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. Mountain Biodiversity and Global Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Jun 6, 2014
    Global examination of the impact on mountain ecosystems, keystone species and other elements from climate change.  A collection of monographs.
  2. Mountains and Climate Change- From Understanding to Action

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Jun 6, 2014
    Published by Geographica Bernensia with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and an international team of contributors. Bern. Mountains provide freshwater to half of the world’s population and are home to half o...
  3. High-altitude rangelands and their interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Jun 6, 2014
    It contains a collection of papers and scholarly articles by ecologists, natural resource managers, and other professionals working on the high-altitude rangelands of the HKH region. It is divided into four sections. The first section focuses on a...
  4. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security

    Posted by Site Admin | Nov 1, 2012
    The glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region are among the largest and most spectacular in the world. Although there is some scientific knowledge and information about the state of the glaciers of the HKH region, with implications for fut...
  5. Framework for Community-Based Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment in Mountain Areas

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    People living in mountain ecosystems in the developing world are particularly vulnerable to climate change as a result of their high dependence on natural resources for their livelihoods, comparatively higher exposure to extreme events, and widesp...
  6. Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: The State of Current Knowledge

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is one of the most ecologically sensitive and fragile areas in the world. In all likelihood, the effects of climate change will become evident here first and with the greatest intensity. This report synthesise...
  7. Role of Policy and Institutions in Local Adaptation to Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    Climate change impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are particularly severe owing to the large amount of the population depending on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture. This publication is a result of ICIMOD's collaborat...
  8. Towards Developing the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    This publication gives a brief overview of the regional consultation facilitated by ICIMOD and the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar, to improve collaboration between China, India, and Myanmar in the Brahmaputra-Salween ...
  9. Climate Change Plans and Infrastructure in Asian Cities: A Survey of Plans and Priorities

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) supported by the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), conducted a survey focusing on the following three main que...
  10. Existing Local and National Available Financing Instruments for Mitigation Measures in Indonesia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Oct 25, 2012
    In a developing country such as Indonesia, development budget is limited and the bureaucracy is not effective (BAPPENAS, 2010) although the very essence of fiscal balance is the freedom for cities/district to spend their budget based on their spec...