Appraisal of the new project “Supporting the localization of national climate adaptation targets in Bangladesh”

Processing team at the model for climate adaption in Bangladeshi cities

Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann supported as Head of Mission the appraisal mission for the conceptualization of the new project “Supporting the localization of national climate adaptation target in Bangladesh.”

Bangladesh is strongly affected by climate change, leading to a projected rise in sea levels and significant land loss, prompting comprehensive internal migration. The rapid urbanization exacerbates these issues, particularly for cities along the coast and rivers, which are increasingly affected by floods and other extreme weather events. How to cope with the consequences of climate change in Bangladesh is enshrined in the National Adaptation Plan. However, there is a lack of clear implementation guidelines for cities. Similarly, there is a lack of experience in many places in involving vulnerable urban populations in these processes.

The project “Supporting the localization of national climate adaptation target in Bangladesh” by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Cooperatives, as well as two pilot cities, in strengthening the capacities of cities for climate adaptation and in participatory development of so-called “City Climate Action Plans”. Within the framework of the multi-level approach, eight additional partner cities as well as other national authorities are involved.

As part of an on-site mission, the specific needs and opportunities for the new project were assessed. The goal of the project is to improve the structural prerequisites for implementing city climate action plans in accordance with the National Adaptation Plan in selected national and municipal administrations. To this end, discussions were held with representatives of various institutions and organizations at all levels of government, the project city Sirajganj was visited, and a workshop was held with the responsible national Local Government Engineering Department, where insights and recommendations for the appraisal mission were developed and discussed. Subsequently, the appraisal team prepared a module proposal for the follow-up project, including all associated attachments.

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Period: 2023 – 2024