Enhancing adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with climate change induced salinity
- Health, food and water security
- Livelihoods of people and communities
Location & People
- Asia Pacific
- Bangladesh BD
- Public / Private
- Project size:
- E&S Risk category:
- Category A
- Category B
- Category C
- Instrument Grant USD
- Government of Bangladesh Grant USD
- Government of Bangladesh (in-kind) Grant USD
Project ownersAccredited Entity
- Access Modality: International
- Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA) Bangladesh
The coastal belt of Bangladesh is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges, and sea-level rise, which have recently been observed to be becoming more intense. Increased occurrence of these hazards is accelerating saltwater intrusion into the fresh water resources along Bangladesh's coastline.
The strengthening of adaptive capacities in this project is projected to reduce the adverse impacts to agricultural livelihoods that are freshwater dependent, and to address the availability and quality of drinking water in vulnerable coastal communities. This community-based approach in planning and managing climate-resilient water supply targets the highly vulnerable, specifically women and girls.
The project has an estimated lifespan of 6 years.
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ms. Adriana Dinu Tel: +1 212 906 5143 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 212 906 5842
- Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance Bangladesh Mr. Kazi Shofiqul Azam