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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project • CBA2019-04MY-Balikuddembe

Climate Change, Ageing and Disability: Life Experience of Being Old, Disabled and Affected by Climate-Induced Disasters in China

The project is set to explore the life experience of persons aged 65 years and older with disabilities experiencing or affected by climate-induced disasters in China and Nepal. This will help to understand how health, well-being, and functional ability of elderly persons with disabilities (elderly PWDs) are impacted and identifying which sustainable interventions for enhancing their self-care, functional and adoptive capacity. The project is anticipated to be implemented in three (3) phases for a period of two (2) years and based on the methodological designs which include: the descriptive phenomenological approach, Delphi panel technique, and randomized control trial. In tandem with objectives of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), the project’s outcomes shall be disseminated and shared with different stakeholders within and outside China and Nepal so as to augment the existing policies and measures, particularly those aimed at enhancing the self-care, functional, and adoptive capacity of elderly PWDs as well as in addressing the challenges of climate change and natural disasters, particularly those affecting ageing and disability.