Evaluation of Adaptation Trials for Coastal Livelihoods in GBM delta

Researche Funding: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Faculty Researcher: Prof Dr Md. Munsur Rahman, Prof Dr Mohammad Rezaur Rahman, Prof Dr Anisul Haque

Collaboration: Lead: Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET

Duration: July, 2019 - June, 2020

The recently-adopted Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 is an adaptive delta management planning process that will support adaptation to climate change. To support the adaptation financing, the risk maps developed during DECCMA work will be tested in the coastal districts of Bangladesh towards the development of the dynamic adaptation model.  The project will be executed during July 2019 to June 2020 with the specific objectives a) to test the adaptation demand identified through recent studies conducted in deltas of Potuakhali, Barguna Sadr district using few selected socio-economic indicators, b) to examine the sensitivity of each gender balanced adaptation options and fine tune the theoretical analysis for practical application and c) inform national level adaptation financing (Delta Plan 2100) through drafting and disseminating policy brief on evaluated options. Training of the communities along with demonstrations in collaboration with local NGOs and line agencies related to agriculture, fisheries/aquaculture, forestry, livestock’s etc. will be the key tool during the implementation phases.