (Shyamnagar and Kaliganj subdistricts of Satkhira district). Specific activities included: (i) practicing adaptive agriculture and aquaculture; (ii) providing low-cost service for safe drinking water; and (iii) providing resilient shelter.

Poverty-Environment Linkage: In vulnerable communities, the project initiated innovative ideas at the community level to reduce climate-induced risks. It worked toward improving community understanding of climate change and variability, as well as enhancing adaptive and risk reduction capacity with viable adaptation options.

Expected Outputs:

  • Climate vulnerability maps, climate and disaster risk assessment reports, and socio-economic and livelihood assessments for target communities
  • Ten demonstration plots for adaptive agriculture
  • Ten demonstration plots for adaptive aquaculture
  • Demonstration of low cost service for safe drinking water in twenty households
  • Seven climate-resilient community shelter homes
  • Pilot demonstration of ten solar home systems and ten biogas plants
  • Training to improve understanding and dissemination of cyclone signal warning
  • Manuals on adaptive agriculture and aquaculture