Guidance for M&E of community-based adaptation

A new book chapter outlines M&E of community-based adaptation. The chapter presents results from the 9th Community-based Adaptation conference (CBA9) in Nairobi. Entitled Key considerations for monitoring and evaluation of community-based Adaptationit:

  • Introduces four considerations for the development of an adaptation M&E system (purpose, content, target audience, capacities & resources)
  • Discusses principles, frameworks and trade-offs for M&E of CBA
  • Recommends a theory of change approach such as GIZ’s “Adaptation made to measure
  • Outlines how M&E of CBA can be linked to national Adaptation M&E systems

The chapter offers an introduction for practitioners working at the community level who are interested in advancing their knowledge about Monitoring & Evaluation. It also serves as background reading for GIZ’s adaptation M&E training course. Authored by Timo Leiter from the project “Effective Adaptation Finance (M&E Adapt)” funded by BMZ, the chapter is part of the book “Enhancing adaptation to climate change in developing countries” published by the African Centre for Technology Studies Press.  

NAP-GN webinar: “Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process”

This webinar, which took place on the 14th June 2017, explores how countries are developing national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for adaptation in context of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Results of a survey of country needs and experiences regarding M&E from the NAP Global Network are presented along with the country example of  South Africa’s national adaptation M&E system.

You can watch the recording and view the presentations online at the NAP Global Network website.

NAP Global Network’s webinar series

The webinar series will deal with different topics related to the national adaptation plan (NAP) process, insights from the Network’s activities, as well as specific country experiences.

Sector Integration in the NAP Process
A NAP Global Network Webinar Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 | 10am-11am EST (3pm-4pm GMT)

Agenda:

– Introduction to the NAP Global Network and Webinar Series
– A Spectrum of Approaches to Sector Integration (Hayley Price-Kelly, NAP Global Network Secretariat)
– The Case of Jamaica: A hybrid approach to sector integration (Dr. Orville Grey, Jamaica’s Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation)
– Q&A
– Next steps and closing

Please register here.

For further information please contact the Network’s Secretariat (info@napglobalnetwork.org).

Evidence of EbA measures: Webinars in collaboration with UNEP-REGATTA/Practical Solutions

Why is it relevant to have evidence on the effectiveness of EbA, how to generate this evidence and communicate it to the target groups?

We are delighted to invite you to our webinar series on “Evidence of the effectiveness of Ecosystem-based Adaptation” in collaboration with the EbA Community of Practice of UNEP-REGATTA, managed by Practical Solutions.

The invitation for the online discussion and first webinar on 2nd March 9.00 – 11.00 am (Lima, Bogotá, Quito) is now available here.

Discussion series on EbA-relevant tools and methods: Outcome paper and further sources now online

We need effective and field-proven tools and methods to support adaptive management and decision-making and consider EbA measures within an overall adaptation strategy. From September-November 2016, the online discussion series of the International EbA Community of Practice centered around three key questions:

1) Which EbA-relevant tools exist already and have been used successfully at different stages of the mainstreaming cycle?

2) How to adopt existing tools to an EbA context?

3) How to make these tools available to a broader audience?

In addition to the webinar recordings, an outcome paper on EbA-relevant tools and methods and a list of further sources is now available here.

Sharing success in Ecosystem-based Adaptation – EbA Solution Portal now online

What if we could learn from each other’s success? The EbA Solution Portal fosters sharing of field-proven knowledge and experience on Ecosystem-based Adaptation in different regions and ecosystems around the globe. It shows that inspiring and replicable solutions can be found everywhere on this planet and that EbA or “green solutions” are a state-of-the-art-reply to climate change impacts and deliver a multitude of benefits for societies, economies and environment.

This new global exchange platform under the PANORAMA initiative was officially launched at CBD CoP 13 in Cancún. Now the portal is open to connect practitioners and decision makers and to solution providers from all countries, sectors and levels to share their stories.

Webinar invitation: “Identifying and prioritizing EbA Options”

The 3rd webinar Identifying and prioritizing EbA Options within the discussion series on EbA-relevant Tools & Methods will take place on November 24th, 4.00-5.30 h pm CEST.

Agenda

Community NEWS:

  • UNFCCC CoP 22: Side Event on sectoral NDC implementation
  • Habitat III: Financial instruments for urban EbA

Main thematic Input:

  • Tool to identify and prioritize Adaptation Options: Process of integrating EbA
  • Experiences from applying the prioritization tool in Colombia

We look foward to seeing you online! Please click here to enter the webinar room.

The EbA webinar recordings are available here.

NEW Publication: Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning – Assessing Capacity for Implementing NDCs

The Stocktaking for National Adaptation Planning (SNAP) tool was developed by GIZ to assess, enhance, and monitor a country’s capacity for adaptation planning. This publication showcases the utility and use of the tool and highlights results from its application in various geographical terrains on national and subnational scale. The SNAP tool is one of the most widely used tools in GIZ’s armoury of support instruments for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

Target group are NAP focal points, technical support units for NAP, donor agencies, organisations supporting NAP planning, and the wider public interested in the NAP process.

The publication can be downloaded here in English.

New section on Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA)

Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is a nature-based solution to increase people’s resilience in the face of climate change. A new section on EbA is now available on AdaptationCommunity.net. To support decision-makers at international, national and local level to mainstream (ecosystem-based) adaptation into policy and planning processes, practical tools and examples are provided. More details and materials can be found here

NEW: Vulnerability Sourcebook now available in French & Spanish

With the Vulnerability Sourcebook the GIZ has developed a very useful tool to enhance adaptation to climate change. This practitioner’s manual offers a step-by-step approach to conduct vulnerability assessments and monitor and evaluate changes of vulnerability over time. It can be applied from the local to the national level and to a broad range of sectors – as successfully done in Burundi, Mozambique, Bolivia and Pakistan. Besides that it is a very useful tool for further implementation of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process.

Download the Vulnerability Sourcebook now in French or Spanish from this website.

The publication contains eight modules, which provide detailed guidance on how to conduct a vulnerability assessment. They cover the preparation phase, the development of impact chains, the selection of indicators, how to gather the necessary data, how to process this data for vulnerability assessments, and how to present the findings. Furthermore, the Vulnerability Sourcebook highlights how practitioners can use vulnerability assessments for monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

NEW: National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process country-level training

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process country-level training has been developed jointly by GIZ, the NAP GSP, UNDP, UNITAR and UNEP. It is supposed to assist multiple sectors at the country-level and constitutes the basis for a country upon which to strategize, steer and manage its NAP process. The overall aim of the training is to build capacities for the integration of a variety of sectors into the NAP process as well as to include adaptation to climate change into a country’s political- and budget planning.

Thus, the participants of the training work towards a common understanding of what NAP means for their country, which indicates that the training is tailored to the requirements of the group of participants and the country context. 

For further and more detailed information on how the training is conducted in particular, please visit the NAP country-level training section in our knowledge base.

General information on National Adaptation Planning can be accessed here.

Side Event: Monitoring & Reporting Adaptation: learning from pioneering countries

Tuesday, 9 June, 3:15 – 4:45 pm, Bundeskunsthalle (German Art Gallery)

How can countries track and report on their adaptation progress at national level? What is the purpose of national adaptation monitoring and reporting and what does it look like in practice? How can it support learning and decision making? At the Side Event, pioneering countries will present their approach followed by an interactive fishbowl discussion with the audience.

This Side Event at the UN Climate Change Conference (SB42) is organized by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Speakers include:

  • Christina Chan, Adaptation Committee
  • Helena Gaddi, Climate Change Commission, the Philippines
  • Gottfried von Gemmingen, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Susanne Hempen, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
  • Vhalinavho Khavhagali, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Location: Bundeskunsthalle (German Art Gallery) which is located directly at the subway station “Heussallee/Museumsstraße” close World Conference Center Bonn. A map is included in the Side Event Flyer

Presentations from the Side Event can be downloaded here. If you have any questions please contact Timo.Leiter@giz.de

NEW: NAP Align – Aligning NAP with development and budget planning

NAP Align is an analysis tool designed to help countries align their national adaptation plan (NAP) processes with their overall national development goals, as well as budgets. It forms a supplement to the NAP technical guidelines developed by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (UNFCCC) and provides further details of several steps outlined in the NAP technical guidelines. NAP Align highlights the importance of taking both the planning procedures and the budgeting framework of the country into consideration in the earliest stages of the NAP process.

NAP Align is targeted at various practitioners involved in the NAP process, including NAP multisectoral coordination committees, task forces and working groups. It assists them in analysing the individual country’s development planning and budgeting processes to find entry points for the alignment of NAP. It also describes the links between planning and budgeting cycles, particularly those regarded as central to adaptation planning.

The analysis comprises a set of questions which cover the following topics: development planning, donor coordination structures, financial and budget planning, financing climate change adaptation, medium term expenditure frameworks, and the budget cycle.

Find the full publication here.

WEBINAIRE: Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique

Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique

La GIZ et l’Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) vous invitent au webinaire sur Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique. C’est le deuxième webinaire d’une série de quatre qui vont avoir lieu entre Septembre et Décembre 2014 traitant des différents sujets en relation avec la préparation pour des financements climatiques.

Le webinaire sur Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique aura lieu mardi le 7 octobre de 14.00 à 15.30 (CET)*. Pour participer, veuillez-vous inscrire via ce lien.

Le webinaire présente:

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Appuyer un modèle: le Rôle des Fonds Nationaux Climat
  • 3. L’expérience du Mali avec l’établissement d’un fonds national pour le climat
  • 4. Discussion et échanges entre les participants

Ce webinaire est disponible en français seulement.

Exigences techniques:

Veuillez-vous assurer que le logiciel Java 6 est bien installé/activé sur votre navigateur et utiliser un casque à écouteurs. Pour vous assurer que votre système corresponde à toutes les exigences techniques, procédez à une vérification du système. Nous vous prions de tester bien en avance l’accès au système.

Au plaisir de vous accueillir prochainement!

*Fuseau horaire:
Algérie 14:00 – 15:30h
Allemagne 15:00 – 16:30h
Benin 14 :00 – 15:30h
Burkina Faso 13:00 – 14 :30h
Burundi 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Cameroun 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Cap-Vert 12 :00 – 13 :30h
Comores 16 :00 – 17 :30h
Congo 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Cote d’Ivoire 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Djibouti 16 :00 – 17 :30h
Gabon 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Guinée 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Guinée Bissau 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Guinée équatoriale 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Libye 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Madagascar 16 :00 – 17 :30h
Mali 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Maroc 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Maurice 17 :00 – 18 :30h
Mauritanie 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Mozambique 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Niger 14 :00 – 15 :30h
République Centrafricaine 14 :00 – 15 :30h
République démocratique du Congo 14:00 – 15 :30h
Rwanda 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Sénégal 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Seychelles 17 :00 – 18 :30h
Tchad 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Togo 13:00 – 14 :30h
Tunisie 14:00 – 15:30h

 

The national funds for climate financing

The GIZ and the Observatory of the Sahara and the Sahel (OSS) are pleased to invite you to the webinar on The national funds for climate financing. It is the second of a series of four webinars that will take place between September and December 2014, covering various topics related to Climate Finance Readiness.

The webinar on the structure of climate finance will be held on Tuesday, the 7th of October, from 14:00 to 15.30 (CET)*. To participate, please register via this link.

The webinar presents:

  • Introduction
  • Support a model: the role of national climate funds
  • The experience of Mali with establishing a national climate fund
  • Discussion and exchange between participants

The webinar will be held in French.

Technical requirements:

Please use a headset and make sure that Java 6 software is installed/enabled on your browser. To make sure your system meets all technical requirements, perform a system check. Please test well in advance your access to the system.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

*Time zones:
Algeria 14:00 –   15:30h
Germany 15:00 –   16:30h
Benin 14 :00   – 15:30h
Burkina   Faso 13:00 –   14 :30h
Burundi 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Cameroon 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Cape   Verde 12 :00   – 13 :30h
Comoros 16 :00   – 17 :30h
Congo 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Cote   d’Ivoire 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Djibouti 16 :00   – 17 :30h
Gabon 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Guinea 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Guinea   Bissau 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Equatorial   Guinea 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Libya 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Madagascar 16 :00   – 17 :30h
Mali 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Morocco 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Maurice 17 :00   – 18 :30h
Mauritania 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Mozambique 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Niger 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Central   African Republic 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Democratic   Republic of Congo 14:00 –   15 :30h
Rwanda 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Senegal 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Seychelles 17 :00   – 18 :30h
Chad 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Togo 13:00 –   14 :30h
Tunisia 14:00 –   15:30h

 

WEBINAIRE – Architecture du financement climatique mondial et en Afrique (WEBINAR – Structure of climate finance: globally and in Africa)

Update: The recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

Architecture du financement climatique mondial et en Afrique

La GIZ et l’Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) vous invitent au webinaire sur l’architecture du financement climatique mondial et en Afrique. C’est le premier webinaire d’une série de quatre qui vont avoir lieu entre Septembre et Décembre 2014 traitant des différents sujets en relation avec la préparation pour des financements climatiques.

Le webinaire sur l’architecture du financement climatique aura lieu mercredi le 17 Septembre de 14.00 à 15.30 (CET)*. Pour participer, veuillez-vous inscrire via ce lien.

Le webinaire présente:

  • Introduction
  • L’architecture du financement climatique mondial
  • Le financement climatique en Afrique
  • Discussion et échanges entre les participants

Ce webinaire est disponible en français seulement.

Exigences techniques: Veuillez-vous assurer que le logiciel Java 6 est bien installé/activé sur votre navigateur et utiliser un casque à écouteurs. Pour vous assurer que votre système corresponde à toutes les exigences techniques, procédez à une vérification du système. Nous vous prions de tester bien en avance l’accès au système.

Au plaisir de vous accueillir prochainement!

*Fuseau horaire:
Burkina   Faso 13:00   – 14:30h
Mali 13:00   – 14:30h
Maroc 13:00   – 14:30h
Mauritanie 13:00   – 14:30h
Sénégal 13:00   – 14:30h
Algérie 14:00   – 15:30h
Allemagne 14:00   – 15:30h
Benin 14:00   – 15:30h
Niger 14:00   – 15:30h
Tchad 14:00   – 15:30h
Tunisie 14:00   – 15:30h
Jordanie 15:00   – 16:30h
Libye 15:00   – 16:30h

 

Structure of climate finance: globally and in Africa

The GIZ and the Observatory of the Sahara and the Sahel (OSS) are pleased to invite you to the webinar on the structure of climate finance: globally and in Africa. It is the first of a series of four webinars that will take place between September and December 2014, covering various topics related to Climate Finance Readiness.

The webinar on the structure of climate finance will be held on Wednesday, the 17th of September, from 14:00 to 15.30 (CET)*. To participate, please register via this link.

The webinar presents:

  • Introduction
  • The structure of climate financing globally
  • The structure of climate financing in Africa
  • Discussion and exchange between participants

The webinar will be held in French.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and make sure that Java 6 software is installed/enabled in your browser. To make sure your system meets all technical requirements, perform a system check. Please test well in advance your access to the system.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

*Time zone:
Burkina Faso 13:00 – 14:30h
Mali 13:00 – 14:30h
Morocco 13:00 – 14:30h
Mauritania 13:00 – 14:30h
Senegal 13:00 – 14:30h
Algeria 14:00 – 15:30h
Germany 14:00 – 15:30h
Benin 14:00 – 15:30h
Niger 14:00 – 15:30h
Chad 14:00 – 15:30h
Tunisia 14:00 – 15:30h
Jordan 15:00 – 16:30h
Libya 15:00 – 16:30h

 

The Vulnerability Sourcebook

Climate change adaptation creates a significant reduction of vulnerability towards current and future climate change impacts; hence a good understanding of local vulnerabilities, the implementation of appropriate adaptation measures and the continuous review of their effectiveness are of importance. The GIZ has developed several approaches and tools to enhance adaptation to climate change among which the relatively new tool: the Vulnerability Sourcebook. This tool, among other purposes, is very useful for further implementation of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process.

The Vulnerability Sourcebook offers practitioners a step-by-step approach to conduct vulnerability assessments and monitor and evaluate changes of vulnerability over time. It can be applied from the local to the national level and to a broad range of sectors.

The Vulnerability Sourcebook contains 8 modules, which provide detailed guidance on how to conduct a vulnerability assessment. They cover the preparation phase, the development of impact chains, the selection of indicators, how to gather the necessary data, how to process this data for vulnerability assessments, and how to present the findings. Furthermore, the Vulnerability Sourcebook highlights how practitioners can use vulnerability assessments for monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

In practice: Tracking adaptation success using the Vulnerability Sourcebook in Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the four countries where the Vulnerability Sourcebook has been piloted. Within the context of the German-Bolivian agricultural development programme PROAGRO, a vulnerability assessment was carried out in the Andean community of Chullcu Mayu. Using the approach of the Vulnerability Sourcebook, it was analysed to what extent vulnerability of smallholder farmers to climate impacts had been reduced by improving the community’s irrigation systems.

Read more about the application of the Vulnerability Sourcebook in Bolivia.

New factsheet: Overview of GIZ’s NAP support

At the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Durban (COP 17) in 2011, bilateral and multilateral agencies were invited to support the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process and to establish support programmes for developing countries. In providing such support it is important to recognise the flexible and country-driven nature of the NAP process. Following this trajectory, a number of NAP support activities have been established that assist countries in identifying their individual NAP framework.

GIZ, for instance, applies a mix of existing and newly developed tools and management approaches to facilitate the NAP process in its partner countries. A factsheet has been prepared to provide an overview of GIZ’s NAP support. This factsheet is now available in the Mainstreaming & NAP section of our knowledge base.

Side event on M&E of adaptation at SB40: 10th June 2014

Last Tuesday, 10th June, GIZ and IIED hosted a side event on “Measuring and reporting effective adaptation: challenges, approaches and ways forward“ at the UNFCCC SB40 in Bonn, Germany.

More information and background material can be found in the Knowledge section.

GIZ Side event Measuring adaptation - the panelists

Christoph Feldkötter, GIZ (left); Susanne Schwan, GIZ; Susannah Fisher, iied; Nguyen Huong Thuy Phan, Mekong River Commission; Irene Karani, LTS Africa; Gottfried von Gemmingen, BMZ.

WEBINAR: Insights into National Adaptation Planning on 26th May 10:30 am

Update: The recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

We are pleased to invite you to the webinar “Insights into National Adaptation Planning” which will take place on 26th May, from 10:30 am to 12 noon (CEST). It is the first session of a series of webinars for stimulating the technical discussion on the NAP process with a wider audience and in addition to the existing international conferences.

The webinar presents:

  • Welcome and opening
  • Background on the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process
  • Experiences on national adaptation planning in Norway
  • German NAP support: tools and experiences from application

The presentations are followed by a detailed Q&A session. The webinar will be held in English.

To participate, please click Access Webinar, enter your name, your email-address and click “Join webinar”.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check.

This webinar is the first event in the new public Discussion Series on the NAP process organized by the Climate Protection Programme for Developing Countries implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Webinar: Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia, 30 April

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are pleased to invite you to a new webinar that follows up on the 2013 discussion series on Climate Information & Services:

Webinar: “Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lessons learnt

Date: 30 April 2014, 10 am – 11:30 am CEST (UTC+2), originally 9 April 2014

The 2013 discussion series included an overview of the “experiences with building up the national climate change information system of the national Met service in Indonesia” from a cooperation between GIZ and the Indonesian Weather, Climate and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Now, the system has been further developed and will soon be launched and handed over by GIZ to the Climatology Department of the BMKG.

See what is different to other Climate Information Services and what has been done to get there! The webinar will demonstrate lessons learnt in Indonesia and a potential blueprint for other countries that require more detailed knowledge for improved adaptation planning.

For recordings of the previous webinars in the discussion series, please visit the Exchange section.

To participate, click Webinar Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lessons learnt, enter your name, your email-address and click “Join webinar”.

The respective times in different time zones are:If you need to convert the time of the webinar to your time zone, please visit here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. If you should encounter problems, please contact support-gc21@giz.de a few days before the webinar takes place.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

New Factsheets: Climate Impacts on Agricultural Crops

In order to support focused adaptation efforts in agriculture, GIZ commissioned a detailed study about how different crops are affected by climate change. Impacts do not only depend on the type of crop and its location, but also vary during a plant’s stages of growth. In addition, different aspects of climate change can have different adverse, but also beneficial effects. Detailed knowledge can help make the right decisions.

Fact sheets are now available for download for each of the studied crops – rice, maize, coffee, and sorghum and millet. They will give you an overview about how complex the effects of climate change can be. The full study, which is forthcoming, will elaborate on the effects and their consequences in more detail.

Adaptation Training in South Africa

Another instalment of the Training Course for Integrating Adaptation into Development Planning was conducted in South Africa from 13 to 16 January, and very well received. 26 participants studied an extended version of the basic training, covering topics such as assessing vulnerability, identifying adaptation options, and selecting adaptation measures. The course also included an exchange of personal experiences and an introduction to monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

More details about the content and reception of the course can be found in the training documentation. Modules on several other adaptation-related topics are available. Details and materials can be found in the Knowledge section. Consult the Training Cookbook for instructions on how to design training courses tailored to your audience and needs, or head to the Exchange section for reports from other trainings conducted in the past.

Revised Study on Economic Approaches for Assessing CCA Options

Adaptation practitioners often need to quantify costs, benefits, and avoided losses to inform their decisions on adaptation strategies. The study “Economic Approaches for Assessing Cimate Change Adaptation Options”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), presents two economic methods which can be used in assessing vulnerability as well as selecting adaptation measures: a basic cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and a more sophisticated Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA). It has now been updated to cover the controversial issue of discounting more thoroughly.

Like before, two Excel tools for applying CBA and MCA are provided. Both approaches have been piloted by AdaptationCommunity.net’s partners in Mexico (Method Briefs on CBA and MCA are available on the website). And for yet another different take on quantifying the costs and benefits of CCA options, see the “Saved Health, Saved Wealth” approach which aims to avoid the problem of monetarising human life.

Planning Process Analysis, a tool for NAP integration

The “Planning Process Analysis” tool has been developed by GIZ to support the UNFCCC National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process in Least Developed Countries. The tool was piloted in Mauritania in October 2013 in cooperation with the Programme de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (ProGRN), which GIZ is implementing on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The tool provides practical guidance for analysing national development and budgeting planning processes and assists in identifying strategic entry points for NAP. Stakeholders are interviewed with regard to formal and informal procedures of the country’s budgeting system. Using the identified entry points, adaptation can be placed on the national agenda as an intersectoral issue, therefore facilitating the integration of NAP into the different development and budgeting planning cycles. Furthermore, the tool outlines links between planning and budgeting processes in order to ensure that the adaptation plan is implemented in the medium and long term.

For further information, see the Mainstreaming and NAP section of AdaptationCommunity.net

Togo: Kick-off workshop of GIZ’s support activities for National Adaptation Planning (NAP)

In December 2013, more than 40 stakeholders from the public sector and the civil society assisted in the kick-off workshop for a new NAP support activity by GIZ and the Togolese Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources in Lomé, Togo. The objective of the measure is to improve the preconditions for effective medium and long-term national adaptation planning in Togo through capacity development, knowledge brokerage, and technical advisory, particularly focusing on strategy development.

During the workshop, the existing guidance on NAP by UNFCCC as well as GIZ’s approaches for supporting the process were presented. The Togolese UNFCCC focal point presented current climatic conditions and projected climate change impacts for Togo as well as first experiences with adaptation planning at various levels. The participants highlighted a need for capacity development on NAP and the participation of all key stakeholders in the process. In the afternoon session, specific know-how needs as well as relevant stakeholders were identified in working groups. Based on these consultations, an operational plan for the upcoming 18 months was developed.

For more information, visit the Mainstreaming and NAP section of the knowledge base.

A Cookbook for Tailor-Made Training Courses on Adaptation

Happy new year to all members and readers of AdaptationCommunity.net! For all of you who are interested in education and training about adaptation, the “cookbook” for customising the training course on integrating climate change adaptation into development planning has been finished and is now available in English, with Spanish and French translations in the works.

“Tailor made training courses on climate change adaptation”, as it is called in full, explains in detail how the CCA integration training can be customised to address different needs in learning about adaptation. The cookbook covers all the basic course formats, including the training of trainers and multipliers, as well as new modules on monitoring and evaluation, which are currently being field-tested in South Africa and will be published later this month.

See also a method brief from India, where a customised climate change adaptation training has been conducted in 2013.

Final version of CIFOR study on climate impact chains in coastal areas

CIFOR’s study on climate change impact chains in coastal areas, funded by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), was presented already in two webinars this year. The final report has been finished just in time for the holidays and is now available for download on AdaptationCommunity.net. In the study, you can read how five different stressors may create hazards and affect the vulnerability of coastal ecosystems: ocean acidification, ocean warming, precipitation, sea-level rise, and tropical storms.

Of course the study points out a vast body of academic literature that can be used to inform planners in even more detail. Abstracts and methods are provided in an extensive annex. For practical use, it is also accompanied by two short policy briefs: one about the potential of ecosystem-based adaptation strategies in Indonesia and the Philippines, and another one giving a quick overview of the impact chains for those who are short on time.

This fair amount of reading should keep you busy for the next two weeks, when this website will be a bit quieter due to the Christmas holidays. For those of you who celebrate it, AdaptationCommunity.net wishes you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year to you all!

Animated adaptation film now available in eleven languages

Our animated film “We know enough about climate change” explains the basics of climate change and how mitigation as well as adaptation will be necessary in the future. This week we added three new translations to the eight that had been available already. On GIZ’s YouTube channel, the film is now available in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. Another recent addition is the Mongolian language version, which viewers might have already noticed.

Webinar on new developments in monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

On Tuesday, 10 December, the last webinar of 2013 will give an update on adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E). Come, listen and join the discussion! To participate, click on the link, enter your e-mail address and choose “attend in browser”.

Date: 10 December, 3 pm – 4:30 pm CET

Two guest speakers will share their expertise. First, Ms Christina Chan, Vice-Chair of the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Committee, will speak about results and insights from the Adaptation Committee’s workshop on M&E, conducted in September in Fiji, where progress indicators for adaptation were discussed.

Furthermore, Anne Hammill of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will present the first systematic overview and assessment of national adaptation M&E efforts, published jointly by GIZ and IISD (available online at AdaptationCommunity.net). The webinar will discuss current trends, good practice examples and a repository of adaptation indicators at the national level.

As always, the presentations will be followed by a detailed Q&A session.

COP19 Side Event with the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group

At the 19th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in Warsaw this month, GIZ-IMACC co-hosted a side event with the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group. The discussion covered an important topic: How can we make use of the growing amount of climate information and knowledge websites that are available?

There is a risk that the growing number of different information services might confuse people who need to understand the impacts of climate change rather than informing their decisions. Find out more about the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group in our article and watch a video recording of the debate.

New Method Brief: Vulnerability Assessment in Madagascar

Our colleagues in Madagascar have prepared a new method brief about a vulnerability assessment they conducted in the Boeny region of north-western Madagascar. An integrated approach was used, combining a desk study of climate and economic data with a field study that took the knowledge and perceptions of local stakeholders into account.

In addition to the study, the impacts of climate change were discussed in a workshop in order to paint a better picture of vulnerabilities and adaptation needs. In this way, the approach can help focus resources on the most important adaptation needs and minimise the risk for maladaptation. The method brief is now available in the Vulnerability Assessment section of our knowledge base.

New Section on National Adaptation Planning (NAPs)

Successful adaptation needs long-term planning. AdaptationCommunity.net now devotes a new section to the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process which was devised at the COP16 in Cancún. NAPs are meant to complement short-term adaptation projects by building long-term adaptive capacity, and can be a powerful tool to guide the process of adaptation.

AdaptationCommunity’s section on NAPs provides an overview of the UNFCCC’s NAP support structure and links to more detailed planning guidelines. It also outlines the different tools and materials offered by GIZ that help adaptation planners define and implement strategic adaptation needs and goals.

New version of the Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform

A new page on AdaptationCommunity.net is dedicated to our partner project, the Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform (ci:grasp in short). It describes in more detail how ci:grasp can provide knowledge about the impacts of climate change to adaptation practitioners and support them in their decisions and planning.

The updated version of ci:grasp has been made available at http://pik-potsdam.de/cigrasp-2/. ci:grasp was developed by the Potsdom Institute for Climate Impact Research (German abbreviation PIK).

Webinar: Climate Change Impact Chains in Coastal Areas on 1 and 2 October

The discussion series on Climate Change Impact Chains in Coastal Areas will continue with a second webinar beginning of October. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will join us to present their latest knowledge about climate change impacts in coastal zones. Come and join the debate!

Dates: 1 October, 9 am – 10:30 am CEST and 2 October, 4 pm – 5:30pm CEST

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the second webinar conducted under the study Climate Change Impact Chains in Coastal Areas. CIFOR have created a literature review about the latest insights into the impacts of climate change in Coastal Areas, which will be presented and discussed in the webinar. Furthermore, we will discuss the usability of the results for planning adaptation interventions in coastal areas as well share our experiences with adaptation in in coastal zones, and ecosystem-based adaptation in particular.

The respective dates in different time zones are:

Time Zone

1 October

2 October

Mexico DF

2 am – 3:30 am

9 am – 10:30 am

Grenada

3 am – 4:30 am

10 am – 11:30 am

Peru

2 am – 3:30 am

9 am – 10:30 am

Bolivia

3 am – 4:30 am

10 am – 11:30 am

Tunisia

8 am – 9:30 am

3 pm – 4:30 pm

Germany (CEST)

9 am – 10:30 am

4 pm – 5:30 pm

South Africa

9 am – 10:30 am

4 pm – 5:30 pm

Jakarta/Indonesia (WIB)

2 pm – 3:30 pm

9 pm – 10:30 pm

Manila/Philippines

3 pm – 4:30 pm

10 pm – 11:30 pm

India

12:30 pm – 2 pm

7:30 pm – 9 pm

Check out all webinars.

To participate, please follow the links to either the session on 1 October or 2 October, enter your e-mail address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

We highly appreciate your participation in this webinar in order to make the study results as useful as possible for you!

Recommendation Paper on Adaptation M&E now online

Based on experiences in several countries currently setting up Adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems, a recommendation paper for M&E on the national level was developed.

It synthesises the experiences made so far with adaptation M&E to key messages for adaptation practitioners and decision-makers. It intends to supplement existing guidelines and training material by providing recommendations ‘from practice to practice’. It also includes comments from participants of several workshops.

You find the paper in the Knowledge section under M&E under Further reading.

Enjoy reading!

 

NEW Method Briefs showing practical adaptation experiences

Five new Method Briefs have been contributed by the community to the collection of Methods Briefs. They are now available in the Knowledge section of the AdaptationCommunity.net.

From South Africa: The Climate Information Portal – providing climate information to users

From Mexico: Piloting a Multicriteria-Analysis for prioritising adaptation measures for three sectors

From Germany: Mainstreaming adaptation into coastal protection

From India: Bottom-up vulnerability assessment

From the Philippines: Developing an M&E System for the National Climate Change Action Plan

Thanks to all contributors!

WEBINAR – Mainstreaming adaptation – the way forward, 4 June at 10 am CEST

Out discussion series on mainstreaming adaptation will be concluded with a final webinar on 4 June, 10am CEST.

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are happy to invite you to the final webinar of our discussion series on mainstreaming adaptation. It will provide:

  • A wrap up of the discussion series on mainstreaming adaptation;
  • An input by Yvan Biot (DFID), responsible for mainstreaming adaptation within DFID, on his perspective on the way forward with regards to mainstreaming adaptation;
  • An input by David Ballard, CEO of Alexander Ballard Ltd’s and advising several mainstreaming adaptation processes, on mainstreaming adaptation from an organizational change perspective.

The presentations are followed by a Q&A session.

The respective time in different time zones are:

Mexico DF: 03:00 am 04:30 am
Peru 03:00 am 04:30 am
Grenada 04:00 am 05:30 am
Bolivia 04:00 am 05:30 am
Tunisia: 09:00 am 10:30 am
UK 09:00 am 10:30 am
Germany (CEST): 10:00 am 11:30 am
South Africa: 10:00 am 11:30 am
Jakarta/Indonesia: 03:00 pm 04:30 pm
Manila/Philippines: 04:00 pm 05:30 pm
India 01:30 pm 03:00 pm

To participate, please click Webinar 10.00 am (CEST) enter your email-address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

This discussion series forms part of the knowledge exchange on AdaptationCommunity.net. Other topics are Adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation and Climate Information & Services. For the recordings of previous webinars please click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Webinar “Country Experiences with Mainstreaming Adaptation – from programme to national level” on 28 May 2013

In our discussion series on Mainstreaming Adaptation, we are happy to invite you to another webinar about our friends’ experiences in the field. It will start on 28 May, 4pm CEST.

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

I am happy to invite you to the above webinar of our discussion series on Mainstreaming Adaptation, it presents three very concrete experiences with mainstreaming adaptation:

  • Case I: Mexico: Experiences with mainstreaming adaptation at the national level
  • Case II: Peru: Experiences with mainstreaming adaptation into the national system for investments
  • Case III: Bolivia: Mainstreaming adaptation into an agricultural program and into irrigation & watershed management investments in Bolivia

The presentations are followed by a Q&A session.

 

The respective time in different time zones are:

       

 

     
Mexico DF: 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
Grenada 10:00 am 11:30 am

 

     
Peru 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
Bolivia 10:00 am 11:30 am

 

     
Tunisia: 03:00 pm 04:30 pm

 

     
Germany (CEST): 04:00 pm 05:30 pm

 

     
South Africa: 04:00 pm 05:30 pm

 

     
Jakarta/Indonesia: 09:00 pm 10:30 pm

 

     
Manila/Philippines: 10:00 pm 11:30 pm

 

     
India 07:30 pm 09:00 pm

 

     

 

To participate, please click Webinar 4:00 pm (CEST) enter your email-address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

 

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

This discussion series forms part of the knowledge exchange on AdaptationCommunity.net. Other topics are Adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation and Climate Information & Services. For the recordings of previous webinars please click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

WEBINAR “Country Experiences with Mainstreaming Adaptation – from programme to national level” on 28 May 2013

Friends from Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia will contribute their experiences with mainstreaming adaptation to our discussion series in a Webinar on 21 May, 4pm CEST. Come and join the debate, the more the merrier!

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

I am happy to invite you to the above webinar of our discussion series on Mainstreaming Adaptation, it presents three very concrete experiences with mainstreaming adaptation:

  • Case I: Mexico: Experiences with mainstreaming adaptation at the national level
  • Case II: Peru: Experiences with mainstreaming adaptation into the national system for investments
  • Case III: Bolivia: Mainstreaming adaptation into an agricultural program and into irrigation & watershed management investments in Bolivia

The presentations are followed by a Q&A session.

 

The respective time in different time zones are:

       

 

     
Mexico DF: 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
Grenada 10:00 am 11:30 am

 

     
Peru 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
Bolivia 10:00 am 11:30 am

 

     
Tunisia: 03:00 pm 04:30 pm

 

     
Germany (CEST): 04:00 pm 05:30 pm

 

     
South Africa: 04:00 pm 05:30 pm

 

     
Jakarta/Indonesia: 09:00 pm 10:30 pm

 

     
Manila/Philippines: 10:00 pm 11:30 pm

 

     
India 07:30 pm 09:00 pm

 

     

 

To participate, please click Webinar 4:00 pm (CEST) enter your email-address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

 

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

This discussion series forms part of the knowledge exchange on AdaptationCommunity.net. Other topics are Adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation and Climate Information & Services. For the recordings of previous webinars please click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

WEBINAR “Making the step from training to effective adaptation”

The discussion on capacity development and training will continue with another webinar on 16 May 2013 at 9am CEST. There will be a panel discussion, but no snacks, due to technical constraints. The webinar is open to all, as always!

”Making the step from training to effective adaptation”

On 16 May 2013 – Webinar session at 09:00 am (CEST)

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

I am happy to invite you to the above webinar of our discussion series on Mainstreaming Adaptation. It continues the discussion on capacity development and training as a means towards effective adaptation and will feature a panel discussion on the topic.

To participate, please click Webinar 9.00 am (CEST), enter your email-address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

The respective times in different time zones are:

 

Tunisia: 08:00 am 09:30 am

 

     
Mexico DF: 02:00 am 03:30 am

 

     
Grenada 03:00 am 04:30 am

 

     
Germany (CEST): 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
South Africa: 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
Jakarta/Indonesia: 02:00 pm 03:30 pm

 

     
Manila/Philippines: 03:00 pm 04:30 pm

 

     
India 12:30 am 02:00 pm

 

     

 

This discussion series forms part of the knowledge exchange on AdaptationCommunity.net. For the recordings of previous webinars of the discussion series on Adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation and Climate Information & Services please click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

WEBINAR The big picture on Mainstreaming Adaptation, 7 April, 9 am CEST

Five years after the OECD policy guidance on mainstreaming climate change and development has been published, let us ask where we stand, and what has been achieved. Two prominent speakers will give a webinar on 7 April, 9am CEST. Come and join the debate!

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are happy to invite you to the above webinar of our discussion series on Mainstreaming Adaptation, it presents:

  • Where do we stand 5 years after the OECD policy guidance on integrating climate change adaptation into development cooperation? (Michael Mullan, OECD, Team Leader, Climate Change Adaptation, Environment and Development)
  • Experiences from the European Commission with mainstreaming adaptation. (Sami Zeidan, European Commission, DG Clima)

The presentations are followed by a Q&A session.

The respective time in different time zones are:

Tunisia: 08:00 am 09:30 am

 

     
Mexico DF: 02:00 am 03:30 am

 

     
Grenada 03:00 am 04:30 am

 

     
Germany (CEST): 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
South Africa: 09:00 am 10:30 am

 

     
Jakarta/Indonesia: 02:00 pm 03:30 pm

 

     
Manila/Philippines: 03:00 pm 04:30 pm

 

     
India 12:30 am 02:00 pm

 

     

To participate, please click Webinar 9.00 am (CEST) enter your email-address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

This discussion series forms part of the knowledge exchange on AdaptationCommunity.net. Other topics are Adaptation Monitoring & Evaluation and Climate Information & Services. For the recordings of previous webinars please click here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Webinar “Getting up to speed – Introduction to Adaptation M&E”

We are pleased to invite you to the webinar “Getting up to speed – Introduction to Adaptation M&E”.

The webinar is based on a newly developed training module on adaptation M&E and covers the following aspects:

  • What is adaptation M&E and what benefits does it have?
  • How can M&E of adaptation be approached at project and national level?
  • What practical experiences exist?
  • What challenges does M&E of adaptation face and how can they be addressed?

The presentation is followed by a detailed Q&A session.

To participate, please click Webinar 8.30 am (CET) or Webinar 3.30 pm (CET), enter your email-address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

The respective time in different time zones are:

Germany (CET): 08:30 am 10:00 am

and

03:30 pm 05:00 pm
Mexico DF: 01:30 am 03:00 am

and

08:30 am 10:00 am
South Africa: 09:30 am 11:00 am

and

04:30 pm 06:00 pm
Tunisia: 08:30 am 10:00 am

and

03:30 pm 05:00 pm
Manila/Philippines: 03:30 pm 05:00 pm

and

10:30 pm 00:00 am
Jakarta/Indonesia: 02:30 pm 04:00 pm

and

09:30 pm 11:00 am
India 01:00 pm 02:30 pm

and

08:00 pm 09:30 pm
Grenada 03:30 am 05:00 am

and

10:30 am 00:00 pm

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. For technical support click here.

This discussion series forms part of the knowledge exchange on AdaptationCommunity.net. Other topics are Climate Information & Services, Mainstreaming Adaptation and Training for Climate Change Adaptation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Webinar “Climate Change Impact Chains in Coastal Areas”

We are pleased to invite you to the webinar on “Climate Change Impact Chains in Coastal Areas – The Current State of Knowledge” on 19 March, 3 pm (Ph time) / 8 am (CET).

It is conducted under the study Climate Change Impact Chains in Coastal Areas, which forms part of the project Inventory of Methods for Adaptation to Climate Change (IMACC) and the AdaptationCommunity.net.

The objectives of the webinar are:

  • To present and discuss the results of the literature review elaborated by CIFOR;
  • To identify climate change impacts in mangrove and coral socio-ecological systems;
  • To discuss the applicability of the results for planning and how to make them available;
  • To identify Knowledge gaps and stakeholder needs for effective adaptation interventions.

We highly appreciate your participation in this webinar in order to make the study results as useful as possible for you, and look forward to hearing from you.

To participate, please click here, enter your email address, choose “attend in browser” and access the webinar.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check.