Short Term Technical Assistance

Since this activity is primarily demand-driven (i.e., it is based on Mission and other operating units’ needs) the IRG Team will start by assessing those needs through an online survey of Mission support needs in climate change, especially adaptation.  Mission support will include the provision of data and other information, guidance on vulnerability assessments (VAs), development of FAQs, peer assists and communities of practice and other mechanisms.  We will discuss the most efficient way of assessing these broader needs.   The results of our analysis will be presented to the AREFS COTR and used as the basis for further dialogue with individual Missions.- AREFS and the CCRD Task Order team members and relevant expertise of staff and consultants available to the two projects.   These will be matched to criteria such as climate change adaptation topic (e.g. water scarcity, gender, impacts on agricultural value chains, biodiversity, infrastructure, etc.) as well as sub-region and country/language experience.- A list of Asia regional and country level organizations (training, research, technical assistance, education) available to work with Missions on climate change adaptation.  This list will be updated periodically.- Climate change adaptation projects already underway that can be monitored and used as potential models (this is part of AREFS Task 2).

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  1. USAID Climate Change and Development Strategy 2012- 2016

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Consideration of climate change in strategic planning, program design, and project implementation across a wide range of development sectors is essential to the success of USAID’s mission. It is the responsibility of all development professional...
    Attached File: USAID GCC Strategy.pdf
  2. Working Group 2- Findings from AR4 and Expectations from AR5

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    2009 IPCC Working Group 2 presentation on analysis of climate models and scenarios based on updated data analysis of climate change impacts.
  3. Forest Resilience, Biodiversity, and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    A synthesis of the biodiversity/resilience/stability relationship in forest ecosystems.
  4. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: A Biodiversity Synthesis

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment set out to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contri...
  5. Adaptation in integrated assessment modeling: where do we stand?

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Adaptation is an important element on the climate change policy agenda. Integrated assessment models, which are key tools to assess climate change policies, have begun to address adaptation, either by including it implicitly in damage cost estimat...
  6. Rethinking Vulnerability to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Climate change has been heralded as a threat to the global society. It has become a subject of intense interest to public policy decision makers internationally. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has played a pivotal role in pro...
  7. Climate Adaptation in Asia: Knowledge Gaps and Research Issues in South Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    This report presents South Asia-wide review of climate change adaptation research, intended to identify present knowledge, gaps on adaptation and application including the practice of research. Unlike the case of China, which is one nation, South ...
  8. Climate change: Challenges and Opportunities in Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Overview of challenges and opportunities presneted by climate change vulnerability and adaptation in Sri Lanka.
  9. Adaptating to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Focus of this presentation is on agricultural adaptataion to climate change in districts in southeast Sri Lanka
  10. Integrating environment and development in Viet Nam Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    Improved integration of environment and development objectives is best informed by knowledge of what has already worked well in Viet Nam over many years, so that it can be scaled up. It should also be informed by what currently constrains integrat...