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Timor-Leste Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Emerging as an independent nation in 2002 after decades of unrest, Timor-Leste faces many development challenges.

Scoping report: current status of index-based insurance in Bangladesh

With current and anticipated increases in magnitude of extreme weather events and a declining consistency in weather patterns, particularly challenging for agriculture, there has been a growing interest in weather index-based insurance (IBI) schemes in Bangladesh.

Assessment of capabilities, needs of communities, opportunities and limitations of weather forecasting for coastal regions of Bangladesh

This report is intended to provide a range of background material in relation to Bangladesh and weather event forecasting, forecast information dissemination, and the implications of weather events and forecasting for communities and their livelihoods.

Economic analysis of climate change adaptation strategies in selected coastal areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

This report is an account of a cross-country study that covered Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Covering four sites (one each in Indonesia and Vietnam) and two sites in the Philippines, the study documented the impacts of three climate hazards affecting coastal communities, namely typhoon/flooding, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion. It also analyzed planned adaptation options, which communities and local governments can implement, as well as autonomous responses of households to protect and insure themselves from these hazards.

Economic analysis of climate change adaptation strategies in selected coastal areas in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

Climate change with its attendant geophysical hazards is well studied. A great deal of attention has gone into analyzing climate change impacts as well as searching out possible mitigating adaptive strategies. These matters are very real concerns, especially for coastal communities. Such communities are often the most vulnerable to climate change, since their citizens frequently live in abject poverty and have limited capacity to adapt to geophysical hazards.

Simple technology changed fish hatchery production scenario in Bangladesh

Most of the fish hatcheries of Bangladesh are situated at Jessore district. Oxygen concentration in the water of these hatcheries is very low and carbon dioxide level is higher than desired.

Indigenous knowledge to combat climate change

An international forum in Darwin has been told that traditional land management practices are helping to combat the effects of climate change.

A participatory approach for determining adaptation actions

Presented by Dr Sarah Park, at WorldFish HQ, 4th April,2013. This Food for Thought session will provide details of research in development recently conducted in Timor-Leste by a multi-disciplinary team of WorldFish colleagues.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

“She’s just the cleaning lady”: Reflecting on gender norms

I had just arrived at our training venue in Dhaka and watched as the manager stood at the top of the stairs, violently screaming orders at the woman rushing around to help me.

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