Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB)

DATE OF ENTRY

16 October 2011

PROJECT STATUS

On-Going

LATITUDE / LONGTITUDE

23.685 / 90.3563

Implementing Organisation

ARCAB is using the idea of different types of participants and partners forming a succession of “layers”.Layer 1 - Action Partners: The Action-Partners consist of nine of the world's major International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs): ActionAid, CARE, Caritas, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, OXFAM UK, Plan International, Practical Action, and WaterAid. Layer 2 - Research Partners: The Research-Partners are of three types –• Local-Research-Partners from regional universities in Bangladesh who will work closely with the Action Partners at field level.• National level Research Organizations/ Universities that will provide research and training expertise in their respective disciplines to all the Action-Partners in all the CBA field sites.• International Research organizations, which include, among others, International Centre for Climate Change and development (ICCCAD), Institute of Development Studies (IDS), International Institute Environment and Development (IIED), InternationalRice Research Institute (IRRI), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), United Nations University (UNU) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) etc are remarkable.Layer 3 – Capacity Building partners: ARCAB will have very strong capacity building and training programme- local and national levels training will be provided by PRIP Trust and international training will be provided by ICCCAD through short-courses on CBA.Layer 4 – Knowledge Management Partner: UNEP's Bangkokbased Regional Adaptation Knowledge Management Platform will be ARCAB's Knowledge Management Partner. It will include a website, regular newsletters, project reports, research reports and peer reviewed scientific publications in national and international scientific journals.Layer 5 – Key International Partners: This will involve donors, including those that have not contributed to the project’s funding. They will be able to use the project to learn how to use their funds for adaptation and will support to replicate the lesson to other similar communities around the world.

Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) is a long-term programme of action research focused on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) in five major Livelihood Zones that correspond to five major ecosystems of Bangladesh which are part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra River flood plains, coastal and hill systems. These zones support livelihood of a very high proportion of the country’s population and are characterized by varied types of climate hazards, including flood, tidal inundation, cyclones, drought etc.ARCAB programme is carried out by nine International NGOs who have extensive operations in Bangladesh and several international and national research institutions. The objectives of the programme are, among others, collect community based traditional knowledge on adaptation, generate empirical knowledge on community based adaptation through undertaking action research, participatory monitoring activities etc. ARCAB will produce high quality scientific knowledge for dissemination, and methodologies and participatory monitoring systems for replication in similar conditions both nationally and internationally. Read more: ARCAB : http://www.arcab.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Ite... Duration: DfID Contact: Secretariat:Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)House # 10, Road # 16A, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212Tel: (88-02) 8818124–27, 8852904, 8851237; Fax: (88-02) 8851417E-mail: info@bcas.net Website: www.bcas.netFor more information please contact nazmulhuqrussell@gmail.com

Implementing Organisation: 

ARCAB is using the idea of different types of participants and partners forming a succession of “layers”.Layer 1 - Action Partners: The Action-Partners consist of nine of the world's major International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs): ActionAid, CARE, Caritas, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, OXFAM UK, Plan International, Practical Action, and WaterAid. Layer 2 - Research Partners: The Research-Partners are of three types –• Local-Research-Partners from regional universities in Bangladesh who will work closely with the Action Partners at field level.• National level Research Organizations/ Universities that will provide research and training expertise in their respective disciplines to all the Action-Partners in all the CBA field sites.• International Research organizations, which include, among others, International Centre for Climate Change and development (ICCCAD), Institute of Development Studies (IDS), International Institute Environment and Development (IIED), InternationalRice Research Institute (IRRI), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), United Nations University (UNU) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) etc are remarkable.Layer 3 – Capacity Building partners: ARCAB will have very strong capacity building and training programme- local and national levels training will be provided by PRIP Trust and international training will be provided by ICCCAD through short-courses on CBA.Layer 4 – Knowledge Management Partner: UNEP's Bangkokbased Regional Adaptation Knowledge Management Platform will be ARCAB's Knowledge Management Partner. It will include a website, regular newsletters, project reports, research reports and peer reviewed scientific publications in national and international scientific journals.Layer 5 – Key International Partners: This will involve donors, including those that have not contributed to the project’s funding. They will be able to use the project to learn how to use their funds for adaptation and will support to replicate the lesson to other similar communities around the world.

Read More: ARCAB

Contact Details

Project Type: 
Non-Governmental