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Coastal Livelihoods Adaptation Project (CLAP)

 

Coastal Livelihoods Adaptation Project (CLAP) started from January 2012 with the assistance of German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Under this project, beneficiaries are given need based both technical & financial support for their sustainable livelihoods. Basically the project has been implementing in the disaster prone areas in Barguna, Bhola and Patuakhali. RDF always takes care of the activities for its end results as per the verifiable objectives.

 

Beneficiaries are involved in different kinds of Income Generating Activities (IGA) and gradually their socio-economic conditions are  being changed.

 

CLAP Project areas are: Barabogi, Nishanbaria, Hashar Char of Sakhina (Ex. Barabagi union) and Karaibaria, Sarikkhali (Ex. Karabaria union) unions of Amtali Upazila under Barguna district.

 

Ultimate Development Objective of CLAP is, ‘The livelihoods and means of production of the vulnerable population in selected communities of Barguna district have been rehabilitated with disaster-preventive measures and the climate induced vulnerability of the population has been sustainably reduced.’

 

Measurable Objectives of CLAP are described under:

1

Livelihood development through agricultural activities

2

Livelihood development through non-farm activities

3

Capacity Building in disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation at community level  

4

Capacity building in disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation at schools

 

CLAP activities has been implementing under 4 components and providing support to 1,125 Nos. of beneficiaries. The components are:

 

Component – 1

Livelihood Development through Agricultural Activities

Component – 2

Livelihood Development through non-farm Activities

Component – 3

Capacity Building in Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation

Component – 4

Capacity Building in Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation at Schools

 

 

Coastal Area Rehabilitation Project (CARP)

According to the World Bank Reports, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable country by the impact of climate
change. The impact of climate change includes an increase of the sea level resulting in flooding of the coastal region. The rise in sea temperature has also led to an increase in the frequency and intensity of cyclones. The Barisal region, which is with a poverty level of 52 % one of the poorest in the country, has recently been affected by the cyclones SIDR (November 2007) and AILA (2009). Both storms led to a significant damage to the infrastructure, such as embankments, roads, public buildings, schools, houses, agricultural land, etc. as well as to the lives and livelihoods of people. It is estimated, that about one lac people still live on the damaged embankments.

 

The destroyed infrastructure and living conditions of the population leads to greater vulnerability of the population, especially women, children, old people, the disabled, families with low household income and the members of minority groups, to cope with the impact of the climate change and resulting future cyclones and storm surges.

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Infrastructure and other Development:

Within the Barisal region, some coastal areas are predominantly affected by the impact of climate change and resulting disaster. The project aims at rehabilitation of the infrastructure, such as approach roads, embankments, irrigation canals, schools, cyclone shelters, etc., which will enable the communities to resume their normal lives, prepare them for future catastrophic events by providing them with a functioning infrastructure for evacuation as well as economic development. 

 

 

 

 

Cash-For-Work:

The rehabilitation of the infrastructure will be done through cash-for-work measures involving mainly female workers, who receive training, necessary equipment and thus income generation opportunities. The project will be implemented in close co-operation with the local government representatives as well as the communities, who will continue to look after the infrastructure.

 

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Training for Disaster Preparedness :

Training of selected community volunteers on disaster preparedness/community-based first aid will further increase the capacity of the selected communities to cope with the impact of climate change in the coastal area.

The implementing agency Resource Development Foundation (RDF) looks back to almost two decades of experience in
development work, including livelihood, disaster management, climate change adaptation, micro-credit and support to minority groups as well as vulnerable women, including infrastructure development through cash-for-work measures.  Since November 2009, RDF has been working with GIZ in the Coastal Area Rehabilitation Project (CARP), which deals with the impact of cyclone disaster.

 

Objectives of the Project:

 

 

 

1.

To rehabilitate the infrastructure affected by the impact of climate change.

2.

To provide better facilities for evacuation, mobility (e.g. of school children,
sick people) and economic development through improved infrastructure.

3.

To increase the capacity of the affected communities to deal with the impact of
climate change.

4.

To reduce poverty and migration.

5.

To provide income-generating opportunities (like chick rearing, goat rearing,
duck rearing, promote and support viable & sustainable IGA in the field
of agricultural component, fisheries component) to poor women and men i.e
house holds of the targeted areas by providing them with employment, training
and equipment.

6.

To provide training on disaster preparedness to the poor women and men i.e house
holds of the targeted areas.

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Target Group/Beneficiaries:

 

 

 

1.

Coastal communities affected by the impacts of climate change.

2.

Local government in these communities.

3.

Poor women as participants in the cash-for-work measures.

 

Area of operation:

The measures will be implemented in the two unions Barabogi and Karaibaria of Amtoli Upazilla (sub-district) of Barguna district. Within these unions, the most affected villages will be selected.

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