Bangladesh - Enhancement of Adaptive Capacity of Drought Vulnerable Community in North West Region of Bangladesh
Leading Organization:SouthSouthNorth, CARITAS
This project has five objectives. The first is to build community partnerships and engage stakeholders in preparing for climate change. To complete this objective, the project will conduct surveys and hold workshops on the topic.
The second objective is to identify vulnerable groups and specific vulnerabilities, as well as identifying existing coping strategies and local knowledge that can be drawn on to counter these vulnerabilities.
The third objective, building awareness of climate change and adaptation, includes activities dedicated to collecting and sharing information on climate change and potential adaptation actions.
The fourth objective is to enhance the adaptive capacity of the communities in several target areas -- agriculture, water conservation, drinking water, and livelihood promotion. 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).
Potential water conservation actions include excavation of ponds, demonstration of good practice for safe drinking water. Drinking water actions may include raising awareness of the importance of this objective as well as exploring alternative water collection techniques (e.g., rain-water gathering). Promotion of livelihoods may focus on fisheries, livestock, and poultry as sources of additional income. The final objective -- technical support, supervision, and monitoring -- involves the gathering and dissemination of climate-related information.0