CCRD Products Related to the Adaptation Partnership Program

Adaptation partnership
PDF, Fact Sheet, 702 KB, 2 pps
ID: 007

Adaptation Partnership: USAID Supports Climate Change Adaptation through Knowledge Exchange, Collaboration and Implementation
November 2013

CCRD Program(s): Adaptation Partnership, Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS), Climate Services, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Small Grants

Description: This fact sheet presents information on USAID’s Adaptation Partnership, a global coalition founded in 2010 to share information and lessons learned about climate change adaptation. USAID supported 10 regional capacity-building Adaptation Partnership workshops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on climate change vulnerability and adaptation issues related to food security, climate services, urban climate resilience, coastal and marine protected areas, and high-mountain glacial regions. Outcomes of the workshops included: (1) communities of practice (CoP) to facilitate communication and collaboration on climate services, glacial retreat, and climate resilient agriculture, (2) scientific research and technical analyses to learn more about climate change issues, including glacial lake formation and the economic value of climate services; and (3) small-grant programs with $25,000 to $550,000 awards.

Related Topics: Glacial events, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture, coastal, water

PDF, Workshop Report, 25.9 MB, 235pps
ID: 057, B2
Andean-Asian Mountains Global Knowledge Exchange: On Glaciers, Glacial Lakes, Water & Hazard Management: An Adaptation Partnership Workshop

CCRD Program(s): Adaptation Partnership, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP)

Description: This report presents the findings from a series of Adaptation Partnership workshops about glaciers, glacial lakes, and water and hazard management in the Andes and  in several Asian mountain regions. The workshop series began with a field expedition to Nepal’s Imja Glacial Lake; participants  focused on knowledge exchange and collaboration. A knowledge-sharing workshop was next, in which participants discussed the physical and human dimensions of glacial recession, glacial lakes, and water supply. The final workshop was a writers workshop aimed at capturing the experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations that emerged from the field expedition and knowledge-sharing workshop. The primary goal of the field expedition and follow-on workshops was to catalyze, facilitate, and accelerate interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers from the Andes, the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region, and Central Asia. This report also contains many papers from the workshops.

Related Topics: Adaptation research, disaster response, glacial events, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, water

PDF, Technical Report, 5.4 MB, 178 pps

ID: 025

Assessing Mali's “Direction Nationale de la Météorologie Agrometeorological” Advisory Program: Preliminary Report on the Climate Science and Farmer Use of Advisories
May 2014

CCRD Program(s):  Adaptation Partnership, Climate Services

Description: This report, the first of two, presents an assessment of Mali's “Direction Nationale de la Météorologie” agrometeorological advisory program, called Meteo Mali. Mali initially established Meteo Mali, which provides advisories for communities, households, and individuals, as an emergency measure to address food insecurity; Mali reported that its program led to yield increases of 20 to 60%, depending on the part of the country in which the information was used. This report assesses the advisories’ forecasts, science, and use at the community, household, and individual level in southern Mali; provides recommendations to enhance Meteo Mali's program; identifies future research needs; suggests that future climate services build in post-hoc monitoring and evaluation documentation, from the outset, to facilitate learning, evaluation, and evidence-based program adjustment; and defines criteria that can inform the programming, design, and implementation of climate services for farmers in the Global South.

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, disaster response, adaptation research, extreme weather events, precipitation changes, temperature changes, Africa, agriculture

Workshop report
PDF, Workshop Summary, 516 KB, 12 pps
ID: 021

Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding: Developing conflict-sensitivity guidelines for adaptation policy in Africa
October 2013

CCRD Program(s): Adaptation Partnership, Climate-resilient Development Framework, National Adaptation Planning and Implementation

This workshop summary details the proceedings of an October 2013 workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which convened international experts for a community of practice to explore issues concerning climate adaptation, conflict, and development. Workshop activities included a site visit to a rural village, Sululta, Ethiopia, as well as a variety of presentations on:  Africa’s climate vulnerability; relevant projects, guidelines, and tools; assessing if and how national adaptation plans address conflict; and factors influencing compound risks associated with climate change and conflict, such as family planning, population age and growth, and urbanization. The report finishes with a list of specific conclusions and recommendations.

Related Topics: Innovative governance, adaptation research, Africa, agriculture, infrastructure, water

PDF, Fact Sheet, 440 KB, 2pps
ID: 060, B2
Climate Change Resilient Development 

CCRD Program(s)
: Adaptation Partnership, Climate Services,  National Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID's CCRD project, as envisioned at the beginning of the project. CCRD activities increase the resilience of people, assets, and livelihoods to climate change impacts by integrating adaptation strategies into the broader development agenda and inducing donors, governments, and the private sector to invest in cost-effective adaptive strategies. The CCRD program focuses on three areas, providing: 1) support to USAID Bureaus and Missions through the development and dissemination of guidance, training, and capacity-building to strengthen the agency’s portfolio of adaptation projects, as well as the mainstreaming of climate concerns into other programs and projects; 2) coordination and support for activities related to U.S. Government climate change programs, including the Adaptation Partnership and Partnership Workshops programs; and 3) technical leadership in emerging areas of climate vulnerability and adaptation that need further innovation, including glaciers and mountains, climate services, and climate-resilient long-term planning.

Related Topics
: Extreme weather events, glacial events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, agriculture, coastal, health, infrastructure, water

PDF, Fact Sheet, 649 KB, 2 pps
ID: 011

The Climate Change Resilient Development Project: Integrating Climate into the Development Decision-making Process
May 2014

CCRD Program(s):  Adaptation Partnership, Climate-resilient Development Framework, Climate Services, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Small Grants

Description: USAID stresses the importance of integrating climate into the development decision-making process. This fact sheet summarizes the purpose and key activities of the USAID CCRD project. It also presents a diagram explaining the five stages of the CCRD framework (i.e., Scope, Assess, Design, Implement, and Evaluate).

Related Topics: Extreme weather events, glacial events, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture

PDF, Workshop Report, 8.9 MB, 53pps
ID: 054, B2
Understanding and Communicating Climate Change: West Indian Ocean
November 2013

CCRD Program(s): Adaptation Partnership

Description: This workshop report presents the findings from a workshop held in Grahamstown, South Africa, in November 2013. This workshop was the first of three focused on identifying climate change capacity-building needs for coastal and marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region. As the report discusses, the purpose of the first workshop was to: 1) provide a basic overview of the root causes of climate change; the types of physical, chemical, and biological changes that have occurred or will occur; and the anticipated effects on habitats, species, natural systems, and human communities; 2) familiarize participants with tools for communicating climate change issues to key stakeholders, such as policymakers and communities; and 3) assist participants in developing a stakeholder engagement plan for preparing for climate change.

Related Topics: Sea level rise, temperature changes, Africa, coastal

PDF, Workshop Report, 1.5 MB, 42pps
ID: 059, B2
Western Indian Ocean Training on Vulnerability Assessment, Scenario Planning, and Adaptation – Summary Report May–June 2014
July 2014 

CCRD Program(s)
: Adaptation Partnership

Description: This report presents the results of training sessions to help individuals from Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries and non-governmental organizations increase the awareness and understanding of climate change and the use of vulnerability assessments, particularly for coastal communities and marine protected areas. The first set of training focused on climate change impacts, climate information, and communicating climate change to better understand how to assess vulnerability to climate change, develop adaptation strategies, and engage stakeholders and communities. The second set of trainings focused on: 1) the effects of non-climate and climate stressors on target resources; 2) community resilience and community data-gathering tools; 3) assessing vulnerability and scenario planning; and 4) adaptation and implementation considerations. Major goals of the trainings were knowledge-sharing; providing regional marine resource practitioners the knowledge, skills, and techniques to administer the training sessions, themselves, in three to five years; and building a network of practitioners to share knowledge with each other.

Related Topics: Sea level rise, Africa, coastal