Mrs Beauty Das is using improved cooking stove © IUCN/Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique
Objective 1: Homestead bio-resources improvement
Objective 2: Reduce fuel wood for cooking
Objective 3: Manage project functioning well
Bangladesh is extremely vulnerable due to adverse effect of climate change. Coastal areas are seriously affected due to low-laying settings and deprived socio-economic conditions. Due to sea level rise, many spots of proposed project area, 2 No. Hnila Union, Teknaf Upazila, Cox’s Bazar are facing numerous threats, i.e., erosion, saline water logging, flooding, damage of embankments, etc. Moreover, this area is a cyclone prone area. Here, Myanmar refugees, popularly known as Rohinga, smuggling of arms and drugs, using sea routes for illegal migration and human trafficking are overburden issues along with other economic and social problems. The mangroves forest of the project area faces multiple threats like over extraction of mangrove forest, grazing, illegal felling, lack of awareness etc. To mitigate these multifarious challenges, this project will intend to implement mangroves plantation with direct and indirect involvement of community people and other actors and stakeholders. Community resilience through bio-resource improvement was the goal of the project.
Coomunity mebers of Hnila Union of Teknaf Peninsula
Beneficiaries have received total 14,000 indigenous saplings, which support to improve bio resources of the area and finally reduce impact of climate change. Beneficiaries also gotten support to install 250 ICSs which also supported to improve bio resources of the area by less consuming fuel wood for cooking, women’s health will be improve by using these ICSs, which are more environment friendly than traditional cooking stoves. Moreover, before beginning of the project area, only 3% households used ICS but end of the project 66% households are using ICS.
For bamboo production and bamboo clamp management in the area the project conducted a training on “Bamboo Production through Branch Cutting Techniques and Bamboo Clamp Management Training” by 25 bamboo related beneficiaries. The beneficiaries already received 400 bamboo saplings every beneficiary received 16 bamboo saplings including 4 “Baizza(s)”, 10 “Ora(s)” and 2 “Budhum(s)”}, 25 ‘Chikacher’, 25 ‘Korat’ and 25 ‘Rat’ as kind support.
After completing the mentioned project supports in the area, CODEC conducted an impact assessment survey among the project’s 162 beneficiaries through random sampling. The survey techniques were guided by IUCN and CODEC management.
Salinity inclusion in the local area may a great problem to survival of the provided 14,000 different indigenous saplings as well as 400 different bamboo saplings. Day by day, local people converted their lands for salt cultivation instead of crop or paddy cultivation. This area is a cyclone prone area. Recently, June 2017, a cyclone, named, MORA heated the area with devastating impacts wary in various forms. So, the project’s intervention have hampered. Just one year ago, a cyclone, named, ROANO also heated the same devastating effects.
There are three major lessons learned by the intervention of the project activities in the three communities (Rakhaine Para/Chowdhury Para under 7 No. Ward; Jela Para under 5 No. Ward; and Nadmura Para under 7 No. Ward) of Hnilia Union, an adjacent area of the Naf River are as follows:
Saline tolerant species should distribute / introduce in this area, otherwise the plantation or agriculture will not successful.
Hnila Union, Teknaf Peninsula
25th May 2016 to 24th Aug 2017
Community Development Centre (CODEC)
Community Development Centre (CODEC)
Khursid Alam Ph.D.
CODEC, Plot No – 02, Road No – 02, Lake Valley R/A
Hazi Zafar Ali Road, Foy’s Lake
Cell No. +88 01713100230
“I am very happy to use the Bhandhu Chula in my kitchen. It does not produce smoke, no blackish layers in the pottery and has improved my respiratory problems’’- Mrs. Beauty Das