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The Southwest Coastal region of Bangladesh is a climate hotspot and vulnerable to natural disasters. Around 1M people are involved with fishing in the estuaries and cyclone exposed Bay of Bengal. Recently, the rate of cyclones and sea depressions have increased, which creats high risks for traditional seagoing fisher communities. Most of the fisher are ‘Malo’ Dalits and ‘extremely marginalized groups’ and they are neglected from mainstream development. Also, they lack adequate knowledge on disaster risk reduction techniques and preparedness, don’t use adequate safety gear, have limited access to social services and facilities, are dependent on local moneylenders (Mahajon) for financial support, and lack of alternative income sources during the offseason. Additionally, women in the fisher communities are not involved in Income generating activities.