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Addressing the gender disparity and water crisis

Women walking the extra miles for water

Reliable and Safe Drinking Water

Introducing gender responsive sustainable drinking water technologies

Climate adaptive livelihoods

Empowering coastal women for a sustainable tomorrow

Gender responsive capacity building

Fostering women’s climate leadership and effective participation

About GCA


Lead by the Bangladesh Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, this project focuses on strengthening the adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women and adolescent girls, to cope with impacts of climate change-induced salinity on their livelihoods and water security.The 6-year project (2019-2024) focuses on the Southwestern coastal districts of Khulna and Satkhira, both of which frequently experience cyclones and tidal flooding and experience severe drinking water scarcity due to salinity.

Under the project, communities will be empowered as ‘change-agents’ to plan, implement, and manage resilient livelihoods and drinking water solutions.The project will promote a paradigm shift away from a focus on short-term responses and technology-led interventions towards community-centric solutions that build ownership and capacities across multiple stakeholders, to sustain and scale-up adaptive responses to safeguard livelihoods and water security.An estimated 719,229 people (about 245,516 directly and 473,713 indirectly) are set to benefit...

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GCA AT A GLANCE

5 No. of Upazilas

Khulna- Dacope, Koyra, Paikgacha
Satkhira- Assasuni, Shyamnagar

39 Unions

No. of Unions

101 Wards

No. of Wards

32.98 Million USD

Total funding committed

24.98 Million USD

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

8 Million USD

Government of Bangladesh (GoB)

719,229

Total number of beneficiaries

245,516

No. of Direct Beneficiaries

473,713

No. of Indirect Beneficiaries

1,020

No. of Women Livelihood Groups (WLGs)

13,596

Total No. of Water Facilities Installed

525

Total no. of people (anticipated) receiving Capacity Building Training

Events & News


'Pani Apa': The women driving change in Bangladesh's climate-affected coastal communities
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Drinking water crisis lets up as rainwater harvesting shows way on Bangladesh coasts
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‘Pani Apa’: How coastal women are leading climate adaptation
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Water harvesting in coastal upazilas: From scarcity to security
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Rainwater Harvesting – A convenient solution to an inconvenient problem
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ঘরের কাজ কি শুধুই নারীর? দৃষ্টিভঙ্গি কতটা বদলেছে?
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Burden for one, shared workload for two
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Coastal men break traditional gender roles
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এত পানির মাঝেও ‘পানির কষ্ট মানুষের’
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