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Governance for Climate Resilience (G4CR)

Project Introduction

Governance is being one major issue that ensures proper management of different activities regarding any issues. The Governance for Climate Resilience (G4CR) is a two year project to promote grassroots resilience in development policies and processes at the local level in the area of water, food security and livelihoods.  In relation with the climate-induced impacts and relevant governance and justice issues that act as barriers for the local communities to build their adaptive capacity with especial focus on women and youth.

It is a partnership between the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the Center for Climate Justice- Bangladesh (CCJ-B) and the Center for Natural Studies (CNRS), funded by New Venture Fund (NVF), USA.

Key goals

  1. Emphasizing governance issues to promote climate justice, through vulnerability assessment and loss and damage assessment
  2. Demonstrate the capacity building of the local community as well as the local government to ensure better governance.
  3. Justifygood governance practice for stimulating climate resilience of the vulnerable communities in coastal zone of Bangladesh.

This project, will be a short experiment of methodology development; based on which we hope to have a good provided methodology and can apply them universally or applicable in other country that how to count the Loss and Damage.

Outcomes of the project will be communicated to the wider audience, including to policy stakeholders with the aim of shaping national adaptation strategies towards building social-ecological resilience in areas located at the forefront of climate change impacts in Bangladesh.

Methodical Approaches

The project will adopt a three-pronged intervention approach:

  1. Rights-based local resilience building,
  2. Legal, policy and institutional analyses and suggestive measures;
  • Research and communication.

The country has many policies on paper but it is important now to carry these out in practice. Currently the country has a lot of national funds to carryout national level work on loss and damage but we have not been able to channel that properly. So in future, all of us have to think of practicing good governance and this project will be one step towards ensuring that.

Research methods and tools
Field visits (Social maps/ land use map) Seasonal activity/ livelihood calendar
Transect (historical transect) Livelihood history interviews
Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Problem analysis
Household surveys Implementation activities
Community Consultation-FGDs Desk review of relevant policies and literature
Experts Interviews/ KIIs Project evaluation tools
Research methods and tools
Community history Media Articles, Policy briefs,
Hazard  calendar and hazard risk mapping Workshops, Seminars and Consultation

Project plan and proposed methodology

  1. Analyzing the local government annual development plans and budgets and relates these with the adaptation needs and priorities of local communities
  2. Developing protocols for policy implementation gap analyses related key polices like water policy, fisheries policy, agriculture policy, gender policy and disaster policy
  3. assessing loss and damage communities encountered due to climate change induced hazards and coping strategies they adopted
  4. Conducting community vulnerability assessment in project villages.
  5. Build consensus among all parties (local communities that include farmers, fishers, women, youth, leaseholder of khal and local government, local administration, upazila fisheries and Agriculture officers and water development board) for promotion of good practices to tackle climate induced perturbations and building resilience