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World Bank inks agreement project to support smallholder farmers in Odisha

The Government of India (GoI), Government of Odisha and the World Bank have recently signed a US$165 million loan agreement to support 125,000 smallholder farmers from 15 districts of  the state. The project will strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers against adverse climate by improving access to resilient seed varieties and production technologies, diversifying towards ..

2019 edition of International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is celebrated every year on 15th of October to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women (including indigenous women) in increasing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty”. The 2019 theme is “Rural women and girls building climate resilience”.

2019 edition of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR)

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction  (IDDR) is observed every year on 13th of October to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The 2019 theme “Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services” is based on Target (d) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: ‘Substantially ..

International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure being set up in New Delhi

The Union Cabinet has recently given ex-post facto approval for the Establishment of an International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) along with its supporting Secretariat Office in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch CDRI during the UN Climate Summit in New York on September 23, 2019.The CDRI will serve as a platform ..

Kerala becomes first Indian state to get fund through World Bank’s climate resilience program

Under climate resilience program, the World Bank has recently approved $250 million aid to Kerala for its Resilient Kerala Programme (RKP) to brace against natural disasters. Hence, Kerala has become the first Indian state to get this fund to enhance the state’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. The Resilient Kerala ..

First Resilient Kerala Programme

The First Resilient Kerala is an initiative to enhance the Kerala’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change. Why the Programme has been initiated? There was a severe impact on property, infrastructure, lives and livelihoods of people aftermath of 2018 floods and landslides. Due to this large scale destruction about 5.4 million ..

Tayari Jones wins 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

American author Tayari Jones has won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel “An American Marriage”. The book portraits a young African American’s wrongful conviction and how it affects his marriage. It is a story of love, loss and loyalty, the resilience of the human spirit painted on a big political canvas – ..

Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress

4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress 2019 was recently organized by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in association with South Delhi Municipal Corporation in New Delhi. About Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific It was launched in 2010 with the goal of forging partnerships and dialogues related to Environment and Climate Change. The Asia-Pacific Forum ..