“ARCAB is a collaborative learning-by-doing network based on the principles of open sharing for the benefit of co-learning for both ARCAB partners and the CBA community at large.”
Action Research on Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) is a collaborative platform for learning-by-doing action-research on community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change. CBA is a “community-led process based on communities’, priorities, needs, knowledge, and capacities, which should empower people to plan for and cope with the impacts of climate change” (Reid et al., 2010). CBA is driven by vulnerable communities or starts by identifying communities most vulnerable to climate change (Huq and Reid, 2008).
As a new and rapidly expanding field, there is still uncertainty about what effective CBA looks like and how it can best be supported. The purpose of ARCAB is to build a knowledge base around CBA action and knowledge transfer to enhance the capacity of NGOs to support climate resilient communities. This is being done through a research program that will span decades and cover a range of themes from economics to the role of children; ARCAB will use longitudinal data to build an evidence base for CBA that can inform policy, practice, and future research.
ARCAB has used longitudinal data to build an evidence base for CBA that can inform policy, practice, and future research. To accomplish this, ARCAB has carried out work in five major livelihood zones in Bangladesh together with ten action partners drawn from leading international NGOs and numerous research partners at the national, regional, and international level. The global reach of these partners will help ARCAB to disseminate knowledge and best practices to communities around the world.
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