Interaction with Policymakers

One of the important features of community based adaptation is the institutional framework of the region to understand the opportunities as well as barriers for implementing adaptation strategies. One of the key approaches of this project is to have a study on the governance system and related policy sectors (agriculture, watershed, rural development) in order to understand barriers and opportunities in the broader political economy for local level adaptation (community-based adaptation).

The study will attempt to understand how does government and private/civil society institutions at different levels and scale enable or constrain community-based adaptation to extreme drought and water stress. It will also try to comprehend the current measures including institutional mechanisms in place to address risks as well as the requisites for efficient horizontal and vertical governance for effective adaptation and climate risk reduction.