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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Economics Of Climate Resiliency: A Case Of The Small-Scale Industrial Sector In Jamuna River Basin Of Bangladesh

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Chowdhury Saleh Ahmed



Community based, Participatory, Livelihood sustenance. flood resilient handllom industry, Jamuna river basin, Social and economic analysis, Bangladesh



The climate resilient cluster village with handlooms was established by an NGO named “ActionAid Bangladesh” with the objective of ensuring secure living and productive service for sustained livelihood in the Jamuna river basin of Bangladesh. The experience was that the poor people had their handloom factories and dwellings devastated by flood almost every year with consequential threat to livelihood and dignity of the women. It was therefore felt essential to facilitate them in building multi-hazard resilient handloom factories so as to make them self-protective from windy storm, foggy weather, monsoon flooding theft etc. The program started with a threadbare discussion with the vulnerable communities in a participatory manner where the program staffs has sat with the community groups, especially the poor, to generate the basic analysis of vulnerabilities, the community is facing and its link to climate change. The community itself did the analysis and analyzed the vulnerability faced by them. The result is building of climate resilient handloom industry for 10 families whose industrial unit and dwellings were devastated almost annually by flood. A variant of a social and economic analysis is carried out to determine scaling up of these types of adaptations to similar ecological zones of the country and elsewhere.



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