Successful results from SASNET supported research project in Sikkim
On Tuesday 22 May 2012, Assistant Professor Anamika Barua from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, and her Swedish research partner Associate Professor Pernille Gooch, Division of Human Ecology, Lund University, made a courtesy visit to SASNET’s office in Lund (photo). They came to report on the successful results from their joint research project on ”Water, Climate Change and Rural Livelihood: Assessing Socio Economic Vulnerability and Potential Adaptive strategies in Sikkim, India”. This project was initiated by a planning grant from SASNET in 2009 (more information), but later received substantial funding from Sida/SAREC’s Developing Country Research Council for an extended project covering the whole eastern Himalayan region of India. The initial SASNET funding was however used for a preliminary pilot field study in collaboration with Sikkim University. More information about the research project.
The findings of the study will now be presented in the upcoming ISEE 2012 Conference – Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy– to be held from 16th to 19th June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More information abot the ISEE 2012 conference.