Enhancing adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with climate change induced salinity

Enhancing adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with climate change induced salinity

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 12 Oct 2024
  • ESS Category Category B

Strengthening the adaptive capacity of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with the impacts of climate-induced salinity on their livelihoods and water security.

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.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


27 May 2015 - 1010 days

Concept note received

27 May 2015

Funding proposal received

29 Aug 2015

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

08 Jul 2016

Cleared by iTAP

12 Dec 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

22 Sep 2017


01 Mar 2018 - 226 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

FAA executed

28 Aug 2018

Under implementation

12 Oct 2018 - 719 days so far

FAA effective

12 Oct 2018

Disbursement - USD 4,735,682

15 Jan 2019

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019


12 Oct 2024 - 1,475 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Least Developed Countries
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing14% disbursed

GrantUSD 24,980,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 8,000,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842

National Designated Authority


Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance

Ms. Fatima Yasmin
Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance, Block No:8, Room no:3&4, Shere-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone +88 02 9113743
Phone +88 02 9133489