Community Risk Assessment (CRA) with SADDD Approach in selected Union

Publish Year : 2022
Thematic Area: Climate Change, Disaster Preparedness, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Geographic Area: Bangladesh


Community Risk Assessment (CRA) has been conducted in five most climate vulnerable districts of Bangladesh: Kurigram, Jamalpur, Khulna, Satkhira, and Cox’s Bazar. Five disaster risk reduction action plans have been developed to address the needs and vulnerabilities of different group of people. The CRA has been done by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), one of the responsible parties in Bangladesh under regional climate change program, “EmPower”. This assessment would help prepare gender responsive adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans for poor women, children, elderly persons, and disadvantaged communities. The CRA studies followed participatory rural appraisal (PRA) as methodology. The local climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) plans were prepared at the union level with active participation of the representatives of the union councils, vulnerable groups, and local NGOs with some guidance of the Department of Disaster Management and relevant government officials at the sub-districts. It is expected that this CRA revision initiative will lead to gender responsive adaptation and DRR in the selected Union Parishads (UPs).