Project Profile

Innovative Risk Management Solutions for Floods and Drought to support national strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia

Duration : January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
(Extended to December 31, 2018)

The project should be able to demonstrate range of risk management solutions including key areas of innovation where WLE has comparative advantage and supports catalytic actions (e.g. synthesizing, piloting, scaling) that might help stimulate and leverage W3/bilateral funds for sustainable intensification solutions at scale.

Location(s): India, Sri Lanka
Project Contact: Giriraj, Amarnath
Donor(s): WLE
Research Collaborator(s) : Agriculture Insurance Company of India/ MoA and National Institute of Disaster Management., Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, CRIDA and IIWMI, Government of Bihar, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,

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