Communities respond to flooding in India

Learning to adapt to climate change in Odisha, India where women are hit hardest by the extreme weather conditions. Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/ UNDP India

Women in north-east India have learnt how to protect their community and boost their livelihoods in the face of extreme weather events.

Flooding in Odisha state is a constant problem and can lead to health problems and disrupt cultivation.

The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, launched a project with the local authorities to empower women to not only cope with but also benefit from the inundations.

Nandita Surendran spoke with Jaco Cilliers, the UNDP Resident Representative in India and began by asking him to describe the situation in Puri district before the project started.

Duration: 3'08"

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