Grassroots Technologies and Community Trust in Climate Change Adaptation: Learning from Coastal Settlements of Bangladesh
Khalil, Momtaj B., Jacobs, Brent C. and Kuruppu, Natasha, "Grassroots Technologies and Community Trust in Climate Change Adaptation: Learning from Coastal Settlements of Bangladesh" in Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation ed. Filho, Walter, L. (London: Springer International Publishing, 2016), 297-311.
Author Khalil, Momtaj B.
Jacobs, Brent C.
Book Editor Filho, Walter, L. Chapter Title Grassroots Technologies and Community Trust in Climate Change Adaptation: Learning from Coastal Settlements of Bangladesh Book Title Innovation in Climate Change Adaptation Publication Date 2016-01-01 Place of Publication London Publisher Springer International Publishing Start page 297 End page 311 Language eng Abstract This paper reports doctoral research that explores grassroots technologies as an asset for poor coastal communities of Bangladesh, how local knowledge contributes to the creation of such technologies, and how they can be useful to build a community’s trust in its own adaptive capacity. Bangladesh is one of the most disaster vulnerable countries in the world due to its deltaic morphology and frequent climate-induced hazards (storm surge, annual flooding, salinity intrusion, frequent cyclones, etc.). Southwestern coastal settlements are especially vulnerable because people considered among the poorest in the world inhabit them. To cope with climate extremes under severe resource limitations, grassroots technologies evolve over generations from autonomous decision-making processes and creative experimentation. However, communities often fail to recognize the value of these technologies and may have little trust in their innate capacity for climate change adaptation. A conceptual framework will be presented that identifies the interactions among grassroots technology, local knowledge, community trust and climate change adaptation. The framework will be validated in case studies of specific grassroots technologies identified through field observations, and explored through qualitative methods to understand the importance of indigenous knowledge to the development of community-based climate coping strategies. Keyword Grassroots technologies
Climate change adaptation
Copyright Holder Springer International Publishing Switzerland Copyright Year 2016 Copyright type All rights reserved ISBN 9783319258140 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-25814-0_21
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