Climate Change Adaptation

What is the Project About

Climate Change AdaptationPHOTO: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP INDIA

The project, in partnership with the Australian Agency for International Development, aims to address a crucial dimension of vulnerabilities by supporting specific activities to enhance climate change induced risk management capacities (adaptation, disaster mitigation and risk reduction) in districts across flood-prone areas of Odisha and drought-prone areas of Madhya Pradesh.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What have we accomplished so farPHOTO: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP INDIA
  • A training manual for participatory vulnerability analysis that serves as a reference to trained volunteers to gather information on vulnerability related to climate change induced disasters has been developed

  • Participatory ground water aquifer mapping and preparation of integrated water use action plan has been undertaken in Madhya Pradesh

  • Ongoing climate related vulnerability assessments in both districts will provide a basis for an action plan for integrated water management

Funding Support by



Donor Name Amount Contributed
AUSAID US$ 920,888

Expenditure in Previous Fiscal Year

Year Amount
2012 US$ 292,114
2011 US$ 82,814

Stories of Change

Women Adapt to Climate Change in Odisha

Women Adapt to Climate Change in Odisha
The photo-essay shows how a UNDP partnership with the Government of Odisha, supported by the Australian Agency for International Development is enabling women in Puri district in Odisha to adapt to extreme weather events.


Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in OdishaPHOTO: UNDP India

Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in Odisha
A UNDP partnership with the government of Odisha supported by the Australian Agency for International Development is enabling communities in Puri district to adapt to extreme weather events.



UNDP India Blogs

UNDP India Blogs When There is Too Much Water | Russell RollasonPHOTO: UNDP INDIA

When There is Too Much Water | Russell Rollason
For the poor farmers living in the flood plains of the Mahanadi River delta in the eastern India state of Odisha, the main rice crop is grown in the dry season because extensive flooding and water logging in the monsoon season prevents sowing the rice at the same time as most of India’s farmers.

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