Bangladesh is on the frontline of climate change impacts. Every year, more severe and frequent weather events increase the role that the housing sector has to play in developing and supporting resilient communities.
From 2010-2012, RESET coordinated a two-year research project funded by DFID UKaid and delivered by lead field partners Practical Action Bangladesh, DHARA community-based training and development, the Self-Help Promotion Network, local architect Risal Ahmed, and Plastic Buddha People's Voice community video training.
With a specific focus on the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh, the project's aim is to help develop a greater understanding of the challenges and processes involved in providing low-cost, low-carbon, locally delivered housing and the potential for livelihood generation.
This project looked at what the 'triple bottom line' of safe flood and cyclone adapted housing for this region may entail and begins to investigate and test some of the challenges future housing programmes may face.
For full details on the research, click on the links on the left.