Livelihood Improvement and Cross Cutting Issues
Cross cutting issues that are firmly incorporated in the program relate to good governance, gender (its importance will be reflected in the inclusion of Gender Action Plans as part of the community action plans and polder development plans), climate change / disaster risk reduction (DRR) and innovation.
In addition four separately Dutch funded projects are closely linked to the Blue Gold Program implementation:
- The Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Linkages (SAFAL) project, developing value chains in the sub-sectors aquaculture, dairy and horticulture;
- The Max Value for WASH project, aiming to provide 800.000 people in rural communities with safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, as well as hygiene education;
- The NL supported BRAC WASH II program will provide for improved access for all to safe drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene in polders 22, 29 & 30 of Khulna District.
- Through UNICEF and Acacia Water additional innovative drinking water supply systems will be installed.