Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia

South Asia’s rapid development, while providing opportunities for economic growth, has increased the region’s vulnerability to natural disasters. START supports collaborative research in the areas of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in South Asia through grants to interdisciplinary teams of researchers in Nepal, Pakistan, and India.

START, with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), awarded six interdisciplinary research projects for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into resilient development in South Asia. Under this broad research theme, scientists are investigating institutional arrangements and governance structures, policy innovations that promote convergence of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into policy and practice, and the changing nature of development factors, all of which shape vulnerability to disasters.

The six research projects supported by START and CDKN are on display through a series of microsites. Within the sites, you can explore different facets of the projects by clicking on modules to access project reports, policy briefs, academic papers, case studies, workshops and trainings, blog pieces, films, and posters.

Click on the links below to go to the microsites, or click here to go to the project homepage.

The Catalysts Of Change (SEEDS) Mainstreaming DRR & CCA Into Development Planning In Gorakhpur (GEAG) Getting Climate Smart For Disasters (ICSD, IC India)
Koshi At The Face Of A Changing Climate (NDRI) Mainstreaming DRR & CCA In The Indus Ecoregion (WWF) asia_philippines_manila_slumLinking DRR, CCA & Sustainable Landscape Development Goals in the Eastern Himalayas (ATREE)

Last Updated on May 28th, 2015