Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Economy and Development; Ministry of State Administration and Territorial Management; Ministry of Infrastructure
Strengthening the Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government Systems to Climatic Variability and Risk
Critical small scale rural infrastructure is designed and implemented through participatory approaches and strengthened local governance systems, reflecting the needs of communities vulnerable to increasing climate risks.
- Systematic management and use of climate risk information
- Inclusive planning and budgeting for reducing climate and natural disaster related risks
- Physical investment for reducing climate risks
1. Systematic management and use of climate risk information
- Existing climate hazard and vulnerability information compiled and integrated into a climate risk information system and database, coordinated by MED, contributing towards a comprehensive national climate change policy and long-term warning system.
- Development and implementation of climate vulnerability assessments, guidelines and tools which can inform district and sub-district level planning, in at least 5 districts.
- Platform for national dialogue and information sharing on climate risks established and coordinated by MED, based on the existing NAPA working group structure, delivering regular bulletins, information updates and policy briefs.
- Tailored and function based training and support in climate risk management for at least 75 national and district level technical staff (agriculture, forests, rural development, water supply, disaster management, rural infrastructure)
2. Inclusive planning and budgeting for reducing climate and natural disaster related risks
- Technical capacity enhanced for district level local assemblies to understand and integrate climate risk information, including climate induced disasters, into local planning, budgeting and budget execution, in at least 5 districts.
- Regular dialogues established between district officials, village representatives and local communities on the impacts of climate change and natural disasters on critical rural infrastructure, in at least 15 sub-districts across 5 districts.
- District annual action plans which combine climate resilience for rural infrastructure with ecosystem based measures, are developed and under implementation, in at least 5 districts, including technical review support.
- At least 100 district engineers and local contractors trained in climate risks to small scale rural infrastructure, as well as technical design elements of climate resilient structures.
3. Physical investment for reducing climate risks
- Small scale physical infrastructure (water storage and supply, roads, bridges, irrigation & drainage) designed, built and/or rehabilitated in at least 100 villages across 15 sub-districts and 5 districts (benefitting at least 100,000 people), to a specification that takes into account anticipated climate risks.
- Complementary soil and land management measures to build resilience to climate induced risks (natural retention of surface water, slope stabilization, groundwater infiltration) implemented at sub-catchment level in at least 10 sub-districts across 5 districts, covering at least 50,000 hectares.
- Codes and best practices for climate resilience measures for small scale rural infrastructure (including ecosystem based approaches and gender differentiated concerns) are developed, integrated into existing infrastructure guidelines and disseminated.
UNDP Regional Technical Advisor
- Angus Mackay
- +66 2304 9100 ext 2784
Project Status:SOF Pipeline Entry (as of February 2012)
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry
The objective of this project is to reduce the vulnerability of farmers in Myanmar’s Dry Zone to increasing drought and rainfall variability, and enhance the capacity of farmers to plan for and respond to future impacts of Climate Change on food security. The strategy of the project to achieve this objective is to reduce the risks and effects from recurring droughts, floods and erosion through an integrated water management, crop and livestock adaptation programme in five of the most vulnerable townships of Myanmar‟s Dry Zone.
1. Respond to the climate-induced reduction of freshwater supply
2. Climate-resilient food and livestock production systems established and promoted
3. Improve communal climate risk information and monitoring
1. Respond to the climate-induced reduction of freshwater supply: Rainfall capture, storage and natural water retention capacity is increased
where rainfall is declining or becoming more variable
2. Climate-resilient food and livestock production systems established and promoted: Diversified and resilient livelihoods of the most vulnerable farmers in Myanmar‟s Dry Zone
3. Improve communal climate risk information and monitoring: Capacity of farmers in the Dry Zone to respond and adapt to changes in rainfall is enhanced through use of short-term forecast information and longer-term climate scenario planning
As detailed in the Adaptation Fund Proposal - Myanmar (resubmission) - 06.11.11
Project Contact Person
- Gernot Laganda (Green-LECRDS)
- Tel.: +66-81-1719740
- Email: email@example.com
Project Status:SOF Pipeline Entry (as of 2 February 2012)
Primary Beneficiaries:Local communities in the Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway Regions
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:ADB, with UNDP as joint implementing agency, in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD); Provincial People’s Committees; Ministry of Construction (MOC)
Project Objective: To increase the resilience and reduce vulnerability of local, critical economic infrastructure in the northern mountains areas of Vietnam to the adverse impacts of climate change and to support a policy framework conducive to promoting resilient northern mountains zone development.
1. Mainstream climate change adaptation into rural infrastructure policy and planning
2. Enhance capacities for climate resilient infrastructure planning in northern mountain provinces
3. Support adoption of low cost physical measures to climate proof rural infrastructure
4. Disseminate best practices and lessons learned
Outcome 1 – Climate change adaptation integrated into policy, strategy and planning that relate to rural infrastructure – specifically agriculture, rural water and rural roads (UNDP Administered).
- 1.1 Documented review of institutions and existing policies, strategies and standards related to rural infrastructure.
- 1.2 Technical paper providing guidance on mainstreaming climate change into sectoral planning related to rural infrastructure in northern areas.
- 1.3 Manual on mainstreaming climate change into the design of rural infrastructure projects.
- 1.4 A technical discussion paper on existing standards and codes and on the implications of climate change.
Outcome 2 – Enhanced capacity to adapt/climate-proof rural infrastructure investments and provincial area planning (UNDP Administered).
- 2.1 Climate vulnerability assessment across all 15 SRIDP provinces.
- 2.2 Raised awareness amongst decision-makers on impacts of climate change on poverty reduction (all 15 SRIDP provinces).
- 2.3 Provincial strategies for climate proofing rural infrastructure to climate change (based on vulnerability impact assessments and maps) (Son La and Bac Kan provinces only).
- 2.4 Climate change mainstreamed into rural infrastructure components of Provincial Development Plans (Son La and Bac Kan provinces only). This will be linked to preparation/ roll-out of Provincial Action Plans to Respond to Climate Change.
- 2.5 A cadre of experts able (i) to prepare, interpret and utilize provincial level climate vulnerability maps and (ii) mainstream climate change into development plans (all 15 provinces).
Outcome 3 – Effective climate-resilience measures for mainstreamed into rural infrastructure programs. (ADB administered).
- 3.1 Identification and development of low cost climate proofing measures adapted to the rural areas of Vietnam.
- 3.2 Demonstrations of appropriate climate resilience techniques
- 3.3 Development of a trained cadre of technical personnel familiar with the use of low cost infrastructure protection measures.
- 3.4 Integration of low cost local resource approaches into training curricula, standard design procedures and specifications.
- 3.5 Identification of broader climate change risk and vulnerabilities along with potential measures for strengthening the resilience of communities within the influence areas of the demonstration projects.
Outcome 4 – Lessons learnt and best practices from Outcomes 1, 2 and 3 are disseminated to stakeholders and development partners (UNDP Administered).
- 4.1 Project lessons captured, classified and evaluated.
- 4.2 Adaptation knowledge and experiences from the project documented and disseminated within Vietnam, in the Asian region and beyond.
Project Status:SOF Approval/Endorsement (as of February 2012)
Promoting Climate Resilient Water Management and Agricultural Practices in Rural Cambodia (NAPA Follow-up)Submitted by measbunly on Tue, 2013-06-04 10:49
Crop diversification builds stronger communities to tackle climate change
Preah Vihear– The sun has just emerged in the horizon but Cambodian farmer Tum Heng was already working in full swing in his vegetable garden. After watering the vegetables, he made his rounds fetching cow manure to spread on newly paved rows where yard-long bean and cucumber were going to be on.
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. A central element of the Timor-Leste NAPA has been the establishment and active participation of six dynamic Sector Working Groups on food security, water, health, disasters, biodiversity and infrastructure.
The following summarizes the NAPA for Timor Leste:
The Specific objectives were: 1.To set up Institutional structure for the preparation of the NAPA document 2.To conduct participatory assessment of vulnerability to current climate variability 3.To identify key climate change adaptation measures and develop proposals for priority activities to address the adverse effects of climate change 4.To prepare the NAPA document in the format established by the COP 5.To have the NAPA document endorsed by the national Parliament, Council of Ministers and the Prime Minister 6.To disseminate the final NAPA document to the public.
Stories from the field - Success stories of a Climate Resilience in Agriculture and Water project, CambodiaSubmitted by measbunly on Mon, 2012-02-20 09:09
Stories of farmers in climate change adaptation.
Results and Learning:
- Simple technology improves farmers' capcity in dealing with climate change impacts.
- Adapting to climate change impacts is to start with understanding it.
- Providing more improved agricultural techinques responds well to farmers' demand.
- Simple technology, awareness raising, and technique provisions need to be institutionalized with authorities and private sector to be sustainable
- Start from tiny impacts and its widespread communications, all the lessons learnt could attract other similar innitiatives to replicate.
Save Cambodia’s Wildlife (SCW) conducted a baseline study in Tuek Krahorm commune, Choam Khsant district, Preah Vihear province and in Bos Leave commune, Chitrborei district, Kratie province. In the field survey, there were 108 respondents (62 percent females) from 6 villages in Teuk Krahorm commune and 109 respondents (50.46 percent females) from 8 villages in Bos Leave commune were interviewed.
Title: Understanding Climate Change
Picture 1: Climate change causes
Picture 2: Climate change impacts
Picture 3: Climate change adaptation
Produced by the Save Cambodia Wildlife
Supported by: Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, UNDP, and GEF.
Effective Governance for Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Disaster Preparedness in a Changing Climate
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, Water Resources and Environment Agency (WREA), Public Administration and Civil Service Authority (PACSA)
Local administrative systems affecting the provision and maintenance of small scale rural infrastructure (including water and disaster preparedness) will be improved through participatory decision making that reflects the genuine needs of communities and natural systems vulnerable to climate risk.
- Inclusive planning, budgeting and capacity development for reducing climate and disaster related risks
- Local investment for reducing climate risks
- Securing ecosystem services and assets
Project Component 1: Inclusive planning, budgeting and capacity development for reducing climate and disaster related risks
- Technical capacity enhanced for at least 250 province, district and village officials, university staff, Not for Profit Associations, local watsan and disaster management committees to understand and integrate climate risk information, including on climate induced disasters, into local planning, investment and execution.
- Climate vulnerability and disaster risk assessments carried out in two or three provinces as an input to national, province and district planning regulations and guidelines.
- Regular dialogues established between district officials, village representatives and local communities on the impacts of climate change and natural disasters on critical rural infrastructure and ecosystems in vulnerable areas, in at least 6 districts.
- District level annual investment plans which integrate climate resilience, ecosystem based adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures developed and under implementation, in at least 6 districts.
Project Component 2: Local investment for reducing climate risks
- Climate-resilient water harvesting, storage and distribution systems designed, built and rehabilitated in at least 120 villages (80,000 people), based on projected changes in rainfall patterns and intensity.
- Village shelters and assembly points, evacuation channels, improved drainage, and other measures to promote resilience to local climate induced disasters built and rehabilitated in at least 120 villages (80,000 people), based on projected changes in rainfall patterns and intensity.
- At least 250 local officials, Watsan Committee members, local disaster management committee members, engineers and local contractors have been trained in managing climate risks to small scale rural infrastructure, as well as technical design elements of climate resilient structures.
- Codes and best practices for climate proofing small scale rural infrastructure including ecosystem based approaches are developed, integrated into existing guidelines and disseminated, including gender differentiated concerns.
Project Component 3: Securing ecosystem services and assets
- 1. Physical measures to build resilience to climate induced risks implemented in at least 6 districts by increasing natural retention and storage of surface water- natural wetland management, reforestation and slope stabilization.
- Physical measures to build resilience to climate induced risks implemented in at least 6 districts by increasing groundwater infiltration and aquifer recharge – gully plugging, terracing, check dams, vegetation cover increase.
- Knowledge and learning materials on climate change, rural infrastructure and ecosystem management developed and disseminated through existing networks and platforms.
UNDP Project Contact Person
- Angus Mackay
Climate change can no longer be ignored. Even farmers in Teuk Krahom commune in Preah Vihear province and Bos Leav commune in Kratie province have seen notable changes in terms of the climate over the years. In Teuk Krahom commune farmers see themselves as very vulnerable to droughts; while in Bos Leav, the vulnerability stems from droughts, floods and storms. In Teuk Krahom commune, all the villages have noticed a definite increase in the frequency and length of droughts.