Integrating Gender Sensitive Heat Adaptation Plans in the climate policy and guidelines of selected cities in South Asia

IRADe is pleased to announce its new project on “Integrating Gender-Sensitive Heat Adaptation Plans in the climate policy and guidelines of selected cities in South Asia” funded by Asia- Pacific Network (APN). This project aims to support South-Asia’s medium-term development planning especially in prioritizing and integrating adaptive resilience within the agenda of climate-resilient smart cities. It will disseminate knowledge on heat stress management strategies including the development of spatially differentiated and gender-sensitive Heat Adaptation Plan (HAP) in South Asian countries of Sri Lanka (Colombo), India (Surat) and Bangladesh (Rajshahi).

Climate Adaptive Heat Stress Action Plans

To manage the mounting heat stress risk in Indian urban centres, Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe), the leading South Asian research institute and think tank, is spearheading an inter-disciplinary research study on Climate Adaptive Heat Stress Action Plans, being funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada.