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REPORT: Ability of Local Multi-Stakeholder Action to Catalyze Shifts in Program and Policy Environment towards Mainstreaming DRR CCA

India has been experiencing increasing incidences of hydro-meteorological disasters that defy trends. Flash floods in Barmer in the western arid region of India (2006) and in Leh in the northern mountain desert (2010) have underlined the impending climate and disaster threats in fragile ecosystems. While the new National Disaster Management Policy professes mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), it remains a fragmented domain. Significant work is yet to start on mainstreaming of climate change adaptation, and it’s linking with DRR.

This project and publication, Ability of Local Multi-Stakeholder Action to Catalyze Shifts in Program and Policy Environment towards Mainstreaming DRR CCA, studies the effectiveness of Local Multi-Stakeholder Action as an enabling factor for mainstreaming DRR- CCA in post disaster programs and ultimately in state and national policies. It assesses the impact of consolidation of local change agents, their enablement through knowledge tools, and their strategic actions as an institution as enablers for shift in long term recovery programmes and state and national policy environment towards linking DRR and CCA and mainstreaming them in development processes. It finally provides a set of rated influencing factors that can enable local multi-stakeholder platforms be more effective in influencing programmes and ultimately policies towards mainstreaming DRR CCA.

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This project and publication has been produced as part of the START call for research on the theme of integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation for resilient development in South Asia.

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Research call information: Call For Proposals: Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia

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Getting Climate Smart for Disasters