Climate Adaptation

Volunteering Towards a Safer Community

Volunteering Towards a Safer Community

Friendship Presents their Work at International Conference by Raeed Abd-Allah Chowdhury Friendship disaster volunteers doing the rounds to spread awareness during the Covid-19 pandemic Friendship’s Climate Action team presented its successes in using volunteerism to...

Listen to the women

Listen to the women

A prescription for pragmatic disaster risk reduction solutions On October 10, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Friendship brought together grassroots actors in disaster management together with the Honourable Minister for Disaster Management...

Ear to the Earth

Ear to the Earth

The key to adaptation lies in listening intently to locals and communities at the forefront of the climate crisis by Runa Khan, founder and executive director, Friendship In 2004, I was visiting our hospital ship in the river islands (chars) of the Brahmaputra. This...

Roots of Security

Roots of Security

Coastal communities hope to gain protection and prosperity from mangrove plantations by Naushad Ali Husein Ibrahim Hossain’s home has been flooded with seawater for five months. On May 20, super-cyclone Amphan ripped through the southern coast of Bengal, sending tidal...

Swept Away

Swept Away

A whole village disappears under water, yet the community continues its schooling. Mamotaz Begum’s village is at the bottom of the river. Where there were once homes of some 350 families, among lush corn and paddy fields, vegetable gardens, a mosque, shops—only the...

The Key to Antifragility

The Key to Antifragility

The Principle behind Friendship’s Response to Emergencies Radi Shafiq, Senior Manager, Friendship In his 2012 book entitled “Antifragile”, the mathematical statistician Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduces the world to the term “Antifragility”, which he defines...