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 following is a clickable map displaying all six supported research projects.
Last Updated on March 11th, 2015