Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Introduction:During the reporting period the project accomplished some significant activities in order to raise people voices towards conservation of Sunderbans and its biodiversity. The project is implemented at Munshigonj, Gabura, Padmapukur and Burigoalini Union of Shyamnagar Upazila under Satkhira District. The project has formed 40 groups and 19 Ward Level federations. These two tier organizational structures are actively working towards mobilizing and sensitizing the community people against resource extraction from the Sundarbans. In order to reduce dependency on the Sundarbans the organized poor are provided with alternative livelihood options Alternative Income Generating Activities (AIGA) development is a one of the focus issue of the project. Project initiated AIGA for reducing resources extraction from the Sunderban. Besides, A collaborative essence in between GO, Local Elected Body (LEB), and elite people has been built and facilitated in the project. Regular meeting with the group people, federations and LEBs and Government officials are made project well familiar among the people living adjoining to the Sunderbans.

Project Agreement Number: (Contact No. ACCU/Eo9)

Overall Objective:

Ensure sustainable development by enhancing coping capacity of poor and extreme poor people to climate change-induced vulnerabilities and shocks through education, empowerment, livelihood security, and capacity building”.

Specific Objectives:

  • Selected disadvantaged poor people are able to make use of the livelihood support and achieve sustainable development.
  • Selected target beneficiaries receive need-based training so that they can enhance their livelihood support productively.

Outputs:

  • Community people of 40 villages in the two selected Unions are made aware of climate change, its possible impacts and the adaptation measures that can be undertaken to cope with vulnerabilities and shocks.
  • Selected disadvantaged community people are organized and empowered and they are able to work collectively to achieve sustainable development and are able to claim their tights and entitlement.
  • Pressure on the Sundarnbans have been reduced

Project Components: Livelihood, Climate Change, DRR, IGA, Capacity building.

Major Activities:

  • Formation of Sundarban Bio-diversity Committee
  • Holding of Sundarban Bio-diversity Committee Meeting
  • Holding of Meeting at Schools on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change
  • Formation of Eco-clubs
  • Awareness Building event on Environmental issues
  • Skill Development Training on Livelihood
  • Federation Capacity Building Training
  • Education Session on Environmental Issues in School
  • Training on Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change at Group and Federation Level
  • Orientation at School Students on   Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change and Plan for Local Level Intervention Though Eco-club ( Rallies/ Discussion Meeting/ Theater )
  • Day observation (Art/essay/ debate/ slogan writing competition/ Discussion Meeting among the school /college students)

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

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Project Duration:January 2015 December 2016

Financial partner (Donor):   Asia pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO (ACCU)- Japan

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Shyamnagor, Satkhira

Project Budget: BDT 25 00 000

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

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Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Email:a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678