Climate Adaptation and Resilience in South Asia

This project will contribute to building climate adaptation and resilience in South Asia by supporting skills and knowledge development in the region.

Research to help vulnerable populations respond to climate change
The Center for the Study of Science, Technology and Policy, the Public Affairs Centre, and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal will conduct research on climate change mitigation, vulnerability assessment, and adaptation in South Asia. These institutions will bring together a range of natural and social sciences disciplines and methodologies to address the climate issues affecting vulnerable populations in the Himalayan and Cauvery delta regions.

The consortium will seek to understand how people and institutions have experienced and responded to the changes that have taken place over decades. Researchers will assess and analyze people's perceptions about climate change and its impacts on natural resources. The approach will be used to empower communities by integrating technical and local knowledge. It will also allow communities to engage effectively with governance structures at various levels and move toward sustainable livelihoods.

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Start Date

Saturday, March 1, 2014

End Date

Friday, October 24, 2014


7 months

IDRC Officer

Verma, Samar

Total funding

CA$ 259,328


South Asia, Central Asia, Far East Asia


Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Anshu Bharadwaj


Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy

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