Pre-feasibility study for integrating climate perspectives in Dhaka’s Urban Regeneration Project

Potential climate/ disaster impacts addressed by approach & Justification for approach:

Bangladesh is the seventh most affected country affected by extreme weather events worldwide. The capital city of Dhaka is located in a flood-prone area, and is one of the world's most densely populated cities, facing rapid urbanisation due to the rise in climate migration. This has led to unplanned urban sprawl and illegal encroachments in natural water bodies, which increases the population's exposure to flooding. The project is expected to address these challenges by reducing flood risks in Dhaka, developing climate-proof infrastructure and green spaces, promoting green public transport and remediating polluted urban lands and strategically densifying core areas.

Process of Implementation:

After shortlisting the city, the Gap Fund conducted a detailed assessment taht was approved by the TS. The team prepared a ToR with the city and later on, the TA was implemented and supervised by the GF team. Throughout the process, all relevant stakeholders were engaged.

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