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Adaptive Capacity and Livelihood Resilience

Adaptive Capacity and Livelihood Resilience

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Published by Kanchan Mani Dixit
Change is inherent to the human context. Whether the need is catalysed by extreme events such as floods, droughts and economic collapse or more gradual processes of change in environmental, technological or economic systems, we survive via adaptation. Strengthening the adaptive capacity of populations at all levels from the local to the global is, as a result, among the most important challenges facing development. The results of our research point, among other things, to the critical importance of trans-boundary flows of information, funds, goods, services, ideas and often people in determining the adaptive capacity of local populations. The ability to adapt to local problems such as floods and droughts often depends on systems and flows that connect to regional and global levels. Understanding this and addressing the inherent implications for trade, migration and other sensitive global policy arenas is, perhaps, one of the most significant challenges facing society in the coming century. Although focused on floods and droughts, many of the insights generated in this report have potential relevance for other contexts where livelihood systems are disrupted and adaptation is essential.
Change is inherent to the human context. Whether the need is catalysed by extreme events such as floods, droughts and economic collapse or more gradual processes of change in environmental, technological or economic systems, we survive via adaptation. Strengthening the adaptive capacity of populations at all levels from the local to the global is, as a result, among the most important challenges facing development. The results of our research point, among other things, to the critical importance of trans-boundary flows of information, funds, goods, services, ideas and often people in determining the adaptive capacity of local populations. The ability to adapt to local problems such as floods and droughts often depends on systems and flows that connect to regional and global levels. Understanding this and addressing the inherent implications for trade, migration and other sensitive global policy arenas is, perhaps, one of the most significant challenges facing society in the coming century. Although focused on floods and droughts, many of the insights generated in this report have potential relevance for other contexts where livelihood systems are disrupted and adaptation is essential.

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Published by: Kanchan Mani Dixit on Aug 26, 2009
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Marcus Moench and Ajaya Dixit
EDITORS
Contributors and their Institutions
Sara Ahmed
 Independent Consultant 
Sanjay Chaturvedi and Eva Saroch
 Indian Ocean Research Group,Chandigarh
Shashikant Chopde andSudhir Sharma
Winrock International-India
Ajaya Dixit and Dipak Gyawali
 Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal 
ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES FOR RESPONDING TO FLOODS AND DROUGHTS IN SOUTH ASIA
Madhukar Upadhya andRam Kumar Sharma
 Nepal Water Conservation Foundation, Kathmandu
Manohar Singh Rathore
 Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur 
Marcus Moench
 Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International 
Srinivas Mudrakartha
VIKSAT, Ahmedabad 
Tariq Rehman and Shiraj A. Wajih
Gorakhpur Environmental ActionGroup, Gorakhpur 
 
Marcus Moench and Ajaya Dixit
EDITORS
Contributors and their Institutions
ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES FOR RESPONDING TO FLOODS AND DROUGHTS IN SOUTH ASIA
Sara Ahmed
 Independent Consultant 
Sanjay Chaturvedi and Eva Saroch
 Indian Ocean Research Group,Chandigarh
Shashikant Chopde andSudhir Sharma
Winrock International-India
Ajaya Dixit and Dipak Gyawali
 Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal 
Madhukar Upadhya andRam Kumar Sharma
 Nepal Water Conservation Foundation, Kathmandu
Manohar Singh Rathore
 Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur 
Marcus Moench
 Institute for Social and  Environmental Transition- International 
Srinivas Mudrakartha
VIKSAT, Ahmedabad 
Tariq Rehman and Shiraj A. Wajih
Gorakhpur Environmental ActionGroup, Gorakhpur 
 
© Copyright, 2004Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, International, BoulderInstitute for Social and Environmental Transition, NepalNo part of this publication may be reproduced or copied in any form without written permission.This project was supported by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and the U.S. State Department through a co-operative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The viewsexpressed in this report are those of the author alone and do not reflect those of the U.S. Office of ForeignDisaster Assistance, the U.S. State Department or any other organization supporting the work.ISBN: 99946-30-05-9First Edition: 1000June, 2004.Published by: The Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, International, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.and the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, Nepal
DESIGN AND TYPESETTINGFormat Graphic Studio, Kathmandu, Nepal.PRINTED ATFormat Printing Press, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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