BCCP Partners with Bangladesh Forest Department to Increase Climate Resilient Participatory Afforest
BCCP has recently signed a new contract with the Bangladesh Forest Department for conducting awareness campaign and developing web-based system to disseminate information on reducing forest degradation and building the long-term resilience of selected coastal and hilly communities to climate change under the ‘Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project (CRPARP).
The CRPARP is being jointly implemented by the Bangladesh Forest Department, Ministry of Environment and Forest and Arannayak Foundation with technical support from the World Bank.
The project activities are aligned firmly with the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan, and the ensuing Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund, which aims to manage climate change to ensure that citizenry are protected from the climate induced adverse impacts.
The project is comprised of the following four components complementing each other:
- Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Program
- Alternative Livelihoods to Support to Forest Communities
- Capacity Development for Forest Resource Planning and Management
- Project Management.
BCCP is specifically responsible for creating awareness, engaging behavior change communication and enhancing knowledge of the targeted as well as the general stakeholders on improving participatory forest management and to reduce the deforestation.
The project includes nine coastal districts of Bangladesh. These are: Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Barisal, Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola.
The map below shows the project areas.