Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Char people in Bangladesh wetlands adapt to climate change impact

Dhaka Tribune: Thousands of distressed women have successfully adapted them with adverse impacts of climate change in remote char [wetland] villages after struggling with natural disasters and abject poverty for decades together.

Side by side adapting with adverse situations in the riverine island chars on the Brahmaputra basin, they have achieved socioeconomic success to lead better life with their family members through various income-generating activities, reports BSS.

All these became possible following successful implementation of the comprehensive Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) aiming at improving life standard of the extremely poor people living in the char areas since 2004. Under the programme, thousands of the have-nots group landless families have adapted with adverse situations to achieve self-reliance bidding good-bye to the century-old seasonal ‘monga’ during the past nine years.

The UKaid through the Department for International Development and Australian Government through Australian Agency for International Development have been funding implementation of the programme. Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, CLP is being executed by the Rural Development and Cooperatives Division with the management through Maxwell Stamp Plc.

According to official sources, the CLP has been working with the extremely poor households living on the riverine island chars to improve their livelihoods through raising plinths and providing assets and other assistances....

Erosion on the Padma River in Bangladesh, shot by Afzal Hossain Noman: The copyright holder of this file allows anyone to use it for any purpose, provided that the copyright holder is properly attributed. Redistribution, derivative work, commercial use, and all other use is permitted

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