Coastal vegetation improvement for community resilience in Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula.

 
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Coastal vegetation improvement for community resilience in S ... © IUCN Bangladesh

Objectives

To improve lives and livelihoods of community people and sustainable management are as follows: 

Objective 1: Homestead bio-resources improved by engaged men and women a forestation

Objective 2: Reduced fuel use for cooking to increase Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) or Bondhu Chula. 

Objective 3: Improved capacity of actors and stakeholders in natural resource management to build up awareness

 

Background

Area of Teknaf Upazila under Cox’s Bazar district is 388.68 square kilometers, located in between 20°23' and 21°09' north latitudes and in between 92°05' and 92°23' east longitudes. It is bounded by Ukhia Upazila on the north, the Bay of Bengal on the south, Arakan state of Myanmar on the east, the Bay of Bengal on the west. Teknaf Upazila, located on the south east extremity of Bangladesh, is 86 km on the south of Cox's Bazar Town. Total population of Teknaf is 200607; male 105096 and female 95511; Muslim 195040, Hindu 2675, Buddhist 37, Christian 2836 and others 19. Main water bodies of this area is Naf River. Teknaf Thana was formed in 1930 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983. Average literacy rate of the upzila is 27%. There are 6 unions and 1 municipality (Teknaf Municipality) in the upazila. The name of the unions are Teknaf, Baharchara, Sabrang, Whykong, Nhilla and St. Martin Dwip.

Target beneficiaries

Community members of Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula

Outputs

-        The first instalment was distributed -5000 saplings in Sabrang union of Shah Parir Dip.

-        The Bondhu Chula was distributed- 100 families in Sabrang uion of shah parir dip

-        The second instalment was distributed -21000 saplings in Sabrang union of 1-6 wards.

-        The Bondhu Chula was distributed -50 families in Sabrang union of 1-6 wards.

-        About -274 females received saplings in Sabrang union of 1-6 wards.

-        About -426 males received saplings in Sabrang union of 1-6 wards.

-        All Bondhu Chula received by Total -150 female persons.

-        The 3rd instalment was distributed 7000 saplings sabrang union of 1-6 wards.

-        About –Total 324 female person received saplings in Sabrang union of 1-9 wards.

-        About – Total 526 male person received saplings in Sabrang union of 1-9 wards.

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Accomplishments and challenges

  • Accomplishments: 
  1. Positive changes grew among local people to save the local mangrove forest.
  2. Many people plated tree in their homestead and beside their home. 
  3. Rate of using improve environmental friendly cooking stove increased.
  4. Local people abstained from cutting down trees that government planted besides road. 
  • Challenges:
  1. Some saplings were damaged due to heavy rainfall. 
  2. Some Bondhu Chula were not being used as they were destroyed by rain water 

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Contributions to cross-cutting themes

Climate change:

The project area is very venerable due to climate sensitive area. The embankment of that area was broken and the road communication was also broken for the sea level rising. During Monsoon, it is getting very worst and people of this area fall crisis due to natural calamities.  

Lessons Learned

-        The people were very much pleased to used bondhu Chula and they are understood that, fuel consumption rate is reducing through using bondhu chula.

-        The people of that area are getting dream to reduce their poverty depending on this sapling.

-        The people are very much industrious so possible do something like IGA with them. 

Project Facts

Country

Location

Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula

Topic

Duration

25th May 2016 to 25th Aug 2017

MFF Grant Amount

BDT 1,800,000

Co-financing Partner

 Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)

 BDT 120,000

Implementing Partner

Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director, COAST Trust, House # 13 (1st floor),

Road # 02, ShaymoIi, Dhaka-1207.

Tel.: +8801711529792, E-mail : reza@coastbd.net,www.coastbd.net

 “I knew the benefit of Bondhu Chulla. This Bondhu Chulla helps me in cooking. Besides, I can save money and this money helps fund my childrens' education” - Dilbahar Begum 

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