Community-based climate change adaptation and coastal hazards mitigation and preparedness along the Miani Hor Balochistan Coast
Project Supported by: Canada Fund for local Initiative CFLI
The Miani Hor communities have suffered in recent past because of heavy siltation of their navigational channel and excessive sea erosion. These coastal communities are highly prone to other environmental factors including tsunamis, storm surges, intense wave action, and torrential rains. The project aims to develop the resilience of the vulnerable coastal community of Miani Hor area by giving them skills, knowledge and mechanisms to manage and cope with disasters and their effects. Living around a lagoon known as Miani Hor in the northern most part of the Arabian Sea, the coastal communities are highly prone to natural disasters and have been adversely affected by shore erosion.
These factors have also affected the livelihoods of fishing communities who live in extreme poverty and deprivation. The project aims to reduce the adverse impact of storm surges, cyclones and shore erosion by reviving mangrove forests. These forests will become breeding, nurseries and feeding grounds for many commercially important prawns, fish, crabs, and mollusks. They will enhance the fishery potential of adjacent coastal waters by providing them with large quantities of organic and inorganic nutrients. Fishing communities will be technically capacitated to improve the quality of their produce for economic gain and also provide equal opportunities for women to participate.
- Rapid assessment/survey of vulnerability:
- Establish Disaster early warning center
- Trainings & Awareness sessions on disaster preparedness
- Resilient structures will be established as demonstration
- Identification of Rescue Centres
- Women’s empowerment through small enterprise
- Technical Skills Enhancement of Fishermen
- Fifty (50) ha. mangrove forest