The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jannik Jørgensen, signed an agreement in Bagerhat to extend the Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC) project on 14th June, 2023 for two years from June 2023 to June 2025 in the presence of the Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Winnie Estrup Petersen, and UNDP Resident Representative Stefan Liller. To increase climate resilience, the extension will be implemented in two districts of the Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT), Rangamati and Bandarban, with financial assistance from the Danish government totaling 40 million Danish Kroner (about USD 5.6 million).
The dignitaries from Denmark visited Mongla in Bagerhat along with UNDP and UNCDF personnel in order to learn about the effects of climate change and how both organizations are fostering climate resilience by implementing creative and locally driven solutions. During his visit to climate-hit areas in Mongla, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jannik Jrgensen, took note of the adaptive measures the affected communities had taken to increase their resistance to climate change.