Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to adverse impact of climate change. Flash flood affected haor basin is one of four climate hotspot areas of the country. Wave erosion due to the intense flash flood is one of the major threats to the haor settlements. Flash flood waves (locally called Afal) inundate the common area destroying harvests of the households living in the hati.

Taking into account this vulnerability of haor residents, PKSF is implementing a project titled ‘Climate-resilient Infrastructure for Sustainable Community Life in the Haor Region of Bangladesh financed by IKI Small Grants Funding Scheme of German Federal Ministry for the Environment. The project is being implemented at haor area of Sunamgonj district of Bangladesh with a view to protect the villages (Hati) from wave erosion of Afal. German development organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) Bangladesh office is looking after the project. The grant agreement between PKSF and giz was executed on 14 February 2023 and the project was launched since 1 March 2023.

The two years duration project is being implemented through PKSF’s selected Partner Organization (PO) in Sunamgonj district. The main activities of the project are; a) Construction of hati protection wall, b) Plantation native tress beside the wall; and c) Raising plinth of community common space for drying and harvesting of crops.

Project at a glance:

Title of the project

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Climate-resilient Infrastructure for Sustainable Community Life in The Haor Region of Bangladesh.

Working area

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Sunamganj

Funded by

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz)

Total budget

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Grant: BDT 96.90 million. (EURO 0.969 million)

Duration

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1 March 2023 to 28 February 2025

Project goal

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To improve the climate resilience of selected communities in the haor region of Bangladesh.

Objectives

 

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Promote climate adaptive infrastructural measures, livelihoods, and to improve the biodiversity conservation through sustainable resource management for reducing the adverse impacts of climate change in the haor region of Bangladesh.

Target of the project

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Construction of 1 km protection wall, 1 km tree plantation, and courtyard raising of 3 community common space in the haor region.

No. of beneficiary

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Direct: A total of 330 HH or 1500 people, Indirect: 4600 people.

Implementing Partner Organization (PO)

 

TMSS, Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB), and Padakhep Manobik Unnayan Kendra (Padakhep)

Achievement

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For the implementation of project activities 3(three) hati are selected.