Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation Learning Exchange
Mar 05, 2009 12:00 AM
The workshop is aimed at assisting project managers and executive secretaries of regional commissions
1) to come up with concrete ways to incorporate climate change considerations into the strategic planning of the transboundary water resources management (Strategic Action Programme and/or IWRM planning processes) and
2) to develop indicators that help measuring the adaptation benefits to be realized through the project implementation
· Enhanced capacity amongst both project managers and executive secretaries of the invited basins to meaningfully prepare for and manage the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation considerations.
· Experiences and best practices shared/exchanged re: climate change adaptation processes/practices
· A clear and concise strategy to mainstream climate change into the strategic planning processes promoted by GEF projects, namely, TDA/SAP processes and IWRM planning processes
· A set of indicators agreed that track the progress of mainstreaming climate change adaptation into strategic planning both at the project/basin level as well as at the portfolio/regional level.
· Revised project logframe, which includes a set of indicators that measure the progress in adaptation capacity building targets, to be tabled at the next project steering committee meeting for approval. To enhance the understanding of and enable strategic planning for mainstreaming climate change adaptation.
· A compendium of useful resource material
· A report submitted to the governments, UNDP and IW:LEARN documenting outputs and benefits of the technical cooperation
· A joint presentation at the 5th Biennial GEF International Waters Conference as well as at the SADC River Basin Dialogue on the outcomes of this learning exchange.
· An agreed plan for continuous learning and information exchange mechanisms among the participants to further advance their knowledge and experience in mainstreaming climate change adaptation into strategic planning of the transboundary water resources management.
The workshop is jointly funded by GEF IW:LEARN and InWEnt, and executed by UNDP.
The workshop will be implemented jointly with InWEnt Capacity Building International Germany, as part of their River Basin Dialogue program and project implementing agency for the GEF-UNDP African Water Governance MSP project. InWEnt was the co-convener - jointly with ANBO, UNEP, GEF IW:LEARN, GWP-EA and the NBI - of the pan-African seminar: "Building Adaptive Capacity - mainstreaming adaptation strategies to climate change in rive basin organizations" that took place in August 2008 in Entebbe, Uganda. The workshop in South Africa builds on the experience and recommendations (The Entebbe Declaration) of the Entebbe seminar and is part of the follow up initiatives with regional workshops that focus on operational aspects in river basin management: how to enhance adaptive capacity and what actions need to be taken.
For further information, details of financial support available and participant nomination forms, please contact:
Akiko Yamamoto, Regional Technical Advisor, UNDP
Day 0: Monday, 2 March 2009
Afternoon Delegates Arrive at Venue
Evening Early Registration
Day 1: Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Session 1: Opening
||Expected outputs of the Session 1:
• Workshop objectives clearly understood
• Expected outputs from the workshop discussed and agreed
• Participants introduced
|0830-0900||Objectives of the workshop (10min)
Introduction of the delegates and expectations (15min)
|Expected outputs of the Session 2:
• General knowledge on the CC issues and concerns in the region shared
• General processes to incorporate CCA into a (development) planning process (Risk and vulnerability assessment, climate forecasting, etc.) shared
• General processes to incorporate CCA into a project management/implementation cycle shared
• Example of CCA measures in water sector shared (Umgeni Water)
• Example of a tool used for a seasonal forecasting shared (Clear Pure Water)
|0900-0930||Climate change: what is it? What to do about it? (20 min presentation+10 min questions)||UNDP
|0930-1000||Coping with climate change: Umgeni Water case (20 min presentation+10 min questions)
||Climate change forecasting (20 min presentation+10 min questions)
||Clear Pure Water
|Expected outputs of the Session 4:
• A draft CCA strategy for a transboundary river basin developed using the Okavango River basin as a case study
|1400-1415||Okavango Case Study:
• Mainstreaming CC in the TDA and SAP (15 min presentation)
|1415-1515||Inputs from experts (GWP, Umgeni Water, Clear Pure Water):
• Responses to challenges
• What is CC adaptation and what is not?
• Experiences from elsewhere
• Focus on transboundary challenges and CC
(Using Okavango as a case study)
|Experts and Participants
|1515-1530||Agree on the way forward for the Okavango CCA Strategy (a draft proposal to OKACOM)
||Experts and participants
|1545-1630||Brainstorming: identifying practical adaptation measures applicable to all.||All
|1630-1700||Closure of Day 1:
Summary of Day 1
Outline of Day 2
Day 1: Wednesday, 3 March 2009Session 5: Adaptation Indicators
|Expected outputs of the Session 5:
• A sample list of indicators to measure the progress in building adaptive capacity to climate change risks and reducing climate vulnerability shared
• A set of indicators to monitor the CCA progress at each basin proposed
|0830-0915||Presentation on Adaptation Indicators||UNDP
||Group work: Selection of appropriate Indicators for projects||All
|1015-1030||Tea or Coffee
|1030-1100||Group work (continued) and preparation of report backs|
|1130-1230||Plenary: report backs||All|
|1330-1430||Report back (continued) and consensus on Indicators||All|
|Expected outputs of the Session 6:
• A list of CCA activities proposed for each basin and funding sources and/or funding gap identified.
• LFA of each project revised to incorporate CCA activities (which can be funded by the current project fund) and proposed CCA indicators to be tabled at the next respective PSCs for consideration.
• Workplan and budget revised according to the revised LFA.
||Project specific discussions: from your LFAs and work plans:
• Summarise your own CC activities, funded or unfunded
• What can be improved in your current LFAs
• Propose LFA indicators
|1530-1545||Tea or Coffee
|1545||Updating of the LFAs / Presentation of updated LFAs
Day 2: Thursday, 4 March 2009
Session 6: Wrap-up (Chair: Mark Smith)
|0830-1015||Presentation of updated LFAs||All
|1015-1030||Tea or Coffee
|Expected outputs of the Session 7:
• Workshop outputs summarized
• Follow-up activities & Way Forward Agreed
• Lessons learned for this portfolio-level learning exercise summarized, including workshop evaluation
|1030-1100||Review of Workshop Outputs (Expected vs. Achieved)||UNDP|
|1100-1200||Follow up activities & Way Forward
• IWC2009 in October
• SADC RBO Dialogue
|1200-1230||Summary of Lessons Learnt||UNDP|
|1230-1300||Evaluation of the workshop (evaluation forms to be filled in)