Women ‘are the foot soldiers of climate change adaptation’ – expert

AlertNet: In 2006, when the Asian Development Bank (ADB) decided to launch a multi-million dollar rural water project in eastern and north central regions of Sri Lanka, there was one overriding requirement -- women would be placed in key positions. As a result, experts say, the $263 million program, aimed at providing drinking water to over 900,000 people by 2011, has been a particular success. In the village of Talpothta, in the rural north-central Polonnaruwa District, the village women's association......

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