The Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) organizes a variety of programs throughout the country to promote development and public participation. Through the Climate Change Resilient Agriculture project, the CCDB is training farmers in innovative and efficient uses of climate adaptation and mitigation techniques and technologies.
Bangladesh is exposed to some of the most extreme climates, making climate change a priority to address in communities across the country. In response, the CCDB has opened five “Community Climate Resilience Centers” in five coastal villages, which are operated by local residents. The Community Climate Resilience Centers provide capacity-building courses and mobilize funds from community contributions to implement actions in collaboration with local governments. These actions include climate change risk assessments for households, climate-resilient agriculture and livelihood opportunities, and installing freshwater technologies to increase access to fresh water. Through this activity, each community develops a long-term resiliency plan in coordination with technical experts. The agricultural training program offers support to families who farm in high-risk areas on how to adopt alternative agricultural methods or training in alternative livelihoods. The project is improving access to freshwater through rainwater harvesting and desalination technologies. Additionally, the centers are increasing access to irrigation through new excavated ponds and canals. Through these adaptive techniques, livelihood opportunities, community engagement, and risk assessments the CCDB is working toward long-term solutions for becoming climate-resilient communities in Bangladesh. Global Ministries welcomes gifts for this project.
The Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) organizes a variety of programs throughout the country to promote development and public participation. Through focusing on self-reliance, collective growth, distributive justice, and peace through health, education, and income generation, the CCDB emphasizes community participatory processes to address concerns in the community.Read more
Over 600,000 Muslims and 500 Hindus have fled to Bangladesh from the Rakhine state of Myanmar, and it is reported more are waiting to flee. The influx started 25 August 2017 and such a sudden inflow of people has put Bangladesh under huge pressure, which could cause massive social and economic disorder. The situation is too devastating and is beyond manageable.Read more
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Sabika Learned How to Earn Church of Bangladesh Social Development Program Community Development Project, Bangladesh Sabika Mondal lives at Munshir Talluk village of the Barisal District. She and her husband are both day laborers. They have two sons and one daughter. As both of them work on a day to day basis, when there is not work in the field, she works at a neighbor's house as a servant. With all this and poverty, they were living hand to mouth. In 2004, the Community Development Project (CDP) formed a women's group and Sebika became a member. She generated savings regularly according to the group's policy. Within a year, she received a 2000 taka* credit from the office and started a rice husking business. From the earnings from rice husking and as a day laborer, she paid back the loan according to the schedule and took a second time credit of 6000 taka for a grocery shop, mini-poultry, and small-scale cow rearing. She is now earning enough to pay off her credit and keeps savings through selling poultry birds and cow milk. Sabika received training in income generation and development. Sabika's husband helps her in all activities. As a result they can afford their children's educational expenses. The economic situation of her family is improving gradually. She and her husband both work hard for the family. Hard work and awareness have improved her family situation. Now she intends to move ahead with this positive change and she feels happy now. *$1.00 U.S. = approximately 69 taka.Read more
Sareswait Baroi and her husband were day laborers and were in very poor economic condition when she gave birth to three children. In 2004 she joined a Church of Bangladesh Social Development ProgramRead more