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Climate resilience grantee mid-term report.
Learn more about how a grant from Cities Alliance Innovation Programme, is supporting communities to improve climate resilience in the flood-prone Kuakata and Mongla port municipalities in Bangladesh.
For densely populated cities in coastal areas of the Bay of Bengal, the impacts of climate change are already a daily reality, while the threat of future climate-related emergencies is constantly on the horizon. The region has been affected by frequent cyclones, erosion, and sea-level rise, while saltwater has overflowed into communities, damaging soils, drinking water supplies and livelihoods. These climate-related impacts have been especially devastating for impoverished people, such as indigenous (Rakhine) families and women-headed households living in informal settlements, who are already more vulnerable to economic shocks.
Badabon Sangho, in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and with support from the Cities Alliance Innovation Programme, aims to address these issues through its project, Climate Resilience Plans Development with Digital Maps in Bay of Bengal's Cities. The project includes community awareness and engagement sessions, training of youth for data collection and mapping initiatives.
This 2-page report provides an overview of the project, its achievements and key lessons learned. It also describes further issues that the ongoing project should address in the next months.