12th and 13th February 2018, Dhaka
Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and COAST BD is pleased to invite you to Regional event on “Scaling up of Eco Village Development Solutions” on February 12-13, 2018 at Hotel Bengal Canary Park, Dhaka.
Eco Village Development (EVD) concepts and solutions effectively address poverty and climate change related challenges by diversifying livelihood, generating employment opportunities, developing capacities of women and men by using local resources. Thus, investment in EVD is desired to secure sustainable development more efficiently for vulnerable population of South Asia. Access to financial resources is key to make a successful transition from few demo villages based in Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh to the vulnerable population of South Asia.
Funded by CISU, Denmark, CAN South Asia with partners such as DIB, IDEA, Centre for Rural Technology Nepal, Grameen Shakti, INSEDA and INFORSE initiated advocacy for Eco Village Development in 2015 as a pathway for poverty reduction and addressing climate change. The current project focuses on upscaling EVD activities and concepts by influencing and aligning with national and international policies such as NDCs, NAPs and SDGs.
The event will bring together representatives from government departments, policy makers, bankers of rural development, civil society organisations and media from South Asia to share their knowledge on how to scale up low-carbon sustainable development solutions. A draft roadmap for accessing finance to fund eco village development activities at local level is expected from the deliberations of the event. In addition, entry points to integrate EVD to ongoing policies and schemes of national and sub national government are to be explored in the event.
To this end, the two day’s regional event will explore challenges and look for opportunities to finance Eco Village Development activities with an objective to scale up at regional level. The policy practioners from district and sub national level from four countries will share their experiences in furthering local solutions. The interaction will assist to consolidate the experiences of policy practioners, policy makers, bankers for rural development, civil society organisations and media.
Approach to the Regional Meeting