Gender Perspectives of Energy, Disaster Management and Climate Actions in Rural Bangladesh

Anusree Ghosh, Tapas Ranjan Chakraborty


Strong evidences are appearing that show the intensity and frequency of natural disasters are increasing in Bangladesh under the changing climate conditions. These disasters and climate change induced challenges create various forms of challenges in energy sector in terms of availability of energy options, access to energy, increased burden related to costs; and women, especially in the rural contexts, suffer from these challenges the most. In these contexts, this study was conducted with the community located in the Daskhin Kharibari village of Dimla Upazila of Nilphamari district of northern Bangladesh. The field works took place between June 2018 to January 2020 using participatory action research tools to know the gender perspectives of energy, disaster management and climate actions in the rural Bangladesh contexts. The findings of the research show the vulnerability of women as results of the challenges indicated above and their short- and long-term coping strategies to the conditions. It is also suggested how additional support from different sectors may help local adaptation efforts more useful.


Bangladesh; climate action; disaster management; feminism of agriculture; gender

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