Six projects supported by START and CDKN (the Climate and Development Knowledge Network) explored research needs and opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in South Asia.
From 2012 to 2014 research teams in Pakistan, India and Nepal investigated institutional arrangements and governance structures, local policies and practices, as well as the changing nature of development factors, all of which shape vulnerability to disasters.
The projects identified further knowledge needs and proposed recommendations for steps toward the convergence of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. They also generated significant localized improvements, primarily through facilitating communications across administrative scales and with local communities.
More information can be found on the projects’ microsites:
Getting Climate Smart for Disasters (implemented by ICSD, IC India)