Enhancement of Adaptive Capacity of Drought Vulnerable Community in North West Region of Bangladesh

Community Level

Enhancement of Adaptive Capacity of Drought Vulnerable Community in North West Region of Bangladesh

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural

BEST PRACTICE IN:

InformationEducation and CampaignCapacity Building

KEY SECTOR:

Agriculture

FUNDING AMOUNT:

Up to USD 100,000

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

2007-2010
Description of Intervention

The project will first identify vulnerable groups by involving stakeholders, which will be followed by awareness creation. It will also try to enhance adaptive capacity of communities. In the area of agriculture, the project will explore the options of improving cropping patterns (e.g., use of drought-tolerant crops, crop diversification) and promoting integrated farming (which combines horticulture, vegetable-growing, agro-forestry, and fruit trees).

Problems to be Addressed

Water conservation; managing other livelihood sources

Aims

Create awareness about climate change and help improving the coping capacity by focusing on livelihood options.

Objectives

• To build community partnerships and engage stakeholders in preparing for climate change;
• To identify vulnerable groups and specific vulnerabilities, as well as identify existing coping strategies and local knowledge that can be drawn on to counter these vulnerabilities;
• To build awareness of climate change and adaptation, including activities dedicated to collecting and sharing information on climate change and potential adaptation actions; and
• To enhance the adaptive capacity of the communities in several target areas -- agriculture, water conservation, drinking water, and livelihood promotion.

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

The aim of the project is identifying vulnerable groups and awareness creation about climate change. It also aims at enhancing the adaptive capacity, which rightly fits into the CCA concept.

Contact Details

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
e-mail: info@bcas.net
Website: http://www.bcas.net/contact.php
CARITAS Bangladesh
e-mail: cbgeneral@caritasbd.org
info@caritasbd.org
Website: http://www.caritasbd.org

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