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).

Search Results

  1. Climate Change — The Anatomy of A Silent Crisis

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    Climate change threatens sustainable development and all eight Millennium Development Goals. The international community agreed at the beginning of the new millennium to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty by 2015. Yet, today, climate change is a...
  2. Migratory Species and Climate Change: Impacts of a Changing Environment on Wild Animals

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    The impacts of a steadily changing climate, such as rising global average temperatures and increases in frequency and severity of extreme events, droughts and floods, are already affecting human well-being, biodiversity and ecosystems, economies a...
  3. Weathering Uncertainty Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    Indigenous knowledge was acknowledged in the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as ‘an invaluable basis for developing adaptation and natural resource management strategies in response to envir...
  4. Asia-Pacific Regional Climate Change Adaptation Assessment

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    The objective of the assessment is to provide an objective, up-to-date, and comprehensive regional analysis summarized in a report which assesses the climate change adaptation needs of the Asia-Pacific region. This report will be used to inform th...
  5. Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change: Vietnam Country Study

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) study aims to support countries to understand the risks posed by climate change and to design better strategies to adapt to climate change. In doing so, a key objective of the study is to help d...
  6. Thailand's National Capacity Self-Assessment: Cross-cutting Capacity for the Rio Conventions

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 9, 2012
    The National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) is a country driven process for enabling integration of capacity development recommendations in the broader context of sustainable development. The primary goal of the NCSA process is to identify nation...
  7. Community-based Mangrove Reforestation and Management in Da Loc, Vietnam

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 18, 2012
    The commune of Da Loc in Vietnam was badly hit by Typhoon Damrey in 2005, which destroyed protective sea dikes and caused major flooding to its coastal villages. These floods caused large areas of agricultural land to become saline, seriously re...
  8. Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Rising sea levels in the foreseeable future present new challenges now for coastal land use planning. Local governments, which bear the largest responsibility for coastal planning, long have struggled with balancing strong demand for increasing de...
  9. An Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability in Watershed Areas and Communities in Southeast Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Watersheds are critical to economic development and environmental protection in Southeast Asia, and are likely to be affected by future climate change. This project assessed the impacts of climate change and associated land use and cover change on...
  10. Vulnerability to Climate Change Related Water Resource Changes and Extreme Hydrological Events in Southeast Asia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    This research studied the impact of climate change on hydrological condition and rain-fed agriculture in Southeast Asia with focus on the lower Mekong River basin as well as assessed vulnerability and adaptation of rain-fed farmers to climate chan...