CRACK

CRACK

Center for Community Resilience Adaptation & Climate Knowledge [CRACK] Installed by SAFE in year 2013

Location:Sunderbans (West Bengal) India.

Objectives:        

o Developing Germplasm Conservation Unit and Endemic Seed Bank for natural resource management.
o Installing Referral Agricultural Cyber Center for post disaster agro-environmental crisis management.
o Extending Capacity building facility for climate adaptive alternative livelihood.
o Preparing low cost Disaster mitigation hub with a multipurpose cyclone shelter.
o Inaugurating Delta Climate Change Observation Center and Study circle.
o Gender approach to climate adaptive alternate livelihood and empowerment.

Target group:Rural community of Sunderbans.


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Valued additions:

o The greenhouse facilitates as field acclimatization and firming of other tender endemic plants of the locale.
o Specialized training to generate alternative livelihood for the community people. 

o It is helpful for hands on agricultural demonstration to the community.
o It spread awareness about the significance of mangrove plantation.
o Gender friendly agricultural tool bank for women farmers to ensure strain relief and ensures increased efficiency.


Innovation:CRACK (Center for Community Resilience Adaptation and Climate Knowledge) is integral to the community climate-change adaptability programme of SAFE. Under this umbrella SAFE has already launched the PENTA-C (Cross Country Consortium for Climate Change) in Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.Recently SAFE has conceived a more pro-community climate adaptation plan in deltaic Sunderbans.The CRACK Center would be the first of its kind in the nation to combat climate change in the disaster den of climate vulnerable Sunderbans.

Some of the unique features integrated to the CRACK center:

1. Resource facility for local community, participants and partners.
2. Entirely driven by Green Energy with nearing Zero carbon footprints.
3. Facility for Climate Change Eco-learning through Delta Tourism.
4. Greenhouse, mangrove nursery and Field testing facility for Climate Resistant Crops.
5. Basic Meteorological record room with Disaster Early Alert System and
6. Small Ecology Field Station with GIS-RS and hazard zone mapping facility.
7. Disaster trauma assistance Infirmary and First-Aid facility.


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Outcome:

CRACK the Climate Threat When Climate Changes, but we do not..."
CRACK (Center for Community Resilience Adaptation and Climate Knowledge) is integral to the community climate-change adaptability programme of SAFE.Under this umbrella SAFE has already launched the PENTA-C (Cross Country Consortium for Climate Change) in Bhutan Bangladesh India and Nepal. Recently SAFE has conceived a more pro-community climate adaptation plan in deltaic Sunderbans.The CRACK Center would be the first of its kind in the nation to combat climate change in the disaster den of climate vulnerable Sunderbans.

The main theme behind developing CRACK is to augment community resilience and disaster preparedness being within climate vulnerable coastal areas of Sunderbans.