Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) is a long-term programme of action research focused on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) in five major Livelihood Zones that correspond to five major ecosystems of Bangladesh which are part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra River flood plains, coastal and hill systems. These zones support livelihood of a very high proportion of the country’s population and are characterized by varied types of climate hazards, including flood, tidal inundation, cyclones, drought etc.
ARCAB programme is carried out by nine International NGOs who have extensive operations in Bangladesh and several international and national research institutions. The objectives of the programme are, among others, collect community based traditional knowledge on adaptation, generate empirical knowledge on community based adaptation through undertaking action research, participatory monitoring activities etc. ARCAB will produce high quality scientific knowledge for dissemination, and methodologies and participatory monitoring systems for replication in similar conditions both nationally and internationally.
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