UNDP’s ICBA-AR Programme preparing to support 6000 volunteers of Bangladesh Climate Change Programme (CPP) in five vulnerable coastal districts
UNDP’s Integrating Community-based Adaptation into Afforestation and Reforestation (ICBA-AR) Programme implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Forest with support from GEF will provide training and modern equipment and raising awareness of 6000 volunteers of Climate Change Programme (CPP) to work in five most vulnerable costal districts on climate change adaptation and emergency response.
A meeting was held between the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and ICBA-AR Programme of UNDP Bangladesh on 10th July 2017 at DDM conference center, Mohakhali, Dhaka to decide possible support that UNDP may provide for strengthening the Climate Change Programme (CPP) network. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Riaz Ahmed, Director General of DDM of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Government of Bangladesh. The Meeting attended by senior officials from DDM and CPP. Mr. Khursid Alam, Assistant Country Director, UNDP was also present in the meeting.
Bangladesh is frequently subjected to cyclones. Those living in coastline are especially vulnerable. Of the 250,000 deaths resulting from cyclones worldwide between 1980-2000, 60% occurred in Bangladesh.