Disaster induced water crisis in Gabura

File photo of flooding caused by Cyclone Amphan. Photo: Kazi Fazla Rabbi While the government and non-profit organizations are doing their best to help out, it is still unlikely the plight of these people are going to end soon Another cyclone season is here. Experience of the cyclone season varies from where you are reading […]

When a deadly cyclone is followed by a global pandemic

Jamila Begum (35) is living on the bank of the river. As it is a coastal region, as well as the start of the Sundarbans, a climate-induced natural disaster like a cyclone, river erosion, flood, tidal surges and sea-level rises brings big challenges for maintaining proper hygiene. This photo was taken on August 24, 2020 […]

PM to P4G Summit: Fortify action-oriented approach to attain green growth

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the P4G Seoul Summit virtually, in a recorded message, on Saturday, May 30, 2021 PID Bangladesh is the first LDC to establish a ‘Climate Change Trust Fund’ from its own resources, she says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday put forward three suggestions before the Partnering for Green Growth and […]

Destruction by Cyclone Amphan continues to haunt its survivors after one year

Storm surge rushes into a village in Satkhira, destroying a road, following Cyclone Amphan. Photo taken on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Photo: Dhaka Tribune Cyclone Amphan affected the lives of about one million people in Bangladesh’s coastal areas Hajatkhali village of Uttar Bedkashi union in Koyra upazila of Khulna district is located at the southwest […]

Rozina’s journey

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How one rural Bangladeshi woman became a self-sufficient and resilient farmer Agriculture has always played a dominant role for Bangladesh in the way of socio-economic development. More than 80% of the people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture currently and a significant percentage of farmers are still marginal and landless. These people’s lives […]

Climate change adaptations are effective when joint initiatives are taken

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A ‘wooden bridge/culvert’ constructed jointly by the Local Government Institution, NGOs and Local Community in Godaipur village at Paikgacha upazilla in Khulna district. It is one of the examples of the implementation of the RRAP by collaborative and joint action at the local level. Photo: Kamruzzman Khan Community-level bridge construction needs collaborative actions from the […]

Influx of intra district migrants in search of life

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Seasonal migrant workers are going to work in the brickfields of Jessore district as day-labourers from Bhasandal village under the Gulishakhali union in Morrelganj Upazila, Bagerhat. Courtesy Influx of intra district migrants in search of life I have been living in Dhaka since my birth. My family migrated to Dhaka from a small city in […]

Mother’s Parliament

Mother’s Parliament

A session of Mother’s Parliament ongoing in Koyra Upazila under Khulna district where members of the MP discussing the issues related to their action plan An evidence of Locally Led Adaptation Bangladesh is making quite a good number of progress on the strategic front to take climate action. The country has Disaster Risk Reduction strategies […]

Making market at the doorstep

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Daily transection in the Collection Centre at west Gulishakhali village in Bagerhat district. Photo: Kamruzzman Khan An alternative solution for better access to market for the smallholder farmers West Gulishakhali (ward no 8) is a village at Nishanbaria Union under Morrelganj Upazila, Bagerhat district. This is a flood and saline prone 4 square kilometre area, […]

Alternative resilient livelihood through fish farming

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Bidhan Chandra Das shows his fish he farmed in his own pond. Courtesy How Bidhan Chandra Das became the ‘friend of fish farmer’ in his village Intense and frequent occurrences of cyclone, flood, tidal surge, river erosion, and salinity stress have been rigorously disturbing agriculture, fish cultivation, and livestock rearing in the coastal zone in […]