Strengthening Capacity for Policy Research on Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture and Water Sectors

DATE OF ENTRY

07 October 2011

PROJECT STATUS

On-Going

Funding Organisation

Competitive research grant from the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).

Implementing Organisation

Institute for Environment and Development, Malaysia (Proponent); MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, India; and Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Vietnam. 

The project aims to:Strengthen research capacity on mainstreaming climate change adaptation concerns into agricultural and water policies; and  create a network for adaptation policy research in Asia (ARPNAPAdaptation Research andPolicy Network for Asia and the Pacific). Analysis of policies in select countries revealed that important decisions in the agriculture and water sectors, including reservoir construction and canal design, are often implemented without consideration of projected impacts of climate change. One of the most important barriers identified was the limited capacity of researchers in the region to provide adaptation policy-relevant information. For example, research on indicators for monitoring the effectiveness of adaptation options at different spatial scales is completely lacking. Networking and communication among researchers and policymakers focusing on adaptation is also extremely limited. The proposed activity addresses these barriers and enhances capacity to bridge gaps in adaptation research, policy and implementation. Through your participation in this database, we aim to simulate the creation of links and contact for future collaboration. Thank you for your participation and collaboration. Contact: APN SecretariatEast Building, 4F1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigan DoriChuo-ku, Kobe 651-0073JAPANTel :             +81-78-230-8017      Fax: +81-78-230-8018

Funding Organisation: 

Competitive research grant from the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).

Implementing Organisation: 

Institute for Environment and Development, Malaysia (Proponent); MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, India; and Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Vietnam. 

Contact Details

Project Type: 
Non-Governmental