Our focus

CSUDP is interested in the resilience of urban residents, especially women and youth living in informal settlements to the environmental impacts, including climate change as well as social-economic shocks and stresses.

Four areas of interest are:

  • Improving the adaptive capacity of urban residents to environmental impacts;
  • Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into existing development planning systems, policies and programs;
  • Addressing and managing the socio-economic impacts of climate change, particularly their effect on vulnerable populations/urban poor (e.g., managing rural-urban migration, supporting economic resilience, improving local food security issues, upgrading emergency response systems, etc.); and
  • Enhancing the opportunity for coordination and cooperation between and amongst climate stakeholders on both a local level and between state, regional and national governments.
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