YPSA and Arannayk Foundation (AF) recently made an official contract to implement a comprehensive long term project called “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)” . The Bangladesh Forest Department , Ministry of Environment and Forest (BFD) , jointly with the Arannayk Foundation (AF) , have received financial support under the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund ( BCCRF) , to implement the CRPARP with technical support from the World Bank .
The project development objective is to reduce forest degradation through participatory planning / monitoring and to contribute in building the long term resilience of selected coastal and hilly communities to climate change . The scope of the operation aligns firmly with the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP) , and the ensuing BCCRF trust fund which aims to manage climate change to ensure that citizenry are protected from the climate induced adverse impacts .
YPSA and AF are responsible for implementation of the “ Alternative Livelihoods Support to Forest Communities (ALSFC)” to reduce forest dependence of selected communities ( in proximity of degraded forests targeted for participatory afforestation and reforestation ) through the introduction of alternative livelihood opportunities . This will serve to reduce pressure on forests, thereby improving its sustainable use, conservation and protection .
This project contract officially signed between Mr.Farid Uddin Ahmed , Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation (AF) and Mr.Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA after completion of a competitive selection and approval process .