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Focusing on vulnerable communities in Asia to climate change by undertaking community based adaptation projects, focusing on indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction and learning and networking activities

Partner Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies

Date of submission 01/05/2009


Kyoto University Action pledge

The action pledge specifically focuses on vulnerable communities in Asia, with specific emphasis on hydro-meteorological disasters by:

  • Undertaking specific community based adaptation projects with linkages to disaster risk reduction in Asia;
  • Focusing on indigenous knowledge and disaster risk reduction and its implications to community based adaptation;
  • Learning and networking activities in the related field.
Action pledge updates 

Action pledge update

Scaling up community-based adaptation actions
Theme: Scaling up local and community-based actions

Reducing risks of extreme events and climate-related disasters
Climate and Disaster Resilience Initiative (CDRI)

Promoting knowledge sharing and learning
Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM)

These updates were provided as contributions to and are summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities".

Further information

International Environment and Disaster Management Laboratory (IEDM)

Asian University Network for Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM)

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements CITYNET

Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Target group Children
Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.