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. Watershed Management Approaches, Policies, and Operations: Lessons for Scaling Up

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    After three decades of experience of watershed management, it is timely to take stock of what has been learned and to draw out pointers that can help define future development paths. This reporthas therefore been prepared as a contribution to a pr...
  2. The Adaptation Knowledge Management Workshop Proceedings: Harnessing Adaptation Knowledge in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    As a backdrop to the Adaptation Knowledge Management workshop, the Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP), and the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) are actively facilitating climate change adaptation at local, national and regional scales in As...
  3. Practitioners and Policy-makers Exchange on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 11, 2012
    The ‘Practitioners and Policy makers Exchange on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture’, which was held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok Thailand from 30 August to 1 September 2010, aimed to address this need. With 25 p...
  4. Ecosystem Impacts of Large Dams

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 25, 2012
    The World Commission on Dams (WCD) has been established to undertake a global review of the development effectiveness of large dams and assessment of alternatives. Part of its mandate it is toobtain the views of a large number of stakeholders and ...
  5. Aligning climate and development agendas in the Mekong region

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 25, 2012
    Climate change is a global threat that requires multilateral solutions. Using Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as an example, this paper highlights opportunities and strategies for regional cooperation to jointly tackle climate change impacts and move t...
  6. Greater Mekong and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 25, 2012
    The Greater Mekong is destined for major changes due to climate change, making it one of the most vulnerable places on Earth. Changes are already occurring and the worst is yet to come. For the Greater Mekong, climate change compounds existing and...
  7. Mekong Hydropower- Drivers of change and governance challenges

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 25, 2012
    The Mekong River is the longest watercourse in Southeast Asia. Although China has an extensive hydropower program underway on the Upper Mekong, as yet there are no dams on the river’s lower mainstream. However, as many as 12 additional projects,...
  8. Indonesia Adaptation Strategy

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    Indonesia aims to reduce the vulnerability of its economy and community to adverse impacts of climate change that are already occurring.  At the same time, Indonesia intends to prepare its national and local institutions, as well as vulnerabl...
  9. The Bali Road Map

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    The Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol met in Bali in December 2007. After some high-stakes poker about emission reduction frameworks and the role of em...
  10. Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral Roadmap

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 27, 2012
    The ICCSR outlines Indonesia's strategic vision that places particular emphasis on the challenges emerging in the forestry, energy, industry, transport, agriculture, coastal areas, water, waste and health sectors. The content of the roadmap has be...

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