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).
Himalayan cities are particularly vulnerable to disasters and extreme events such as earthquakes, landslides, flash floods, thunderstorms, cold waves etc.
Dengue, one of the major vector borne diseases has shown a rapid increase over India in recent years. The trend seems to be a major concern for public health. Over the recent years, major dengue outbreaks have been seen regularly across India.