Staff Correspondent: As children are socially and physically vulnerable to the effects of climate change, speakers called for disseminating good and effective practices of climate change adaptation in the country.
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts. Climate change is creating a range of impacts on children because of their critical exposure and sensitivity to environmental changes, they said, calling for ensuring child-centered adaptation measures. School and community-based intervention for climate change are significantly effective for increasing the knowledge level of children, youth, and other members on this issue, they observed.
They remarked while addressing a daylong workshop on disseminating good and effective climate change adaptation practices at the school and community level in the capital yesterday.
Under its Child-Centred Climate Change Adaptation project, Community Participation and Development (CPD) organized the event at Bengali Medium High School at Mohammadpur.
Headmasters/Headmistress, school managing committee members of four schools of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), school and community children members, members of Green Club, Green Ambassador, community youth members, and community members took part in the event.
Md. Benzir Ahmed, Education Officer of Dhaka District; attended as chief guest, while Razu Ahmed, Mohammadpur Thana Education Officer; as a special guest.
Processes and steps of good practices of climate change adaptation, analysis on the preparation of schools for its implementation, identification of problems, and priority issues came up for discussion.
With the financial support of Australian Aid and technical support of Save the Children, CPD has been implementing a four-year-long child-centered climate adaptation project at No. 33 ward of DNCC since 2017.
At the workshop, Dhaka District Education Officer Benzir Ahmed also unveiled the cover of a booklet titled ‘Climate Learning Booklet’, which was prepared for school level students.
Copies of the booklet would be distributed among the school-going students, which would help them to acquire knowledge on the negative effect of climate change and adaptation.
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