Workshop on Climate Change, Remittances, and Adaptation in Upper Assam

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Aaranyak is organizing a workshop on “Climate Change, Remittances, and Adaptation in Upper Assam” at the Hotel Royale de Casa, Guwahati, Assam, India, 29–30 October 2015. 

The role of financial remittances in reducing vulnerability and building adaptive capacity is considered an emerging policy concern within global processes such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Nansen Initiative. However, there is little empirical evidence on the role of remittances in reducing vulnerability and building the adaptive capacity of remittance recipient households in India to environmental stresses and shocks. 

This workshop will bring together experts from Assam on disaster risk reduction, climate change, adaptation, public policy, gender, livelihoods, and migration to discuss the findings of a case study carried out under the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)  on remittances and adaptive capacity in flood-affected rural communities in Upper Assam.