Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh

Support for enhancing communities' resilience to climate change and related disasters -Local Government Initiative on Climate change (LoGIC)

07/07/2021 - 13:33
Agriculture and Food Safety

This multi-donor initiative aim at setting up a sound mechanism to bring climate adaptation funds to the local and community level supporting around 200,000 most vulnerable households in hard-to-reach areas in Bangladesh. Locations: Hardest to reach areas of Bangladesh in 7 districts of Bangladesh i.e Khulna, Bagherat, Pathuakali, Barguna, Bhola, Khurigram, Sumanganj

Participant in sunflower cultivation from Community Resilient Fund, copyright: Logic Project, UNDP
Participant in sunflower cultivation from Community Resilient Fund, copyright: Logic Project, UNDP

 

 

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Support for enhancing communities' resilience to climate change and related disasters -Local Government Initiative on Climate change (LoGIC)

This multi-donor initiative  aim at setting up a sound mechanism to bring climate adaptation funds to the local and community level supporting around 200,000 most vulnerable households in hard-to-reach areas in Bangladesh. Conceived under the Global Climate Change Alliance + (GCCA+) with a view to be scaled-up in terms of funding and geographically expand its coverage. The current intervention consists of 2 components: Performance-Based Climate Resilient Grant (PBCRG) and Community Resilient Fund (CRF).

PBCRG financially supports Upazilas (Districts) to make investments to strengthen resilience to climate and disaster impacts, covering infrastructure (e.g. a bridge for sea-level rise) and public services for the poor.

In CRF component, through their respective groups, beneficiaries receive seed money from LoGIC, which is not merely a fund, it is also technical assistance that trains them in their selected options and provides a seasonal calendar to be aware of the year-long suitability of different Climate Adaptive Livelihood Options (e.g. different crops according to increased salinity, limiting the environmental impacts of the new economic activities).

Duration

From 1/1/2017 to 31/12/2022 (72 months)

Budget (Euro)

Approximately EUR 37 million total, EUR 15 from EU and remaining from SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency )

Locations

Hardest to reach areas of Bangladesh in 7 districts of Bangladesh i.e Khulna, Bagherat, Pathuakali, Barguna, Bhola, Khurigram, Sumanganj

Implementing Organization (s)

UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund)

Objectives

Outcome

 

Specific objective: Improved and inclusive local level planning and a strengthened financing mechanism for community-based climate change adaptation solutions through local governments.

Expected results:

  • Strengthened capacity of vulnerable people and local stakeholders for accountable planning and financing on Climate Change Action/ Disaster Risk Reduction actions for building resilience.
  • Enhanced access of Local Government Institutions and vulnerable households to climate funds have for climate resilient infrastructures and adaptive livelihoods.
  • Established evidence based advocacy for a mechanism for ‘financing local resilience.

Target group(s)

Local government institutions (the main governmental partner is the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, and the Development Partner

Final beneficiaries

200,000 most vulnerable households in 72 unions in seven districts.

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