Voluntary commitment

Adaptation to affects of disaster being created by climate change in the southern coastal belt region of Bangladesh which is most vulnerable to natural disasters

Description

The coastal southern region of Bangladesh is island type often affected by disaster like flood, cyclone, high tide, salinity, tidal bore etc. and is vulnerable to submerge in water in 30 to 50 years as water level rises in the se gradually year after year. These areas are highly neglected, very isolated and people are 3 times more under poverty line than other region of Bangladesh, people are constantly suffering from high contamination of salinity in the water for drinking and agriculture and most lands are fallen uncultivated due to higher level of salinity. In recent years, 3 devastating cyclones called SIDR in 2007, AILA in 2009 and MOHASIN in 2012 destroyed 90% dwelling houses of marginalized poor families which have not been built properly till this time, uprooted 85% trees, killed 78% livestock and killed thousand of people and thousands are crippling still as the aftermath of the cyclones. Almost 25 million people helplessly live in the southern coastal districts which communication facilities disrupting repeated to reach any notable support to victims. This inhuman condition make people more and more poor day by day, no livelihood support, education & health facilities are disrupting and salinity capturing southern region lands and making it impossible to live and survive by people living in this region. S, with highest priority people and region must be saved from the affects of climate change and havoc of natural disaster by government and international partners and allies

Targets

To save the lands and lives of people living in the southern region of Bangladesh from harmful affects of climate change and natural disaster by protecting the region with dams from submerging and salinity, promotion of livelihood, ensuring safe water and healthy sanitation, reconstruct communication, roads, institutions, infrastructure, ensure livelihood of marginalized and landless people and alleviate their poverty in sustainable manner, protect the southern coastal region by deep forestation.

Indicators

a) Dams are protecting the southern region vulnerable to natural disaster from higher tide, flood, salinity, tidal bore and capturing lands by saline water of the Bay for gradual rise of sea level water due to climate change
b) Alternative skills and livelihood program for the marginalized households to alleviate their poverty
c) Safe drinking water being supplied from deep tube well, rain water harvesting system and surface water mitigation program
d) Building and reconstructing of institutions for education, health, local government and administration
e) Making the coastal belt region as green belt of trees to protect the region from natural disaster and climate change affects
f) Vulnerable people are becoming more and more aware of natural disaster and climate change affects and got skilled to protect their lve from the affects of climate change and natural disasters

Means of verification

a) Various Organizational reports, evaluation process and reporting
b) Local government institutions' report, monitoring and cooperation
c) Evaluations by concerned government departments and donors from outside world

Timeframe

a) Baseline survey : March 2015 to June 2015, b) Awareness building June 2015 to December 2015, c) Dam making January 2016- December 2016, d) Deep tube well sinking and installation of rain water harvesting sustems, e) skill training and livelihood suppor

Contact Person

Mr Paul Provakar Saha
Consultant, Bahumukhi Unnayan Society ( BUS )

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