The project inception workshop was designed to acquaint a broad spectrum of stakeholders with the project and to consult with stakeholders on priorities in the field of climate change adaptation in Tajikistan. The items here include workshop materials, a participant list, and a write-up of findings (priorities in CC adaptation and capacity strengths and weaknesses).
Results and Learning:
The workshop provided important information to the project by providing consensus on the main areas of focus for the project's assessment. The participants confirmed the following priority areas for capacity development: the water sector, agriculture, energy, and land use / forestry. Small group discussions also identified an additional priority area that had not been covered in initial PPCR discussions: human health. Good data on recent trends are needed in all sectors. The teams also included gender issues, education, and vulnerable groups as cross-cutting issues that should be included in the analysis.
The project inception workshop was not related to sustainability considerations due to its one-time nature. However, many of the discussions focused on how to capitalize upon existing resources and knowledge strengths within Tajikistan in order to improve the sustainability of any recommendations resulting from the project activities.
This type of workshop, particularly the format, would be suitable for other capacity assessment and/or training projects related to climate change adaptation.
Oxfam Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Resources: This companion is the fifth in a series that covers key topics for programme staff. It includes a set of articles, which provide accessible and practical guidance to Oxfam staff wishing to integrate disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) approaches into programming. The companion aims:
The brochure comprises four sections. The Introduction describes the main elements of Climate Proofing for Development. Following this, Part A introduces the methodology of the approach, while Part B presents examples of possible use at different levels, including best practices. Part C presents some lessons learnt from the Climate Proofing for Development approach.
National Capacity Self-Assessments: Results and Lessons Learned for Global Environmental SustainabilitySubmitted by andrea on Tue, 2011-02-08 19:40
This report summarizes the main results from the NCSAs, identifying the common issues, challenges, priority capacity development needs, and recommendations for action to be undertaken through national or regional initiatives.
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:National Meteorology and Geophysical Institute (Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fishery)
Cape Verde, as an archipelago country of volcanic origin, presents an environment system with a high degree of fragility and vulnerability face the occurrence of extreme natural phenomena. In account of the fragility of the ecosystems, the insularity and vulnerability that characterize the country, the instruments for implementation of a development strategy have been elaborated with the aim of integrating environmental issues into the planning process and promotion of a sustainable development.
The Goal of this adaptation programme is to increase the capacity of resistance of Cape Verde to climate change (CC) and climate variability (CV) in order to achieve the development objectives set in its Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. This programme complements the recently concluded National Strategy Action Plan against Climate Changes which focuses mostly on the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases. In order to reach the Goal, this programme has three priority sectoral Objectives, as identified through the vulnerability analysis undertaken by the broad stakeholders groups during the participatory process to prepare this NAPA. These three Objectives are: 1) Promoting integrated water resources management in order to guarantee water for the people, for the production of food, for the ecosystems and for the tourism industry; 2) Developing the adaptability of the agro-silvo-pastoral production systems in order to ensure and improve national food production; 3) Protecting and preventing degradation of the coastal zones, caused by climatic aggressions and by tourism.
- Integrated water resources management
- Improvement and security of agro-sylvo-pastoral production
- The protection of coastal zones/impact related to tourism
- Capacity development for stakeholders in matters related to adaptation to climate change and climate variability
- Increased investment in adaptive conservation and soil protection measures
- Action research in order to improve the resistance of the population and the ecosystems
- Information, education and communication campaigns for stakeholders on the risks due to the climate change and climate variability
M. Manuel Leão Carvalho
Environment General Department
Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fishery
C.P 115 – Praia – Cabo Verde
SIDS Policy & Practice
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) coordinated a meeting of the Pacific islands countries in Cancun, Mexico, from 21-23 November 2010, to support negotiators from the Pacific region in finetuning their position ahead of the Cancun Climate Change Conference.
During the preparatory meeting, Pacific delegates discussed items on the agenda of the Cancun Conference, particularly climate f
SIDS Policy & Practice
The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2010/15) on the regional training workshops on the implementation of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) held in 2009–2010.
The report provides a summary of the five regional training workshops on the implementation of NAPAs conducted by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
A 5-day workshop that brought together UNDP Practice Team experts in gender, capacity development, poverty reduction, learning (LRC), and knowledge management, to formulate an integrated program of technical assistance in support of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP),
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNEP (Asia), ICIMOD, IUCN, Italian Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGCS), Italian National Research Council (CNR), CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo "Friends of Lorenzo Mazzoleni" Association, Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Northern Areas Administration, Deputy Commissioner Skardu, Karakurum International University, WWF-Pakistan, Rural Support Programmes Network, Aga Khan Trust for Culture/Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Adventure Tours Pakistan, Alpine Club of Pakistan (PAC), Force Commander, Northern Areas Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO)
Karakorum Trust was created by Ev-K2-CNR to consolidate Italy’s nearly 100-year history of exploration, research and mountaineering in Pakistan’s Karakorum Mountains. Building upon the dream of Prof. Desio to see a protected area established around Mount K2, Ev-K2-CNR garnered the support of the Italian government and is coordinating a series of sustainable development initiatives in the area. Working with local communities, NGOs, and local and national government, the capacity to manage the fledgling CKNPE (Central Karakorum National Park Ecosystem) is being reinforced.
The Karakorum Trust Project represents the Italian response to the environmental protection needs and sustainable development priorities of the Baltistan, the Pakistani region around K2.
The KT project’s main goal is to promote sustainable development and help to improve the standards of living of the populations in the CKNPE, paying particular attention to the priorities of environmental conservation, protection of biodiversity and water resources, and promotion of sustainable tourism.
Specific objectives pursued through various activities proposed within the program framework include:
* Create a structured and harmonic communication network for development cooperation projects;
* Increase the effectiveness of existing cooperation initiatives, filling identified project gaps with integration projects;
* Improve communication amongst the local stakeholders and actors involved in the implementation of development cooperation projects;
* Improve knowledge of the environmental, architectural and cultural heritage;
* Develop local capacity to manage and coordinate development cooperation projects;
* Raise awareness of CKNPE authorities regarding the implementation of procedures and policies that bear in mind the needs of the populations, ecosystems and cultural heritage of Northern Pakistan.
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UNICEF, in partnership with the Alliance of Youth CEOs (AYCEOs) is developing a participatory resource guide which will support non-formal educational programmes to empower young people who do not have access to formal learning systems, to acquire skills and knowledge to address environmental risks through local actions, as well as to increase gender equity, in relation to particular livelihood strategies in local communities.