Char Livelihood Programme (CLP) phase II

Community Level

Char Livelihood Programme (CLP) phase II

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural and Urban

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Project Implementation

KEY SECTOR:

Livelihood Security

FUNDING AMOUNT:

USD 10,000,000 above

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

1 January 2010-31 December
Description of Intervention

Chars are small islands and hooks in river deltas. These are particularly affected by flooding. The current program envisages building flood-protected houses on the Chars of the Jamuna river, the main arm of the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh.

The work will be extended to constructing latrines and the expanding the supply of drinking water. Along with building and adaptation measures, the project also incorporates social aspects.

Problems to be Addressed

Protecting chars which are affected by frequent floods.

Aims

To elevate 100,000 houses by about 60 cm, the level of the large floods of 2004.

Objectives

To build flood-protected houses on the Chars of the Jamuna river, the main arm of the Brahmaputra in Bangladesh

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

Constructing flood protected houses and elevating the existing houses are measures taken in anticipation to threat of floods due to sea level rise. Habitat protection makes the project fit into CCA concept.

Results / Outputs

Ongoing

Contact Details

Chars Livelihood Programme, Bangladesh
e-mail: info@clp-bangladesh.org
Website: http://www.clp-bangladesh.org