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 Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Livestock Sector of Mongolia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    its economy and natural systems. The objective of the project was to assess Potential Impacts of and V&A to Climate Change of Livestock in Mongolia. Different kind of approaches such as analytical analysis existing long-term plant dynamics, an...
  2. Watershed Management: A Sustainable Strategy for Augmenting Water Resources and Mitigating Climate Changes

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    This paper describes a strategy for improved watershed management in India to mitigate the likely damaging impacts of climate change on water resources.
  3. Can forest watershed management mitigate climate change effects on water resources?

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Long-term hydrology and climate data from United States Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges (EFR) provide critical information on the interactions among climate, streamflow, and forest management practices. We examined the relationships...
  4. Biodiversity Assessment for Central Asia: Regional Overview

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    From April to July 2000, a team of biodiversity experts conducted a regional biodiversity assessment in the Central Asian Republic. This assessment was funded by USAID’s Regional Mission to the Central Asian Republics in Almaty under a contract ...
  5. Assessing climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability: The case of the Pantabangan-Carranglan Watershed

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Climate change is one of the defining issues of the day. While scientists are almost one in pointing out the dangers of climate change, global response is still fragmented.The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate risks b...
  6. Climate Change and Forest Ecosystems in the Philippines: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 19, 2012
    Climate change and Philippine forests are directly linked to each other. Changes in climate are affecting the forests and its ability to deliver its environmental services. In the same manner, degradation of the forest resources results to emissio...
  7. Disaster risk, livelihoods and natural barriers, strengthening decision-making tools for disaster risk reduction: a case study from Northern Pakistan

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 24, 2012
    The goal of this interdisciplinary study is to better understand the land use factors that increase vulnerability of mountain areas in northern Pakistan. The study will identify and analyse the damages and losses caused by the October 2005 earthqu...
  8. Natural Resource Management: approaches and technologies in Nepal

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    NEPCAT - Nepal Conservation Approaches and Technologies Fact Sheets, descriptionsa of appropriate tecjhnologies and best practices, especially oriented towards sustainable agriculture.
  9. Mapping Vulnerability to Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    This paper develops a methodology for regional disaggregated estimation and mapping of the areas that are ex-ante the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and variability and applies it to Tajikistan, a mountainous country highly vulne...
  10. Community Perceptions on Climate Change in Shigar Valley, Pakistan

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    The Northern Areas of Pakistan, recently named Gilgit-Baltistan, represent a landscape of immense natural beauty and wealth. It is also an ecologically fragile region and its remoteness has contributedto its underdevelopment. As with other high al...