Activity Brief: Regional Training Workshop on Strengthening Capacity on M&E of Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives in Southeast Asia
In Southeast Asia, there are already a number of efforts both at the national and local level on climate change adaptation (CCA). There is an appreciable knowledge base available on CCA. However, what is often overlooked by most organisations and entities implementing CCA interventions is the importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
In 2012, the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) finished a study on “Trends in Adaptation in Southeast Asia (SEA)”. Conclusions from the overall study reiterated the need for the establishment of an M&E framework for CCA. The establishment of such a framework is, however, quite complex due to the cross-cutting concerns that CCA initiatives seek to address.
Against this backdrop, APAN in partnership with its sub-regional node, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, organised a two-day training workshop on strengthening capacity on M&E of CCA initiatives in the region. Attended by 14 participants from seven Southeast Asian countries, the training workshop was held back-to-back with a three-day event titled “Beyond the Climate Change Adaptation Cycle: Learning and Re-learning – A Platform for Peer to Peer Knowledge Exchange and Training.”