ICLEI South Asia has developed training modules to support GIZ Bangladesh in improving the technical capacities of national and local actors in climate-resilient inclusive planning.
The support is being extended through the “Improvement of Cooperation, Dialogue Process and Knowledge Exchange between Actors Involved in Strengthening Urban Climate Resilience in Cities in Bangladesh” initiative under GIZ’s “Climate Resilient Inclusive Smart Cities (CRISC)” project.
The larger aims of the CRISC project are to support five project cities in identifying climate risks, assessing their vulnerabilities, incorporating climate resilience in development plans, and in increasing the technical capacity of local technical (urban planners, engineers) and political actors, town-level coordination committees (TLCC), standing committees (SC), as well as key national actors from the Urban Development Directorate (UDD) and the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).
ICLEI South Asia has developed a capacity building training package for the targeted national and local actors. The training package consists of three modules on the ‘Relevance of Urban Planning in Implementation of National Development Plans’; ‘Technical Understanding of Climate Change Adaptation in Cities’; and ‘Localising Sustainable Development Goals in Cities: Social Inclusion’.
The first module contains the basics of urban planning, objectives, benefits, key urban planning development agencies in Bangladesh, and how urban development plans can be integrated with national development plans. This module is meant for TLCCs and SCs in the project municipalities, and is available in English and the local language, Bangla.
The second module has information about key terminologies on climate change and its impacts in Bangladesh, and about linking climate change with urban development planning. This module is meant for municipal technical staff, including engineers and planners from the LGED, UDD and Local Government Institutions (LGI), and is available in English.
The third module provides a basic understanding of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discusses the global process of the SDGs’ formulation, and their national and local review process. This module is meant for both TLCC and SC members, and technical staff of UDD, LGED and other LGIs, and is available in English and Bangla.
All these modules have been designed for both virtual and in-person sessions, along with a training package, consisting of a manual, handout, handbook, a PowerPoint presentation and reading materials. The training will consist of presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions, brainstorming and moderated discussions, small group discussions, role play and group activity in all sessions.