Enhancing Adaptive Capacities of Coastal Communities, Especially Women, to Cope with Climate Change-Induced Salinity: FP069

Project Outline

This project seeks to support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) in strengthening the adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with impacts of climate change-induced salinity on their livelihoods and water security, by addressing information, technical, and financial/institutional barriers to implementing and managing resilient livelihoods and drinking water solutions for vulnerable communities in the southwestern coastal districts of Khulna and Satkhira.

Country(ies) Bangladesh
National Designated Authority (NDA) Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance
Accredited Entity (AE) United Nations Development Programme: UNDP (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Ministry of Women and Children Affairs: MoWCA (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission January 25, 2018
Estimated Project Duration 2018-2024
Target Sector Water Management/Agriculture
GCF Financing 24.98 million USD (Grant) Small
  • GoB: 7 million USD (Grant/Cash)
  • GoB: 1 million USD (Grant/In-kind)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Enhancement of climate resilient livelihoods and value chains in coastal agricultural communities, focusing on women (participatory mapping for livelihood portfolio through five workshops, formation and reactivation of 1,017 Women Livelihood Groups, procurement of inputs, and business skills development).
  2. Promoting access to safe and reliable climate resilient drinking water, focusing on women (water collection and treatment system, etc.).
  3. Institutional capacity building for climate risk management of livelihoods and drinking water security.
Implementation and management arrangements
  • Department of Women Affairs (DWA)
  • Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
Ref: FP069 Enhancing Adaptive Capacities of Coastal Communities, Especially Women, to Cope with Climate Change-Induced Salinity

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

Expected total number of direct and indirect beneficiaries, disaggregated by gender (reduced vulnerability or increased resilience):

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 245,516 persons (50.2% of total beneficiaries will be female)
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: 473,713 persons
    0.44% of the total population (16.25% of the population of the two target districts)