Manusher Jonno Foundation organized a baseline study findings sharing workshop on 11th March 2018 at Spectra Convention Centre, Dhaka under the SIDA supported project titled“ “Strengthen civil society and public institutions to address combating gender based violence and build community resilience to adapt climate change”. Minister of Environment and Forest ministry Mr. Anisul Islam Mahmud MP was present as Chief Guest. Quazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hasmi, Additional Director General, Department of Environment, Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of BCAS, Ylva Sahlstrand , Second Secretary, Embassy of Sweden were present as Special guest. Dilruba Haider, Coordinator- Gender and Climate Change, UN-Women and Sharmind Neelormi ,Associate professor of Jahangirnagar University were the panel discussants. Shaheen Anam, Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation Chaired the programme.
In the welcome speech Dr. Shamim Imam, Director- Program , MJF said, with the support of Swedish Sida since 2017 MJF initiated a project to address climate change impact and gender based violence in 18 districts of Charland, Coastal and CHT areas through 17 partner organizations.
Mr. Golam Rabbani, Fellow of BCA , the lead researcher of the study shared the study findings to the audience.
Adverse climate condition has made people in some coastal and char (landmass emerging from riverbed) areas implement new adaptation mechanism for survival, according to a new survey report.
The report says these people, who are vulnerable to natural disasters, have introduced cultivation of tolerant types of crops. They have also started growing vegetables at household surroundings after receiving training.
However, many of the surveyed people also said they did not receive any training on such agricultural practices.
Findings of the baseline survey report on “Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation”, which is part of a project, were disclosed yesterday at a programme in the capital’s Spectra Convention Centre.
The report recommends arranging adequate training, by both government and non-government organisations, on agricultural practices that would benefit the victims of climate change.
As many as 1,150 households were surveyed. Many of the surveyed people blamed salinity, flood and drought — harmful for cultivating crops.
The report says 91 percent people have mentioned that disasters affect occupation of the earning members.