22 resource(s) found
April, 2017
Author: Mercy Corps
The Promoting Agriculture, Health and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) program is a $37 million, five-year USAID initiative designed to achieve food security among vulnerable populations in the hill and mountain regions of Midwestern and Far West Nepal. Food insecurity in Nepal persists...
April, 2017
Author: Bruce Ravesloot, Raniya Sobir
Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) report on Sichuan Province, China, aims to understand the dynamic context of peri-urbanization, with particular focus on migrants and Micro and Small Businesses (MSBs) and their interdependency.Key Findings and RecommendationsMSBs and rural migrants are...
December, 2016
Author: Mercy Corps
This document is a brief study of Transforming Chennai: Building Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Resilience to Water-Related Environmental Change. The study builds on Mercy Corps’ regional approach to building urban resilience, grounded in strong research, multi-stakeholder engagement,...
December, 2016
Author: Mercy Corps
In March 2016, Mercy Corps partnered with Okapi Research & Advisory to develop a deeper understanding of the factors that affected firms’ flood exposure, extent of immediate losses, and recovery times in Chennai, India. Taking into account the larger economic, political, and...
August, 2016
Author: Nila Ardhyarini H. Pratiwi, Yovi Dzulhijjah Rahmawati, Ivo Setiono
Climate change is not only affecting geophysical systems through events such as floods, droughts, and sea level rise, but also human systems, including livelihoods, health, economies, and cultures. In Indonesia, climate change greatly affects many aspects of the economy, society, and environment....
June, 2016
Author: Vikas Desai
Global temperature rise has already started shooting its local effects. India witnessed highest temperature records since 2010 and noticeable increase from 2014-2016.  In case of coastal cities like Surat, not only heat but humidity too plays a vital role. Well-being of citizens as well as...
April, 2016
Author: Tina Kunz-Plapp, Julia Hackenbruch, Janus Willem Schipper
Heat waves and the consequent heat stress of urban populations have a growing relevance in urban risk management and strategies of urban adaptation to climate change. In this context, social science studies on subjective experiencing of heat as stress by urban citizens are a new emerging field....
April, 2016
Author: Vikas Desai, Urvi Patel, Suresh K Rathi, Shailesh Wagle, Hemant S Desai
Climate czars have brought up an ascent in mean surface temperature of 2oC above pre-industrial levels will put the earth in unsafe, uncharted region. Heat is less regarded as highly appreciable hazard for Indian Cities. Surat (coastal) city is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its...
March, 2016
Author: Richard Friend, Pakamas Thinphanga, Chanisada Choosuk, Khanin Hutanuwatr, Yanyong Inmuong, Jawanit Kittitornkool, Bart Lambregts, Buapun Promphakping, Thongchai Roachanakanan, Poon Thiengburanathum, Santiparp Siriwattanaphaiboon
This report summarises a series of studies carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of Thai scholars. It focuses on the dynamics of urbanisation and climate change risks, and on the linkages between urbanisation, climate change and emerging patterns of urban poverty and vulnerability. It provides...
November, 2015
Author: Alejandro Ciencia, Lorelei Crisologo Mendoza, Gladys Cruz, Nimreh Calde, Michael Cabalfin, Maileenita Peñalba
A resilient city must have, among other things, the capacity to satisfy the water-related and sanitation needs of its residents in a manner that is sustainable, equitable and conducive to human development. This working paper presents the findings of a study on water security, water access,...