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Disaster and climate resilient habitat


This document states that “Resilient Habitat” is an alternative approach in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation targeting the most vulnerable communities. Expanding the last decade’s introduction of individual small to medium scale DRR/CCA interventions, the government along with the donors mobilizes the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) to introduce a range of interventions that aggregately protect life & asset by uplifting people from extreme poverty.

The document presents the following salient features: i) structural safety: cyclone resilient structural design, based on 100 years tidal surge and 215 KM/per hour wind safety measures, saline proof structure etc.; ii) adaptation interventions: renewable harvesting, etc.; iii) social protection: children’s school program, health care etc.; iv) sustainable livelihood: common grazing land, mini-dairy farm, aquaculture ponds, fishery supports, common production centre etc.; v) early warning: community warning, dissemination by and through volunteers, and telecommunication transmission; vi) natural ecosystem: wind breaking tree plantation sustainable land and water management; vii) community-managed: to be self-governed by local committees.

Keywords

  • Themes:Community-based DRR, Early Warning, Education & School Safety, Environment, Health & Health Facilities, Water
  • Hazards:Cyclone
  • Countries/Regions:Bangladesh

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/30537

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