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Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia

Program Locations: Gorakhpur, India
Project Duration: June 2012–December 2013
Project Lead: Shashikant Chopde, Senior Research Associate

Project Overview

The purpose of this project was to conduct research on flood resilience in Gorakhpur, eastern Uttar Pradesh. ISET-International and local partners worked to identify strategies for integrating disaster risk management and climate adaptation into local policy. Floods in India have caused large-scale damage to agriculture, housing, and health. Though disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation approaches have been established in national programs, such programs seldom integrate into subnational levels due to lack of capacity of the relevant departments or organizations. ISET-International and partners led a case study on the Gorakhpur District Disaster Management Authority, focusing on the systemic factors that contribute to flood resilience. Throughout this project ISET-International and partners worked with organizations, academic institutions, and stakeholders in the Gorakhpur area to collect data and identify possible improvements in disaster risk reduction at a subnational level.

Professional Staff Involved

Kai Kim Chiang, Thailand Associate  

This project was funded by and in partnership with:


Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG)

Vinod Kumar Sharma, Indian Institute of Public Administration

Anil Kumat Gupta, National Institute of Disaster Management