Integrating Community-based Adaptation into Afforestation and Reforestation Programmmes in Bangladesh (ICBAAR)

Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. The country is frequently subjected to cyclones, floods, and storm surges due to the adverse impact of climate change.  Around 35 million people who are living in 19 coastal districts of the country are in the highest level of climate risks. Experts suspected that due to global warming, 10-15% Bangladesh’s land could be inundated by 2050, resulting in over 25 million climate refugees from the coastal districts.

To reduce vulnerabilities and hazards of such extreme weather events, UNDP has initiated a four year project called ‘Integrating Community-based Adaptation into Afforestation and Reforestation (ICBA-AR) Programmes in Bangladesh.

What we do

The objective of the programme is to reduce climate vulnerability of local communities through participatory planning, community-based management, integration of climate resilient livelihoods and diversification of species in afforestation and reforestation Programme. The project has following Components:

  • Increase resilience of local communities through diversification of livelihood and species in coastal greenbelts;
  •  Strengthening community involvement in, and ownership of forestry-based adaptation and climate risk reduction activities
  • Protect communal livelihood assets from extreme weather events.



Project start date:

July 2015

Estimated end date:

June 2021

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bangladesh

    Implementing partner:

    Environ. & Forest Dept.

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $195,504

    2020 $818,134

    2019 $1,745,466

    2018 $1,488,178

    2017 $1,244,814

    2016 $62,878

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