Training Course “Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Adaptation into development planning”

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GIZ developed this training course in order to enhance capacities among development partner in successfully tapping the potential of ecosystem services for climate change adaptation. It builds on the training courses Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning (available on AdaptationCommunity.net) and Integrating Ecosystem Services into Development Planning. The aim of this training is to strengthen the consideration and selection of EbA measures as part of an overall adaptation strategy, and to enhance capacities among development actors and partner institutions in this regard.

The training has been designed for practitioners:

  • Government planners, and policy-makers from sector ministries and agencies
  • NGO and civil society representatives
  • Researchers and academics from universities and research institutes
  • Technical staff from development projects and programmes

 

Content:

With four core modules guiding through the application in each stage of the EbA mainstreaming cycle and variety of complementary sessions, this course is flexibly adaptable to participant’s specific needs.

Module 1: Introduction to the training and basic principles of EbA

  • Session A: Introduction to the Training
  • Session B: The basics of EbA
  • Session C: The EbA mainstreaming cycle

Complementary sessions to Module 1

  • Session C1: Policy advice for EbA mainstreaming
  • Session C2: Communicating the benefits of EbA
  • Session C3: Ecosystem services assessment and valuation
  • Addition material C4: EbA examples

Module 2: Scoping and vulnerability & risk assessment

  • Session A: Getting started
  • Session B: Policy arena and relevant entry-points for EbA (mainstreaming)
  • Session C: Vulnerability and risk assessments

Module 3: Design and selection of (ecosystem-based) adaptation options and measures

  • Session A: Identifying options and measures
  • Session B: Choosing and prioritizing
  • Session C: Implementing EbA

Module 4: Monitoring & Evaluation of EbA

  • Session A: Framing the M&E System
  • Session B: Results framework, indicator development & overview of tools

 

The Global Project Mainstreaming EbA ended in February 2023, but training materials can be made available upon request. Please reach out to the Sector Programme Climate and Climate Policy for information regarding the EbA trainings.

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