Development Wheel: Climate Change

Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihoods

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Climate Change and Sustainable Livelihoods

Climate Change is currently evolving as a burning issue throughout the world, with Bangladesh as one of the most affected countries. Bangladesh has been experiencing increasingly frequent natural disasters, including severe cyclones like Sidr, regular flooding, a short monsoon period, an irregular pattern of rainfall, drought and other climatic shocks, which cause serious damage to life and property.


Audience of the Rural Agriculture and Biodiversity Fair in Jamalpur, April 2009

To combat the adverse impact of climate change on the chardwellers, DEW is actively working to promote adaptation technologies. DEW supports vulnerable groups by providing them with sustainable livelihood technology and by running awareness programmes, conducting research, offering trainings using IEC materials, and rallying. DEW also organizes rural livelihood and agricultural biodiversity fairs, demonstrations, human chains, and a memorandum, and the organization promotes sustainable agriculture practices. The project is supported by Oxfam International under its Climate Change and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Programme (CSRL). DEW is also one of the members of CANSA - Climate Action Network of South Asia.



Inaugural session of the Fair: Professor H.K.S. Arefeen, Chairman, DEW, Additional District Commissioner, Jamalpur and DEW ED in the dais


DEW organized a Public Hearing on Climate Change and its impact on rural livelihoods


Traditional entertainment through Bamboo Stick Play at  the Rural Livelihoods Fair


Demonstration on Climate Change and its impact on chardwellers livelihoods to the Prime Minister through the District Commission, Jamalpur 


DEW Vision

A society where all people will enjoy equal rights, equitable access to employment and adequate resources necessary for their livelihoods and will live in dignity.

DEW Mission

DEW is dedicated to improving livelihoods security of the poor segments of the society in Bangladesh through increasing their participation (particularly women) in small scale economic activities by creating the provision of a range of business and life skills for them.

Contact us

  • Address: 13-A/4-A (3rd Floor), Babar Road, Block-B, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
  • Tel: +(880) 2 913 7196
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