G4CR: Governance for Climate Resilience
In September 2017, CJRF provided a $74,950 grant to the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) for its project “Governance for Climate Resilience (G4CR).” Using CJRF funding, ICCCAD will support communities in remote coastal Bangladesh in claiming their rights and entitlements, and raising their voices on local government policies and processes that affect climate resilience. ICCCAD will work with the Center for Climate Justice – Bangladesh and the Center for Natural Resource Studies to deliver research, livelihoods, and training activities in six villages. Intended outcomes include leadership development by local women and youth, and incorporation of resilience indicators into local policies and plans that affect water, food security, and livelihoods.
Bay of Bengal
ICCCAD has a unique capacity to link research, rights, and on-the-ground action in a way that can potentially serve as a model for other climate centers under development in vulnerable countries. We believe in this grant because of its global replication potential, as well as its reliance on strong partnerships with the Center for Climate Justice – Bangladesh and the Center for Natural Resource Studies.
Photo courtesy of ICCCAD