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PRODUCE Project in the Conference on ‘Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change
December 1, 2011
CARE Bangladesh shared the experience of Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change in a recent conference jointly organized by Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB), Action Aid Bangladesh (AAB) and Sociology Department of Rajshahi University-Bangladesh. The divisional conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change was organized to exchange ideas and promising practices of CBA among the practitioners and researchers. The conference is the first of series of divisional level consultation on CBA that will take place in all the seven divisions of Bangladesh over the next one year. This conference was held on November 16, 2011 at Senate Bhaban, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.

On behalf of CARE Bangladesh, PRODUCE Project presented and shared learning on” Application of Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis in Local Development and Increasing Community Adaptation”. Mr. Sekhar Bhattacharjee, Team Leader of PRODUCE presented the topics in the seminar. The presentation was developed using the experiential learning achieved through Participatory Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment Exercise in the Northwest of Bangladesh.

Considering the extent and severity of climate change and its impact on the lives and livelihood of the vulnerable communities, more effective and integrated efforts are required between researchers and practitioners, which is acknowledged by the practitioners, climate scientists, researchers and the policy makers during the conference. The participants include researchers of leading universities and the leading practitioners of CBA in Bangladesh. Among the practitioners, Action Aid Bangladesh, Water Aid, Church of Bangladesh BCAS, IIED, PROVA, CONCERN Worldwide, Inter Cooperation, DABI Naogaon, MMS Sirajganj participated and exchanged learning and best practices.

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