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. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    The climate is changing and Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is already experiencing the consequences: increasing variability, warmer temperatures, changing hydrology, and more extremes—droughts, floods,heat waves, windstorms, and forest fires. Wit...
  2. Regional Water Intelligence Report Central Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    Water is an increasingly strategic resource in the Central Asian region for economic and social development. Water cuts across critical issues such as food and fibre production, energy generation, environmental sustainability and human security. T...
  3. Addressing Environmental Risks in Central Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    While the linkages between environment and security are broadly acknowledged and recognized, much work remains to be done on understanding the nature of the causes and direction of the effects. Without such an understanding, policy responses will ...
  4. Environment and Security: Transforming Risks into Cooperation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
     This assessment has been produced upon the request the countries of the Ferghana Valley - Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and has widely benefitted from their inputs.  It shows how the environment and security initiative has helpe...
  5. The Glaciers of Central Asia: A Disappearing Resource

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 6, 2012
    Central Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. An arid climate, combined with a history of environmental mismanagement and limited climate-related disaster risk mitigation strategies, have created a region that is ...
  6. Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    In response to client demand and recognizing the importance of addressing urban adaptation and major vulnerabilities of Asian coastal cities, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Japan InternationalCooperation Agency (JICA), and the World Bank ag...
  7. Women at The Frontline of Climate Change: Gender Risks and Hopes

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    Women experience acute and differential impacts given the accelerated pace of climate change. These impacts exacerbate existing inequities in socially constructed gender roles, responsibilities, perceptions and skewed power relations that tend to ...
  8. We know what we need: South Asian women speak out on climate change adaptation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    There is little evidence of specific efforts to target women in adaptation activities funded as part of bilateral and multilateral programmes. Moreover, despite their disproportionate burden, the voices of poor women are seldom heard in UN negotia...
  9. Climate Change and Tourism in Fiji: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    This 2004 report is the result of several surveys undertaken to assess Fiji's vulnerability to climate change impacts in its leading tourism sector, including analysis of climate change threats and mitigation as well as adaptation responses and ...
  10. Viet Nam Assessment Report on Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), has in collaboration with national and international experts, been primarily responsible for prepa...