This document presents the Child Centred Climate Change Adaptation (4CA) approach being implemented through a project titled ‘Disaster preparedness and mitigation: build safe and resilient communities’ in Dhaka and Barguna district, Bangladesh with funding support from Plan Switzerland National Office. The 4CA works in partnership with children (as agents of change), their communities and government agencies, to raise awareness of climate change, to create locally appropriate climate smart solutions to protect children, their communities, and fulfil their human rights.
This approach also promotes climate change adaptation as it fosters the agency of children and youth, in groups and as individuals, to work towards making their lives safer and their communities more resilient to climate change and related disasters. It is empowering for children, and respectful of their views and rights as well as their vulnerabilities. It applies strategies such as awareness raising, capacity building, group formation, institutional development, research and influencing and advocacy across a range of arenas.