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Spotlight series: Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is an independent foundation, which adopts a broad, integrative approach to public health, tailoring its endeavours to Indian conditions whilst also bearing relevance to countries facing similar challenges and concerns. It was launched in 2006 as a response to the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health. Here we look at PHFI as part of our Spotlight series that profiles research organisations based in developing countries.

Latest Documents

South Asia Regional Diagnostic Study
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
India faces a dynamic climatic and non-climatic risk profile. These climatic and non-climatic risks, separately and in interaction, make people and systems highly vulnerable. Key vulnerabilities and risks are found to be deeply embedd...
Communicating climate change for adaptation: challenges, success and future priorities
C. Lumosi; D. McGahey / Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Communicating climate change to communities in semi-arid regions remains a difficult task. This information brief helps communicators understand best practice and helps researchers understand where knowledge gaps exist. Key fin...
Gendered vulnerabilities to climate change: insights from the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Vulnerabilities to impacts of climate change are gendered. Still, policy approaches aimed at strengthening local communities’ adaptive capacity largely fail to recognise the gendered nature of everyday realities and experiences. ...
Climate change adaptation practice in semi-arid regions: views and insights by practitioners
M. Rokitzki; D. Morchain / Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
The Research into Use (RiU) element of the research project Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) aims to ensure that ASSAR’s research outputs and findings are taken-up in adaptation practice and policy spheres across ...
Use and communication of climate information to support uptake of adaptation action in the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Africa and Asia are among the continents most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This vulnerability is further worsened by the poor state of their socio-economic development and low adaptive capacity. Hence the states within...
Impacts of climate change on the cryosphere, hydrological regimes and glacial lakes of the Hindu Kush Himalayas: a review of current knowledge
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal 2016
The climate and cryosphere of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region have changed in the past and are very likely to change in the future. Warming of the climate system is unequivocal. The atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases ...
(Un)natural disasters: communicating linkages between extreme events and climate change
World Meteorological Organization 2016
Issue of the World Meteorological Organization Bulletin.  The science of attributing extreme weather and climate events has progressed in recent years to enable an analysis of the role of human causes while an event is still in t...
Costs of non-cooperation in South Asia: an illustration and way forward
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2016
The South Asian economic integration has remained afflicted with a narrative that is more often than not a negative one. As a part of this, the arguments put forth include the assertion that the region lacks in trade complemen...
Degraded Peri-urban biophysical environments in South Asia
Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia 2013
Urbanization leads to the deterioration of peri-urban biophysical environments. Urban sprawl encroaches and degrades peri-urban ecosystems,and alters the natural  equilibrium. This  in  turn, depletes the resource base ...
The State of Biodiversity in West Asia: a mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Global Biodiversity Outlook-4 (GBO-4), the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 , published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), provides a global assessment of progress towa...
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