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Introduction

ActionAid Bangladesh builds community resilience through defending commons and diversified livelihoods in rural and urban spaces. We work with the communities and institutions at all levels to build in partnership with women and young people who are already at the frontline of shocks and stresses caused by impacts of disasters and climate change. We facilitate processes for climate justice and advocate for equitable, fair and just institutions to ensure greater accountability to the affected populations. Besides, we also seek to engage in strategic partnership with governments, institutions, private sectors and other stakeholders. ActionAid works with vulnerable communities and helps them to identify the risks they face, their vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and understand their capacities to cope better.

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ActionAid Bangladesh builds community resilience through defending commons and diversified livelihoods in rural and urban spaces. We work with the communities and institutions at all levels to build in partnership with women and young people who are already at the frontline of shocks and stresses caused by impacts of disasters and climate change. We facilitate processes for climate justice and advocate for equitable, fair and just institutions to ensure greater accountability to the affected populations. Besides, we also seek to engage in strategic partnership with governments, institutions, private sectors and other stakeholders. ActionAid works with vulnerable communities and helps them to identify the risks they face, their vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and understand their capacities to cope better.

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