Rethinking adaptation: Why we needed to shift from community-based to locally-led adaptation


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Historically, development activities in south Asia are always donor driven and it was assumed that the North knows the best and are happy to provide that knowledge to the South, to the vulnerable. With the changing climate, this top-down process was transferred to the adaptation activities and implementing actions to make the South climate-resilient. However, with heavy criticism for lack of local involvement in the planning process and zero sustainability at the project end, Community Based Adaptation (CBA) came to the debate and thought of to be a perfect solution for the local-level adaptation process.

  • Publication date : 26th September, 2020
  • Publisher: Dhaka Tribune
  • Author(s): Ishtiakh Ahmed
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