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The training on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation” on 6 – 10 December 2016 is a comprehensive five (5) day training program to enable government officials to prepare fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The training is offered jointly by The Climate Change Asia (CCA), Asian Institute of Technology.

The objectives of the course are:

  • help in understanding climate change realities and risks; how to manage risks, screen for sensitivities, and address key vulnerable groups and areas; how climate change adaptation can be grounded in national development plans and broader national adaptation policy and strategic frameworks.

  • aid in identifying sources of international funding options and develop capacities for accessing those sources.

  • build capacity in project preparation for climate change adaptation by illustrating ‘how-to’ methods, tools and processes for use in rigorous adaptation project/program design in line with policies and plans.

  • provide an introduction to Implementation and monitoring of projects.

Organizer: The Climate Change Asia (CCA) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) aims to meet the capacity building needs in the Asia Pacific region, in line with the Paris Agreement and 2030 Development Agenda. The overall goal of the CCA Program is to “assist countries to meet, and even surpass, the targets outlined in their INDCs by enhancing national capacities to meet diverse but specific needs—technical, institutional, and policy-related”. The Program has two broad outputs. First, to build capacities of government officials, private sector managers, NGOs and other key actors in the region in identifying and managing climate change responses, over the next five years, consistent with nationally determined contributions. Second, to translate these enhanced capacities into on-the-ground action, by equipping countries with the knowledge and skills required to prepare, secure financing for, and implement 'bankable' climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

Target participants: The training is open to government officials that manage project proposal and development from Asia and the Pacific.

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Course Fee: A course fee of USD 2,500 per participant includes the training material as well as meals andrefreshments during the training. Participants are expected to make their own flight and accommodation arrangements.

Deadline for Registration: 21 November 2016

For more information regarding the training, registration and course fee payment contact


Bangkok, Thailand
17 June 2016

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

I. Aim of the Workshop

The workshop is designed to strengthen understanding of climate change risks and approaches to climate risk management in sector planning and investment projects.

Workshop participants will learn about and discuss (i) the nature of climate change risks to investment projects, including both slow onset phenomena and weather-induced extreme events, (ii) tools and methods for climate risk screening, (iii) approaches for climate risk and vulnerability assessment, (iv) identification and selection of adaptation options, including technical and economic evaluation, and (v) options for adaptation financing. Case studies will be presented to illustrate the challenges that climate change presents to specific investment projects, how these risks have been addressed in practice, and lessons learned. The training will also provide an opportunity for the participants to share their experiences in addressing climate risks in development planning and investment projects.

This workshop is offered through the capacity building program of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and is organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) together with APAN, UK Met Office, and the Climate Action Network for South Asia (CANSA).

II. Who should attend

This training is designed to meet the needs of officials and professionals involved in planning, financing and implementing public investment projects with a focus on sectoral ministries including transport, energy, water, agriculture, and urban development, and cross-sectoral ministries such as finance, and planning. This training session is offered to participants from the following South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The total number of participants is anticipated to be approximately 100.

III. Workshop format

Each session of the workshop will focus on a specific aspect of the project risk management cycle. Day 1 activities will focus on applied climate science and the use of historical and model-simulated climate and hydrological information in climate impact assessment. Day 2 activities will focus on project vulnerability assessment, and Day 3 activities will emphasize identification and evaluation of adaptation options.  Ample opportunities for exchange with participants will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experience.

IV. Venue

Taj Palace Hotel 
Diplomatic Enclave, 2 Sadar Patel Marg 
New Delhi - 110021 

Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi, India
11 May 2016

The Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, the flagship event of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), is the primary regional platform for adaptation practitioners to meet, share their learning and experiences, and work together towards the pertinent outcomes and practical solutions that are needed to address the challenges of climate change.

Gaining from the momentum since the first event in 2010 and more recently with the previous 2014 edition in Kuala Lumpur, the 5th APAN Forum will bring together policymakers, scientists, donors, youth, and representatives from over 50 countries. For 2016, the theme “Adapting and Living below 2°C: Bridging the Gaps in Policy & Practice” will explore platforms and concrete pathways for even greater partnerships by governments, civil society and business. With the growing interest and with the recognition of adaptation not only as a development imperative but as an existential one as well, we are looking forward to welcoming more than 800 participants who will be looking towards meaningful outcomes during the event.

The Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment of the Government of Sri Lanka will be hosting this year’s Forum at the historic Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo.

The APAN Forum will be from October 17-19, 2016, and will be a key part of the Government of Sri Lanka’s “Towards a Blue Green Era” fortnight national celebrations.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka


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