USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh Activity

Sponsor: USAID
Target Group: Faculty & Staff
Closing Date: October 11, 2020
Description: The USAID Ecosystems / Protibesh (ecosystems in Bengali) activity seeks to improve ecosystem conservation in Bangladesh by strengthening environmental governance and management, reducing key threats to biodiversity, and supporting market-based incentives in and around Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) of the country. The initial targeted geographies include areas of significant biodiversity around 1) the Sundarbans Reserve Forest in Khulna Division and 2) the ecologically critical forest and wetland ecosystems in Sylhet Division.
Key focus areas include, but are not limited to, improving local environmental governance; strengthening the sustainability and capacity of co-management organizations; strengthening the capacity of local government units to integrate environmental management into local development planning efforts; engaging relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in environmental governance; mobilizing local communities, integrating women, minority populations and youth in conservation and protection efforts; and providing policy support to the Government of Bangladesh’s (GoB) Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Ministry of Land (MoL), and Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (MoFL).

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