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Chiang Rai's Hae Ko villagers were discussing impacts from changing climate and thier adaptation plan. (Cr. Josephine Green/IUCN)

Part One of this post introduced how the USAID Mekong ARCC project is using a participatory approach to engage villagers in rural, under-resourced areas of the Lower Mekong Basin to implement climate change adaptation measures in their communities. Part One presents the communities’ experiences with climate change and how we introduced scientific projections to them from the USAID Climate Study. Part Two is about how we merged these components in order to identify adaptation options.

Villagers in Ban Xong discuss about climate change in the context of Lao PDR in the poster. (Cr. Ienkate Saenghkaew/DAI)

How do you teach rural villagers about climate change when there is no word for “climate” in their language? This is one among many interesting and eye-opening experiences we encountered as we carried out the USAID Mekong ARCC adaptation planning approach across 20 communities in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB). Read on to learn more about how we helped increase rural villagers’ awareness about climate change, their understanding of how it will affect them and what they can do to prepare their communities for its impacts.