Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Name: Building Resilient Urban Communities (BRUC)
Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities: Development of Pilot Activities and Project Development Support” (BRUC) Project.

Project Introduction: The Project attempts to contribute to a climate resilient urban future through community led resilience building initiatives that are integrated in institutional planning systems and processes. This is done by taking an urban systems approach that supports climate change integration into city planning, project development and implementation, knowledge sharing and capacity building. In particular, it aims to help ensure that poor urban dwellers in the cities, especially vulnerable groups, are able to realize their rights and improve their well-being despite the impact of different shocks and stressors including climate change. The community and concerned stakeholders have examined the community’s key hazards, vulnerabilities, and capacities in addressing their risks; and facilitate a resilience planning process where the local stakeholders identify a pilot community-led project for implementation through “The Community Assessment and Resilience Planning (CARP) workshop”. A feasibility study has been facilitating on “Climate Resilient Park and Training Academy at ward no. 09, Faridpur Municipality” by external consulting firm named “ENVIROSHED”. The feasibility study analyzed the technical, environmental, social, financial and economic and sustainability of the proposed community led project (CLP). In this connection, it was required to share the findings of the study with concerned stakeholders and finalize the CLP with prior recommendation. The co-creation workshop has been organized to finalize the CLP and to start the implementation process.

Project Agreement Number: R07849- E-207

Overall Objective: Improved living standards and food security for below poverty line households through climate resilient and sustainable livelihood approaches.

  • To ensure productive and resilient livelihoods through green jobs and solid waste management.
  • To strengthen community resilience and the ability to create a clean and healthy environment.
  • To establish a resilience academy for the development of community based accepting livelihood skills which will contribute to sustainable socio-economic development in ward 9, Faridpur municipality.

Project Component:

  • Mitigation, Awareness: Risk Assessment, Advocacy, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Community Led Project-1: Improvement of Community Based Solid Waste Management System.
  • Community Led Project-2: Establishment of Resilience academy with skill development for sustainable economy of the community.
  • Community readiness on climate resilience academy: Different campaign program engaging religious/community leaders.
  • Community Led Project 3: Climate Smart Community Park

Expected Outputs:

  • Capacity building of centre personnel
  • Involvement of centre personnel in every step.
  • Community advocacy meeting and workshop with support of Faridpur Municipality and DAM
  • Nation building departments invited
  • The park will be powered by renewable energy
  • 100% organic bags made from cassava
  • Learn about biogas plant
  • Parabolic reflector cooker
  • Utilizing rainwater
  • Floating agriculture
  • Several gardening techniques
  • Learning about disaster early warning system

Water resources and health: Pond and canal excavation; Pond sand filter; Rainwater harvesting system for drinking and small-scale irrigation; artificial aquifer

Agriculture: Water efficient rice farming (e.g., Alternate Wetting Drying -AWD/System of rice intensification -SRI); Drip irrigation; Zero tillage/minimum tillage; Alternative cropping pattern in drought condition; Floating garden

Infrastructure: Floating house/school; Heat tolerant mud house with eco-friendly air cooler; Raised home for Char area; Fortified house for Char area

Fisheries: Cage fish farming

Poultry and Livestock: Poultry house (integrated poultry-fish system – FAO model); Duck raising in flood prone areas; Climate change resilient livestock (cattle and sheep); Low soil moisture fodder production for livestock

Ecosystems: Bee keeping; Biological control of pests and diseases (e.g., Pheromone traps); Black soldier fly farming.

Meteorological Services: Early warning system

Major Activities: DAM has set some major activities to reach the goal of the Project, every major activity has some sub activities for proper implementation and understanding of the project participants and stakeholders.

  • Training module development, composting process of urban kitchen waste, health & safety management of waste workers, waste business development.
  • Training for waste collector & waste pickers, waste recyclers, training on waste management for municipal & other stakeholders, training on composting process to waste collector/supervisors/compost workers, training on waste business.
  • Distribution of ICE materials for awareness raising.
  • Community sensitization events on SWM
  • Implementation and operation of waste management activities, 6 waste collection van handover to municipality, 2000 bin distribution to 1000 HH.
  • Functional community led SWM System
  • Cluster based leadership development at community level
  • Development waste entrepreneurship
  • Bridging between community and municipal authority.
  • Involvement of centre personnel in every step.
  • Community advocacy meeting and workshop with support of Faridpur Municipality and DAM
  • Nation building departments invited

Project Duration: April 2018 to 31 October 2022 (Continue by Communities)

Financial partner (Donor):  Oxfam in Bangladesh

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Faridpur Municipality

Project Budget:  BDT 2,12,98,200/-

Contact Person :
Name & Designation: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Cell: 01710-231671, Email: