Promoting Peace and Progress
Thursday, 27th of April 2017
CDP has been implementing various pro-poor, gender sensitive project implementation, multidisciplinary action research & evidence based policy advocacy to ensure sustainable livelihood of the poor, safeguard biodiversity & ecosystem including the Sundarban Mangrove Forest, reduce climate change vulnerabilities & wetlands degradation, ensure food sovereignty, and establish poor people’s rights over the common ecosystem services, biodiversity & natural resources. Although CDP was established through grassroots environmental movement, it recognizes that environmental problems cannot be solved without addressing the interrelationships between the environment and development, population, and economics.
|The Climate Change, Environmental Justice & Conservation (Climate ECO) Program Unit addresses both root causes and associated barriers linked with the Climate Change & environment through effective and active participation of the poor, socially excluded & most vulnerable communities. It aims to increase capacity of the poor people to cope with the effects of climate change, reduce the risks of natural disasters and increase their resilience. The Climate ECO Program focuses on the process and seeking ways to involve the community in planning, decision-making and implementing adaptation actions to address immediate climate change vulnerabilities.
|Climate Resilient Community Development (Climate RECODE) Program is a community-driven approach for strengthening local ownership of local problems and solutions, as well as designing actions to deal with identified climate change challenges in the rural and urban communities.The Climate RECODE program put emphasis on increasing social capital (quality and depth of relationships among the community members) and human capital (competence to create and re-discover local resources for livelihood survival) without squandering natural capital (Biodiversity & Ecosystem) incorporating community knowledge partnership as the guiding principles. Development of eco-region specific local adaptive capacity is important for addressing & monitoring the actual impacts of climate change in different parts of the country.|
|The Social Peace, Economic Justice & People’s Empowerment (SEE) Program Unit is working with the poor communities & their supportive grassroots NGOs/CBOs to build their capacity for promoting social peace and economic justice by reducing social conflict regarding use of natural resources within and across generations.CDP is one of the pioneer NGO in terms of working with the indigenous “Munda” people to promote their identity and raise their unheard voices to the Policy makers as well as in the national development agendas' since inception in 1997.|
The process of the greening carbon-addicted economy both at global and national would not be accelerated without qualified climate professional and such process require specialized climate change education for taking actions to solve real-life problems linked with climate change. Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) is about the development of Climate Resilient capacity- thus increasing the abilities of individuals, groups or organizations to address opportunities, risks or vulnerabilities associated with climate change.
|CDP has taken the challenge for empowering the people with disabilities through partnership with Disabled People’s Organizations. CDP RED Program aims to ensuring that disabled people are always included and consulted on all matters, so that they can fully participate in society as “Differently Able Person (DAP)”.|