Health Desk-- 3rd June, 2018: Charlotta Schlyter, Sweden Ambassador in Dhaka, visited the initiative of Gender Responsive Climate Change Adaptation at Deluti Union Parishad of Paikgacha Upazila in Khulna District on Friday.
During the visit, she was accompanied by Anne-Charlotte Malm, Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation at the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, said the UNDP Bangladesh.
The visiting team also included Göran Schill, Controller, Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, Reazul Islam, Controller, Swedish Embassy in Dhaka and representatives from the UNDP.
Bangladesh is considered as one of the most climate vulnerable countries and women in hard to reach areas, like Deluti union are among the most vulnerable and are at greatest risk of climate related hazards.
UNDP in collaboration with the Finance Division of the Bangladesh government has been working to address this challenge through the increasing flow to climate finance.
The Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Resilience (IBFCR) funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – (SIDA).
UNDP is working to consider women in national strategy for climate change and implement the local climate action plan to demonstrate gender-responsive climate actions at local level.
The team, however, visited the project and met a group of vulnerable women and learned about how the women are becoming the change makers and fighting climate change with support from UNDP and SIDA.