The GEF funded Economy-wide integration of climate change adaption Project through the UNDP coordinated and implemented under the Climate Change and GEF Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD) is at the forefront in promoting sustainable micro-enterprises to vulnerable households on agro-businesses with a sustainable and resilient value chain approach to promote diversified livelihoods intervention to address impacts of climate change. This project component aims to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of vulnerable households’ towards disasters and climate change through establishing and operating small-scale businesses such as food stalls, aquaculture, agro-forestry, handicrafts, and others.
A handover ceremony was conducted at the Tooa Salamasina hall where selected families received another round of supplies of goods and products from the Project to sustain and up-scale their business ventures. The recipients expressed and showed gratitude to the government and its development partners for the initiative and values the opportunity and resources provided as it has greatly supported their families in various ways. The project encourages participants to take ownership of their businesses in order for a sustainable generation of household income with the aim to extend this initiative to other related projects given the positive impact reflected from this partnership and collaboration.