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This proposal stood out as one of the only ones focused on engaging women as key stakeholders in creating change. The documentation of women-led best practices in climate adaptation could have a broad and global impact. In order to combat climate change, women must be part of the conversation -- so like this proposal and think it's needed to ensure that women's voices are considered and heard. Only concern is how the impact of this work will be evaluated over time and how this effort could be scaled beyond India and adapted to other places.
This is a strong, highly credible proposal with the capacity to improve climate adaptation strategies in rural India by studying 'bright spots' and the key role of women. I would like to read the report! The integrated co-benefit of strengthening civil society through recognition of women's role is compelling. A suggestion to strengthen the proposal: further explicit discussion of the barriers faced by the project would have been helpful to see.
Jan 8, 2018
Thank you reviewers for your positive review of our proposal.
The objective of this documentation project is to facilitate translation of community-based practices to policy interventions in a bottoms up approach. We will engage with the relevant stakeholders throughout the course of the project to share what we learn from the field. We will evaluate the scalability and adaptability of the information we gather. This will be presented to the policy makers with an offer of technical support to implement the ideas at scale. The success of translation of the "bright spots" to policy interventions will be our metric by which we will evaluate this project.
India is the focus country, but we plan to gather women's stories from neighboring countries in the region namely, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. We believe there will be similarities and differences in how communities in the region deal with climate impacts and countries have much to learn from each other's practices in developing their adaptation strategies. This approach will also help in scalability of the project across borders.