The last session of Gobeshona 6 titled “Measuring the effectiveness of adaptation interventions in Bangladesh”, hosted by ICCCAD was held at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) as a part of Gobeshona 6, a four-day conference organized by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD).
The Chair was the respective Director of ICCCAD, Dr. Saleemul Huq and the presenters were Mr Riadadh Hossain, Project Manager, ICCCAD, Ms Shakila Yasmin, Assistant Director, BCCT, Md. Rabi Uzzaman, Deputy Manager, PKSF, Ms Saburun Nessa Chowdhury, Senior Research Office, BCAS.
Mr Riadadh Hossain spoke about his research, Tracking adaptation success – The Bangladesh Case. He spoke that Bangladesh is the most climate vulnerable country and also recognized as a global leader in adaptation. He spoke about measure adaptation effectiveness and ICAT which integrates guidance, capacity building and knowledge sharing to engage countries in the use of a common framework to assess the impacts of their policies and actions and repost progress fostering greater transparency, effectiveness and ambitions. And he said that there are 4 pilot countries which are working on the ICAT Adaptation project and Bangladesh is one of them.
Next speaker of the session Shakila Yeasmin, showed the monitoring and evaluation framework for climate change trust fund projects. She spoke about Climate change Trust Fund, established by the Bangladesh government, which is working for Bangladesh climate change strategy and action plan and project implementation in many vulnerable areas on these plans,
- Food security, social protection and health
- Comprehensive disaster management
- Research & knowledge management
- Mitigation & low carbon development
- Capacity building & institutional strengthening
The Monitoring & Evaluation Process has always done by
- Administrative Ministry
- Bangladesh Climate Change Trust
- Local administration
Md. Rabi Uzzaman, following speaker of the session spoke about developing a handbook of M&E Indicators for Climate Change Projects in Bangladesh and the system of CCEP.and also community climate project. Their major sub project activities in different places. How ATOM works, a monthly monetary program, the development format.
Ms. Suburun Nessa spoke about developing a handbook of M&E indicators for climate Change Projects in Bangladesh.
Lastly, the respective chair and director of ICCCAD, Saleemul Huq spoke about the Paris agreement, article 7 on adaptation but COP24 and COP25 haven’t got one. He said that it’s difficult to have common goals globally, nationally and locally. ICCCAD is one of the groups working on the adaptation process along with the researcher. He said that adaptation is a local issue, to fulfill the community goals we have to measure our own progress. He told them to develop self help methodology. He points out two challenges 1st disaggregate and aggregate, to collect an indicator that is common across the country. 4 countries, Bangladesh, India, South Africa and Dominican Republic, agreed to share their common element to each other while case study and aggregate the case study. He again said to give an importance in measuring own progress in time along with the help of the government.
Farhana Akter Nitu is an Environmental Science student at IUB.