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This report evaluates the impact of a project that examined the ‘everyday’ realities and impact of climate change on the lives of low-income people in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For my research looking at urban climate resilience and
how land tenure affects adaptation to climate change, I spent months in Duaripara informal settlement talking to over 600 people in their homes, workplaces, local teashops, and on street corners to understand how climate change affects their ‘everyday’ lives and what solutions they employ. The engagement and impact focus of this research project centred on a strong partnership approach to building awareness and action on the ‘everyday’ realities and impact of climate change on the lives of low-income people in Dhaka, through interactive theatre performances, documentary film, educational programmes, and public events aimed at a wide range of publics with varying levels of knowledge on climate change. Central to this project is the focus on learning from those living on the frontlines of climate change to ensure that people are better informed of the priorities and needs of low-income people.