Strengthening resilience: sustainable adaptation to climate change in flood-affected areas of Assam
through multisectoral prevention & adaptation mechanisms and advocacy
PAD is partnered with Terre Des Hommes Germany and North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS), working in flood-affected areas of Lakhimpur and Majuli Districts in Assam.
Facilitate Community Mobilisation
Establish Village-level Disaster Management Committees, disaster response Task Forces, Village Disaster Management Plans, and connect the community to existing disaster management networks.
Provide opportunities for training and access to resources for alternative income streams in local communities, and improve links with government support schemes.
Strengthen and Support Lobbying on behalf of Local Communities
Lobby local and regional government bodies, conduct original research, and support local advocacy to bring attention to issues in disaster-affect communities.
Climate Change in Assam At a Glance
Average annual rainfall in Lakhimpur District of Assam
(India Meteorological Department, 2020)
Expected increase in extreme rainfall events in Assam by the mid-21st Century, based on 1971-2000 baseline
(Assam State Action Plan on Climate Change 2015-2020)
Assam ranks highest out of India's states for climate vulnerability
(Council on Energy, Environment and Water, 2021)