Training Workshop on Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India
A three day Training Workshop on Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India was organized from September 22nd to September 24th, 2015 in New Delhi. The workshop was organized by Taru Leading Edge and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States with the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) as knowledge partner.
The objective of the workshop was to build capacity of researchers and practitioner towards climate-proofing of the human health sector in the country.
The workshop represented an effort to bring together all major concerned stakeholders including institutions, experts, decision-makers, academicians, researchers, practitioners and students under one umbrella. The focus of the capacity building workshop was on three core frameworks in dealing with Climate and Health issues, that is, vulnerability, adaptation and co-benefits. The workshop covered other essential aspects such as policy research and inter-sectoral action. Synergized capacity building and sustainability is also expected by developing a web-based, mentored community of researchers and practitioners who will potentially move this interdisciplinary field forward in the country.
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