Climate change affects every resident in one way or another but mostly, people residing in coastal and rural areas, especially women. Despite their susceptibility, women may be considered as not just victims of climate change, but also as active and effective agents and proponents of adaptation and mitigation.
To become acquainted with this matter, Amal Foundation in association with Australian High Commission initiated a project titled Center for Climate-Smart Techniques: Sustainable Solutions for Women Resilience in Modinabad, Upazila- Koyra, District- Khulna with 60 underprivileged women. The overall goal for this project is to bring climate resilience in the targeted location with skill development and creating work opportunities.
The women in this initiative received skill development trainings, including leadership training, and climate agriculture practices, such sack gardening and vertical gardening, to help them become climate resilient. Due to the regular flash floods in this area, sustaining a livelihood becomes quite challenging. This notion was modified in order to discover an appropriate solution to the issue at hand.
The first cohort of this project has been completed. The trainings have been conducted with 20 beneficiaries for this cohort and 20 sack and vertical garden has been set up. Around 100 seeds have been given to the beneficiaries of 15 different vegetable seeds.