This study was carried out in the framework of the CSDI initiative in support of the FAO’s Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change (LACC) project, which supports climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and capacity strengthening for sustainable livelihoods in the rural areas of the drought-prone and coastal regions of Bangladesh.
Two CSDI consultants visited LACC pilot sites to identify needs and lessons on the role of communication for livelihood adaptation and designed a ComDev strategy for the next phase of the project. Their assessment used a participatory approach, including interviews with project staff and focus group discussions with rural communities. The ComDev strategy proposed aims to facilitate adaptation building on knowledge: ComDev activities will enhance collective learning and generate a more informed decision-making on climate and production issues. Furthermore the use of ICTs can improve learning experiences and help to record and store local knowledge.