Building Public-Health Capacity for Adaptation in India
Like many developing countries, India faces a disproportionate share of adverse impacts from
The workshop was a first step in developing a network, or community of practice, focused on the core topics of
The meeting brought together a range of stakeholders from India, including the Ministries of Health and Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Indian Meteorological Department, National Institute of Urban Affairs, National Health Systems Resource Center, Indian Institute of Public Health, and All India Institute of Medical Research.
Looking ahead, the network’s goal is to help India build resilience in its health sector, particularly through rigorous adaptation planning at the subnational level. Planned activities include holding additional training events, facilitating local research, and assisting with the development of early-warning systems and health-related action plans. Through both domestic and U.S.-India collaborations, the organizers hope that the community of practice will play a central role in building India’s capacity to address the health impacts of climate change.