Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Introduction:

The core climate change threats, as apprehended in this proposed project, are climate change-induced disaster like high tidal, cyclone, tidal surge and salinity. The project plans to addresses these issues in the following ways:

Climate change-induced disasters cannot be prevented, however, a number of interventions can be undertaken to mitigate its impacts so that loss due to such disasters are less. Climate change has been having adverse negative impacts on water supply, agriculture, fisheries, livestock and infrastructures in Shyamnagar area. The proposed project will try to promote more adaptive agricultural crops that can survive in saline condition and give substantial yield. Furthermore, emphasis will be given on vegetable cultivation in homesteads so that families can meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs but can also sell the surplus in the market and have sustainable income. The targeted households will be encouraged to plant fruit trees (like sopheda, jam, etc) and fuel wood trees (rain tree, in their homesteads that can also provide income source and meet household’s fuel wood need.

Apart from introducing adaptive agriculture, the project will introduce programmes to promote fisheries and livestock that can survive in such extreme conditions. In fisheries, the project will encourage culture of salt water tolerant fishes either in pond and jointly with agricultural crops or in rivers in confinement. Some of the species can be tilapia (monosex mainly) and pangus, gulshe tengra, bata, vetki, parsa, etc.  Households will be able to benefit both though sale and consumption.  Perhaps the most profitable and adaptive IGA is short rotation carp culture. This will be promoted because, it is low cost, return on investment is good and households can have multiple harvesting and hence better income.  Besides, rearing of sheep/Goat, Duck and Poultry has good adaptive capacity (can tolerate high level temperature and salinity) and good potential in the project areas. The proposed project take plan to expand the above mentioned livelihood options under this project.

Project Agreement Number: No Agreement Number is seen in the contract paper.

Overall Objective: Resilience and coping capacity to climate change-induced events and shocks increased for poor and extreme poor households.

Specific Objectives:

  • Build and empower self-managed and accountable institutions of the Sundarbans-dependent poor and extreme poor households.
  • Build resilience of the targeted households to climate change induced disasters through provision of livelihood security.
  • Promote better health and hygiene practices through developing community-based health care support system.
  • Contribute to climate change mitigation through promotion of fuel efficient low carbon emitting ovens and increased carbon sequestration and carbon stocking from enriched Sundarbans resulting from reduced anthropogenic pressure.


  • Self-managed 20-25 groups formed with poor and extreme poor households.
  • Community mechanism established
  • 500 targeted beneficiaries supported to successfully develop and manage sustainable income generating activities (IGA).
  • Technical and managerial competencies of the 500 targeted households increased through need-based training on income generating activities (IGAs) so that they can manage the IGAs effectively and receive greater income return.
  • Essential health support system established at the community level with the help  4 community-based health workers called “Shasthya Shebikas”
  • 130 households are provided with sanitary latrines for safe disposal of human excreta.
  • 18 deep tube wells are installed in 3 unions to supply safe water for drinking and other domestic use.
  • Setting up of 5 Pond-Sand Filter water supply systems through re-excavation of ponds. .
  • 450 Fuel efficient low carbon emitting ovens supplied among the target beneficiaries to positively contribute to climate change mitigation,
  • Plinth raising of 315 houses to improve their existing poor and vulnerable status.
  • Development of connecting road of 2 km

Project Components: IGA, Livelihood, Institutionalization,

Major Activities:

  • Food Security, Social Protection
  • Comprehensive Disaster Management
  • Mitigation and Low Carbon Development
  • Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Project Participants (Direct):





Senior Citizen(61+)











251 679


Project Duration: January 2014 to September 2016

Financial partner (Donor): Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

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

Project Budget: 22,479,970

Number of project staffs and volunteers: Male Staff 7

Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Cell : 01758 939678