Workshops and trainings

To foster exchange among partner countries several international face-to-face events were held with a dedicated focus on in-depth discussions and peer-to-peer learning. Below, you find detailed reports about these events. If you are planning a training event yourself, have a look at the introduction to Adaptation Training and Training Materials.

Top-up ToT with new adaptation training modules, Germany, May 2014

To make trainers familiar with the new adaptation training modules on climate  information and uncertainty, monitoring and evaluation as well as ecosystem-based adaptation, and to foster exchange among trainers GIZ hosted a Top-up Training of Trainers from 5 – 8 May 2014 inn Bonn, Germany. The photo documentation provides further details.

Adaptation Training, Magaliesburg, South Africa, January 2014

The training brought together more than 25 officials from all levels of government (national departments, provinces, districts and metros) to introduce the climate proofing approach and discuss participants’ experiences with mainstreaming adaptation into their respective organisations. The Long Term Adaptation Scenario (LTAS) process and the policy alignment review were also presented. The training was jointly hosted by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the GIZ Climate Support Programme. It was financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMUB)’s International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI). Read the workshop report.

Final International Workshop of the IMACC-Project, Bonn, Germany, June 2013

Back to back with the UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn, this workshop was dedicated to showcasing the countries’ progress in the field of adaptation to climate change and to further advance the discussion on the four priority topics. Four working groups came up with a checklist for preparing climate information for adaptation at local levels, recommendations for mainstreaming adaptation, an overview of different approaches for national level adaptation M&E, and suggestions for the transition pathways concept developed by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Read the executive summary or the complete report of the workshop.

Test-Training of three new modules of the ‘Integrating CCA into Development Planning’ Training, Berlin, Germany, March 2012

More than 20 participants from IMACC partner countries Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico, Tunisia and from Germany gathered to test three new climate change adaptation training modules:

• Understanding climate science

• Finding climate information

• Managing uncertainty

All participants enjoyed the interactive format of the training. Feedback from the participants was used to refine the modules which are now available in the Materials section. The workshop report can be downloaded here.

Workshop and Training on Adaptation M&E, Xochitepec, Mexico, April 2013

This event was a combined training and workshop on Adaptation M&E piloting the new modules of the GIZ-OECD adaptation training. After two days of training on Adaptation M&E, participants discussed their starting points and approaches for M&E, received feedback from peers and reflected on next steps for advancing their national Adaptation M&E systems. Read the workshop report. The training material will be available on this homepage soon.

IMACC Kick-off Workshop, Durban, South Africa, December 2011

During this kick- off workshop of the project and it’s Community of Practice participants prioritized IMACC’s four adaptation topics (Climate Information & Services, Vulnerability Assessment, Mainstreaming Adaptation, Adaptation M&E) and brainstormed ideas for exchange. Read the workshop report.