The Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP-IV) is proud to receive the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Award, in recognition of our team’s recent innovations in empowering women both socially and economically. The IFAD award restates the importance of gender equality as a key for unlocking rural transformation … Read More
In Bangladesh, rising sea levels and increasingly regular flooding erodes the land, leaving thousands of people homeless and landless each year. Obtaining land rights on reclaimed land that they are illegally occupying, and protecting this land from future disasters, gives displaced people a chance for a secure future.
The coast of Bangladesh is known as a zone of multiple vulnerabilities as well as opportunities. It is prone to severe natural disasters, such as cyclones, storm surges, floods, etc. In combination with other natural and man-made hazards, such as erosion, the high arsenic contents of groundwater, water logging, water … Read More
Social forestry activities: such as the establishment of shelter belts to protect chars from storms and cyclones. Mangrove plantation helps in the development of newly accreted char. Foreshore, block, embankment and other strip plantation support for the protection of inhabitants and internal infrastructures from the cyclone surge and storm as … Read More
10 Vent drainage sluice working well to drainage out of water from Char Nangulia area to Meghna river. The sluice construction activities were implemented by BWDB, Noakhali through CDSP-IV fund at Caring Char.
Eighty per cent of Bangladesh lies on a floodplain less than 5 metres above sea level. As sea levels rise and seasonal storms become more severe, millions of farmers living along the country’s southern coast could lose their land and livelihoods, putting the entire country’s food security at risk. Fighting … Read More
The coastlines of Bangladesh are constantly moving. Surveys, based on satellite images, have shown that each year there is a net accretion of around 20 km2: newly formed land of about 52 km2 minus eroded land of around 32 km2. With an assumed density of 800 people per km2, this … Read More