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Project • CBA2013-13NSY-Varma

Building Capacity for Adaptive Governance through Participatory Modelling: Rural and Urban Flooding in India

The training programme “Building Capacity for Adaptive Governance through Participatory Modelling: Rural and Urban Flooding in India” is aimed to enable policy makers, practitioners and researchers in sub-national level to practice adaptive governance. The policy focus of the training program is flood management in two varying socio-economic, political and ecological contexts, one in villages of Lakhimpur district of Assam in north-east of India and other in Bangalore city of Karnataka in south of the country. Through lectures and group modelling activities, the program will establish the benefits of this novel approach and train stakeholders for its operationalization. The project aims to result in: Network of researchers and practitioners from regional, national and local levels to sustain the learning process; Ability and willingness among policy makers in Assam and Karnataka to gain an understanding of different nuances regarding flood hazard and its responses in respective contexts; Operational framework for adaptive governance in India.

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