Pathway for women participating in conservation:
Management Committees and Resource Management Organizations step ahead to manage their natural resources through GIZ partnerships for mitigating climate change and sustainable business venture:
“altWe need to strengthen our communities and ecosystems through our own efforts by conserving our wetlands and forests,” voiced out Presidents from 7 Co-Management Organizations (CMOs), 5 Resource Management Organizations (RMOs) and 2 Co-Management Committees (CMCs) of Nishorgo Network. These types of statements, which even a decade ago was unheard of in Bangladesh and people had no authority to conserve their natural resources.
Nishorgo Network comprises of protected forests & wetlands including National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuaries and Ecologically Critical Areas of Bangladesh. The RMOs are groups of local stakeholders who manage wetlands and CMCs consist of local forest dependent population along with representatives of Forest Department.
A Financing Agreement entitled, “Sustainable Energy for Development” was signed between GIZ and 7 CMOs of IPAC, on 22 June 2010. According to this project, the CMOs will be installing 3500 domestic Improved Chulla Stoves (ICS) and 70 Industrial ICS. This initiative will help to combat the impact of climate change, reduce people’s dependency on fuel wood, efficient use of biomass, improved health of women and to increase the economic condition of unemployed local inhabitants.Co-Management Committees & Resource Management Organizations are empowered in accordance to the USAID funded Integrated Protected Area Co-Management (IPAC) Project, by developing their capacities as development partners with GIZ to combat climate change through ICS installation in their landscape villages. Through ICS market development, IPAC believes it will create a pathway for women to participate in conservation directly and increase health security of the family.
IPAC is also implementing ICS Installation in other protected areas aiming on:
- To reduce fuel wood collection and consumption, which greatly help conservation
- To reduce carbon emission from HHs level
- Reduce the health hazards of the family members, particularly women and children
- Create sustainable ICS based enterprises and business development strategies
- Develop market and strengthen the ICS value chain actors relationships
- Create scope for scalable ICs installation at the HHs of community level population
- Local level intervention to change behavior of the ICS users
- Targeting total 12000 ICS in 12000 HHs and receiving CDM fund and community benefit
- Leveraging ICS installation in other HHs through alliances with GOB
CMO Agreement with GIZ For ICS
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GIZ-CMO Success Story
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