WFP Builds Climate Resilience in Bangladesh

19 February 2013: In its work in Bangladesh, the World Food Programme (WFP) has highlighted that it is engaging the "ultra-poor" to identify community assets that are most vulnerable to climate change, and engage in participatory design processes to build resilience.

A WFP slideshow outlines the process of identifying projects and building resilience through a variety of approaches that will increase food security. The WFP project addresses both climate change and natural disasters through investing in community assets such as canals, roads and ponds.

The approaches target women, with females representing over 70% of programme participants, as evidence suggests that they are more vulnerable to climate impacts, while playing a strong role in family welfare and food security. During the wet season, when work is particularly difficult, families participate in trainings on disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and survival during crises. The project also focuses on generating income, and promoting improved hygiene and nutrition. [WFP Enhancing Resilience to Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change Project in Bangladesh]  [WFP Project Fact Sheet]