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Enhancing adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with climate change induced salinity

Strengthening the adaptive capacity of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with the impacts of climate-induced salinity on their livelihoods and water security.

The coastal belt of Bangladesh is vulnerable to cyclones, storm surges, and sea-level rise, which have recently been observed to be becoming more intense. Increased occurrence of these hazards is accelerating saltwater intrusion into the fresh water resources along Bangladesh's coastline. 

The strengthening of adaptive capacities in this project is projected to reduce the adverse impacts to agricultural livelihoods that are freshwater dependent, and to address the availability and quality of drinking water in vulnerable coastal communities. This community-based approach in planning and managing climate-resilient water supply targets the highly vulnerable, specifically women and girls.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 6 years.

Project Information

Approval Date
March 2018
Starting Date
01 July 2018
Ending Date
30 June 2024
Executing Entity

Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA)

Investment Data

$32.98 m

Total Project Investment

Financed by:
GCF Commitment
USD 24,980,000.00
GoB Commitment
USD 7,000,000.00
Other Commitment
USD 1,000,000.00
Other Commitment in Details
GoB (in-kind)
USD 1,000,000.00


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