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SCS PBC RCC Project

Strengthen Civil Society and Public Institutions to Build Community Resilience for Climate Change

Background of the project

Over the last 25 years NABOLOK has focused more to the governance related issues and climate change adaptation where MJF is one of the largest resource sharing partners. Considering NABOLOK’s strength in working through on human rights, governance and climate change related programs,  – MJF awarded a project titled “Strengthen Civil Society and Public Institutions to Build Community Resilience for Climate Change Adaptation” from July 2017 to September 2021 which is funded by SIDA.

Goal of the project

To build greater community resilience to climate change impacts and natural disaster in climatic and environmentally vulnerable ShymnagarUpazila of Sathkhira District.

Main beneficiaries

Total 6075 population (among them women were 4860 and men 1215) of 1350 households of 45 climate vulnerable village under 6 unions of Shyamnagerupazila will be the target beneficiaries of the project. Climate vulnerable people especially women, Left behind women and climate migrants people and poor people will be the target beneficiaries of the project.

Stakeholder

Why they need to involve

1.Total  1350 climate vulnerable HHs of six unions

·   Skill development training for increasing capacity

·   For better livelihood and social security in their locality.

·   Receive support from Social Safety Nets.

2.Local Government Bodies

·   Increasing access of targeted beneficiaries to public services

·   Continuing project benefits beyond the project period

3. Relevant Ministries, Govt. Department,National Human Rights Commission

·   Policy and program intervention for socio-economic integration of climate migrants and their left behind family members

4. NGOs, CSOs working disaster and climate change human rights

·   For skill and capacity building on possible livelihood practices for left behind women

5. Media Journalist

·   Collect information and case studies on climate trapped people.

6.Development partners

·   To encourage more investment on local governance and socio-economic development in the Climate Change hotspots.

Duration of the project

01 July, 2017 – 30 September, 2021

Major Interventions

Major activities of the project were below:

Village Group Meeting (monthly)

The target of Village Group Meeting was 540 within July 2018 to June 2019 and achievement was 100%.  By the Village Group meeting group members able to understand that they need to save their taka for future necessary. They also understand it is essential to create Income Generation Activity for their own improvement by this activity.

Total 45 Village Level Groups will be formed from 45 villages where each group consists of 30 persons. It will be a non-cost activity. It will be a mixed group of male and female but at least 60% member will be female.

Farmer’s group meeting- Quarterly

Under SCS & PIBC RCC Project, Shyamnagar, Satkhira has 45 Farmer Groups and Each group meeting held within three months and 180 Farmers group meeting has done out 1800 meeting within the July 2018 to June 2019. Each groups formation with 10 members. Agendas in these meeting were using modern technology for farming, who are the concern person from Upazilla Government Office such as Upazilla Agricultural, Fisheries, Livestock Office, using organic fertilizer, how to adaptive agriculture adapt with climate change, produce different types of agricultural vegetables product  besides on other and house hold yard for increase nutrition and increase income source etc.

Periodic meeting with community volunteer – Quarterly

6 Volunteer Groups will be formed from 6 Unions and each group consists of 10 youths where at least 60% must be female youth. Periodic meeting with community volunteer was conducted under 6 union from July 2018 to June 2019 by quarterly where the female participants were 89 out of 148 (attendance percentage was 60%) was and male participants were 52 out of 92 (attendance percentage was 57%).

Day Observation (International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, Environment Day, National Disaster Preparedness Day)

Under this project activity there were three day observation has done with the participation of community people under 6 unions and Upazilla level. There days has observed on 13th October as International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, 10th March as National Disaster Preparedness Day and on 5th June as Environment Day with the participation of community people under 6 unions and Upazilla level. These events were conducted to make people aware from the celebration days. Events arranged of these days were rally, issue based discussion on day celebration.

Periodic follow-up meeting with UDMC, UzDMC

Target meeting 14 0f Periodic follow-up meeting was conducted with UDMC members From July 2018 to June 2019 and Achieve was 13. Agenda of this meeting were Action plan of UDMC, Linkage with Govt. Department in Upazila level, Discussion of Nabolok agenda in the UDMC need to specific, Hang on wall of action plan of UDMC, Sharing on Interface meeting, Sharing on CSC, Sharing on summer season vegetables seed distribution, Budget announcement day and time fixation of own Union Parishad, Escalation fund (this agenda was for NOBOJATRA project, which is run by SHUSHILAN), Miscellaneous.

Training of community/potential leaders on gender base violence related to climate change impact and disaster

Potential leaders from the community received training on gender base violence related to climate change impact and disaster under this activity. During training session the topics which have discussed among the participants are- Types of gender, sex, gender equality, gender equity and gender justice, gender violence, Types of gender sensitivity during disaster, Group work on gender violence, Implementation process gender justice and sensitivity.

Local level advocacy meeting with service providers

Through this activity discussion on Local Level Advocacy meeting with service provider are project activities briefing, sharing on achievement from the running activities, sharing on service provider’s activity, Linkage process with the service providers. By the discussion there was try to make members of local level service providers to get support among the beneficiaries. During discussion session Upazila Agricultural department committed to give support among the beneficiaries.

Coordination Meeting between NGOs/CSOs Network

In Shyamnagar Upazila there are working different types of NGO’s on climate change adaptation program. Under this activity there is some issues has discussed with NGOs and CSOs for networking. The issues are discussion on Project base activity from the NGO’s in Shyamnagar Upazila, Introduce with the activities of SCS & PIBC RCC project by the implement of NABOLOK, To take help to the beneficiaries of SCS & PIBC RCC project from the different other NGO’s, Miscellaneous.

Training on climate resilient/ adaptive agriculture/crop cultivation (e.g. homestead gardening, saline/flood tolerant agriculture, aquaculture & livestock raring etc).

For introduce adaptive agriculture practice members of farmers group has received training on climate resilient/ adaptive agriculture/crop cultivation (e.g. homestead gardening, saline/flood tolerant agriculture, aquaculture & livestock raring etc. This training was conducted by Upazila Agricultural Officer in different types of union level location. Under this activity farmers has received regarding some important issues such as homestead gardening, saline/flood tolerant agriculture, aquaculture, Introduce with different types of organic fertilizer, Introduce with organic fertilizer and using system, Introduce with different types of medicine, different types of crops and vegetables diseases and treatment and problems during crop cultivation and solutions.

Market oriented early summer & winter climate resilient vegetable cultivation

To Initiate and promote climate resilient/ adaptive agriculture and livelihood an intensive study will be conducted to explore the, socio-economic vulnerabilities and existing agro-based livelihood practices. Scope of required skills & capacities training on climate resilient/ adaptive agriculture/crop cultivation for the climate vulnerable people will be provided to support in-situ adaptation. Demonstration plot will be established at union level to as model farm to motivate community people and farmer groups will provided with seed support.  The project will also take initiative for documenting (case studies &video documentation) all the social, cultural & economic challenges subjected to human rights violation that migrated people face in their way as well as exploring the vulnerability of left behind women due to climate induced men migration by focusing from right perspective.

Achievement of your project

Sl. No.

Activity Name

Target by July 2018 to June 2019

Result achieved July 2018 to June 2019

Remarks

1

 Village Group Meeting (monthly)

315

315

Farmer’s group meeting- Quarterly

105

105

Periodic meeting with community volunteer – Quarterly

14

14

2

Develop community mechanism of early warning signal/system of flood/cyclone & dissemination

1

0

3

Training of community/potential leaders on gender base violence related to climate change impact and disaster

2

2

4

Day Observation (International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, Environment Day, National Disaster Preparedness Day)

1

1

5

Coordination Meeting between NGOs/CSOs Network

1

1

6

Regional workshop on DRR and CCA

1

0

7

Training on climate resilient/ adaptive agriculture/crop cultivation (e.g. homestead gardening, saline/flood tolerant agriculture, aquaculture & livestock raring etc)

1

1

8

Piloting climate resilient composite agriculture model farm (Duck-fish-vegetable) /establish demo plot

3

0

9

Market oriented early summer & winter climate resilient vegetable cultivation

100

0

10

Local level advocacy meeting with service providers

2

1

11

Training of UDMC and UzDMC on DRR, CCA and Gender in disaster

1

0

12

Periodic follow-up meeting with UDMC, UzDMC

14

12

13

Facilitation of CSC

6

2

14

Interface meeting with Union Parishad and finalization of Action plan

12

6

15

Sharing meeting with Upazila level stakeholders.

2

0

16

Data collection for public hearing

22500.00

16

Organize Public meeting Union/Upazila level

6

6

17

Dialogue meeting among DMC’s, Civil Society, Public administration and LGI’s at Upazila Level

1

0

Dream of Aklima Khatun

Aklima Khatun (32 years old) lives with her husband named Dalim Majhi at Ishwaripur village which is under Ishwaripur Union. Ishwaripur Union is under Shyamnagar Upazila in Satkhira district. She has two kids one of daughter named Dalia Akter reads in class eight and another is Iqbal Hossen reads in class four. Her family lives on fish catching and day labour. She has no cultivation land except her house.

She involved different types of NGO’s to improve her life status but she said all of the NGO’s work for a certain time and they don’t work for our sustainability. During group formation of NABOLOK she informed the activity of NABOLOKs’ and interest to involve with NABOLOK.

She involved with Strengthen Civil Society and Public Institutions to Build Community Resilience to Adapt Climate Change project under NABOLOK. By the communication of Nasima Khatun as a Project Facilitator of Strengthen Civil Society and Public Institutions to Build Community Resilience for Climate Change Adaptation which is doing by NABOLOK she become dream to get self-employment.

She is regularly attended in the group meeting and during IGA loan (without interest) distribution she applied for loan and group members are also agreed to distribute loan her. She received 7500 TK loan for goat rearing and by this money she bought two goat kids. She sold those goats by 12500 TK after one year rearing. She also bought a cow and this cow has delivered now pregnant. After some few days she will deliver her kids.

Now Aklima Khatun wants to build a cow farm and she lives on milk sale. She also wants to get training on cow rearing. Her dreams she will be change her life status by the cow farm.

 

 
 

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