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FEATURE: Satkhira, Bangladesh: Multiple initiatives by a female-led organisation to tackle COVID, extreme events

In Satkhira, Bangladesh, local grassroots organisations are raising awareness and extending essential services to communities to tackle the compounding effects of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Sohanur Rahman reports [more]…

FEATURE: Kunni Kharka, Nepal: The plight of Dalit communities during an unprecedented crisis

In Kunni Kharka, Nepal, a Dalit community is using collective savings and strengthening community bonds to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Naresh Kumar Shreshtha reports. This is the fourteenth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: A live debate - Could Indian cities boost resilience by embracing native trees?

Pratibha Caleb and Rithika Fernandes of ICLEI South Asia describe the range of tree species in India’s cities, and the live debate over whether native or introduced species contribute to greater urban resilience in the face of climate change impacts. [more]…

VIDEO: Voices from the Frontline highlights lessons for climate resilience

CDKN's Director Shehnaaz Moosa speaks to the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB) about the 'Voices from the Frontline' initiative by CDKN and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). [more]…

FEATURE: Community savings groups play crucial role in Bangladesh during COVID-19 crisis

Community savings groups in rural southwest Bangladesh are helping to revive local economies devastated by the double impacts of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Saeqah Kabir reports. This is the thirteenth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: Register your interest for upcoming SMEP Invitation to Tender

Register your interest for tender opportunities under the new Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, and contribute to the sustainability of the manufacturing sector in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.  [more]…

NEWS: Climate resilience webinar series in August

ICLEI South Asia is hosting a webinar series exploring the various aspects of climate resilience, including city planning, gender and the green economy. [more]…

FEATURE: In Indian cities, women community leaders aid migrants during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities of India's informal sector workers who provide the backbone of its economy. Roshini Suparna Diwakar and Konica Udhani report. [more]…

FEATURE: Urban development must be planned and climate-resilient - Experience from Rajshahi City, Bangladesh

Abdulla–Al Kafy argues that development in cities needs to be better planned, more sustainable, inclusive, and climate-resilient to minimise the impacts on the urban climate and ecosystems. [more]…

FEATURE: Water and waste flows between rural and urban areas - The case of Gurgaon, India

Vishal Narain reports from Gurgaon city, India on the processes affecting the peri-urban landscape and the impact on water security and local people’s vulnerability. [more]…

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