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 Adaptation and Mitigation in the Food and Agricultural Sector

    Posted by Site Admin | Jul 13, 2012
    2008 FAO Special Expert Report on expected impacts and vulnerabilities to climate change in the food and agriculture sector. Also discussed are approaches to adaptation planning and mitigation.  This report could provide useful input into thi...
  2. Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities

    Posted by Site Admin | Jul 13, 2012
    2011 World Bank guide on climate change adaptation in cities.  The guide discusses approaches to adaptation planning in cities, including issues such as climate resilient infrastructure, awareness and public education, public participation, i...
  3. Disaster Management and Climate Change in India

    Posted by Site Admin | Sep 18, 2012
    For decades disaster management in India remained an issue of providing relief and rehabilitation assistance to people affected by natural disasters. Successive disasters and global movements for disaster reduction since the nineties have triggere...
  4. State of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation in Selected Pacific Island Nations

    Posted by Site Admin | Sep 18, 2012
    This study was an AREFS task order desktop and interviews study describing the current status of climate change vulnerabilities in selected Pacific Island nations (those that will be opart of the new USAID regional Mission for the Pacific) as well...
  5. 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...
  6. Biodiversity, Gender and Climate Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 2, 2012
    Exposing and understanding the gender-differentiated biodiversity practices and knowledge of women and men enhances biodiversity conservation. Many case studies from around the worldhave demonstrated that in empowering women and vulnerable groups ...
  7. Adapting to Climate Variability and Change

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 2, 2012
    Sub-titled A GUIDANCE MANUAL FOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, this document is the original USAID guidance on undertaking vulnerability assessmenbts and adaptation planning in the context of development assistance projects.  The document includes ho...
  8. WIild Life Issues in Mongolia

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 2, 2012
    Authors: Onon Yo, Odonchimeg N, and Batnasan NWWF Mongolia Programme OfficeE-mail: mpo-species@wwf.mnMongolia is divided into six basic natural zones, differing in climate, landscape, soil, flora and fauna. The Mongolian Altai-Sayan – one of the...
  9. Perception Survey on “Level of Knowledge and Awareness on Climate Change and itsImpact on Agriculture and Water Resources

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 2, 2012
    Save Cambodia’s Wildlife (SCW) conducted a baseline study in Tuek Krahorm commune, Choam Khsant district, Preah Vihear province and in Bos Leave commune, Chitrborei district, Kratie province. In the field survey, there were 108 respondents (62 p...
  10. Reducing Climate Change-Induced Risks andVulnerabilities From Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Punakha-Wangdi and Chamkhar Valleys

    Posted by Jim Tarrant | Aug 3, 2012
    The most significant impact of climate change in Bhutan is the formation of supra-glacial lakes due to the accelerated retreat of glaciers with increasing temperatures. The risk of potential disasters inflicted by Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GL...