Training Manual: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction into District Level Development Plans

Authors: Anil K. Gupta; Sreeja S. Nair; Shiraz A. Wajih; Shashikant Chopde; Gautam Gupta; Garima Aggarwal

The Training Manual is a product of a collaborative project between the Indian National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), ISET-International, and Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG). The goals of the project were to: a) support development of a climate sensitive District Disaster Management Plan (DDMP) for Gorakhpur, India; and b) based on the experience, to develop a training approach for use in districts nationally. The training manual is targeted at trainers working with district stakeholders. It provides guidance and a course framework for designing and delivering training programmes for understanding, analyzing, designing and mainstreaming climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) concerns into district level development planning. Completion of a successful training will equip stakeholders with the knowledge and skills for assessing and delineating strategies and delivering their roles in relation to risk mitigation, prevention and implementation of effective response to extreme events. 


Gupta, A. K., Nair, S. S., Wajih, S. A., Chopde, S., Gupta, G., & Aggarwal, G. (2014). Mainstreaming climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction: Into district level development plans. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Disaster Management, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition, & Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group.

Funded By:

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) for the benefit of developing countries. However, the views expressed and information contained in it are not necessarily those of or endorsed by DFID, DGIS or the entities managing the delivery of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, which can accept no responsibility or liability for such views, completeness or accuracy of the information or for any reliance placed on them.


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