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Satkhira Unnayan Sangstha (SUS)
The Satkhira Unnayan Sangstha (SUS) climate resilience and adaptation program is the collective effort from different project activities to address climate change issues by capacity building in south-west coastal communities of Bangladesh.  The projects span a variety of areas such as loss of livelihoods, health threats, homelessness and the effects of climate-related disasters such as cyclone, tidal flooding, sea level rise and subsequent salinity ingress, drought and river erosion.

Action Pledge

The main purpose of the projects pledged by SUS is to:

  • Improve understanding and awareness of the south-west communities about climate change-related variability, extreme events and their impacts on lives and livelihoods using socio-economic and environmental data;
  • Facilitate coping mechanisms and enhance the adaptive capacity of the vulnerable group participants including community people using local adaptation practices;
  • Establish an information-sharing mechanism on learning, experiences on community based adaptation and advocacy to influence the policy and decision-making process at the local, national and international level.

pdf-icon Action Pledge (113 kB)

Action Pledge Update (September 2009)

The following was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Scaling up community-based adaptation actions
pdf-icon Community based adaptation facilitation in South-west Bangladesh (408 kB)