Climate Resilient Livelihoods in Bangladesh
What are the challenges?
Bangladesh is among the countries most affected by climate change. Some of the poorest and most affected live on chars – a tract of land, usually a sandbar, emerging as an island within a river channel. These chars are highly unstable, subject to constant flooding, erosion, and, in severe storms, can even be completely destroyed, along with the homes and livelihoods on them. For those that can escape the floods, they face a massively increased risk of diseases, like typhoid and dysentery, which thrive following natural disasters.
What is the aim of the project?
The project aims to provide sustainable livelihood training, safe water, and floodproofing to hundreds of families allowing them to withstand the consequences of climate change.
What are the main activities?
- Families are provided with climate-adapated livelihood training, such as special agricultural methods, and provided ongoing technical support
- Safe water and sanitation facilities are installed in the homes and settlements most at risk
- Creating groups and vocational training for women, supporting supplementary income creation, leadership training, and support against threats such as trafficking