Community-based Wetland Management Project

Community Level

Community-based Wetland Management Project

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural

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KEY SECTOR:

Wetlands Management

FUNDING AMOUNT:

Up to USD 100,000

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

1 May 2011-1 May 2013
Description of Intervention

In the proposed project area, Godabanne Chora stream is the main source of irrigation and fish farming, but declining rainfall and rising temperatures has decreased water levels in recent years. Climate change forecasts predict that current climate shifts will continue towards warmer and drier conditions with negative consequences to both ecosystems and livelihoods. The project aims to increase the strength and capacity of indigenous communities to adapt to a changing climate and sustainably manage their resources. This will be achieved by promoting sustainable crop varieties, improved agricultural practices, improved water collection and training in other income generating activities. To increase the social acceptability of the project the participation of the community during implementation of the project will be assured.

Problems to be Addressed

Water scarcity; improving irrigation facilities

Aims

To increase the capacity of the community to adapt to adverse climate conditions and sustainably manage the wetland area.

Objectives

• To increase the capacity of the community in sustainable wetland management and adaptation towards adverse climate change situation;
• Conservation of aquatic and upland biodiversity of the Borkona Godabanne Chora; and
• Support the community to upgrade the livelihoods with different income generating activities.

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

The project aims at strengthening the capacity of communities to adapt to climate change. Along with this, the project will also focus on biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of land. Hence it fits into the CCA and EBA concept.

Results / Outputs

Ongoing

Contact Details

Mr. Abu Sumon

Abu.Sumon@undp.org

Phone:  +880 2 811 8600 Ext 2409

Fax: +880 2 811 3196
C/O UNDP G.P.O Box No. 224,
Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh

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