On March 29-30, 2016, the USAID Mekong ARCC Project, in coordination with Thailand's Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), convened one and a half day event on “Evidence-Based Adaptation Workshop: Stories from the Field on Strengthening Community Resilience” in Bangkok, Thailand.
The USAID Mekong ARCC’s implementing partners--the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI), and the Vietnam Red Cross-- tested Community and Ecosystem-based Adaptation Initiatives and generated an evidence base on how communities across the Lower Mekong Basin can use scientific climate information and local understanding to identify current and future climate vulnerabilities and develop practical responses to address these threats.
More than 100 participants of national Government Officials, donor organizations and practitioners across the Lower Mekong Basin countries, including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Thailand, participated to hear lessons learned and results from the USAID Mekong ARCC Approach on adaptation practices. This event also helps explore climate financing opportunities and linkages between implementing partners and Governments for national-level resilience efforts to align the community-based adaptation approaches with national adaptation plans.
List of presentation files:
- Summary of USAID Mekong ARCC [PDF, 8.62 MB] by Paul Hartman, Chief-of-Party, USAID Mekong ARCC
- Site summary: Sakon Nakhon and Chiang Rai [PDF, 3.73 MB] by IUCN Thailand
- Site summary: Kampong Thom [PDF, 2.46 MB] by WFP Cambodia
- Site summary: Kien Giang [PDF, 2.54 MB] by AMDI Vietnam
- Site summary: Khammouan [PDF, 1.12 MB] by IUCN Lao PDR
- Concurrent session by country:
- Overview of the financing landscape for community-based adaptation [PDF, 2.3 MB] by Peter King, USAID ADAPT Asia-Pacific
- Closing Remarks [PDF, 166.36 KB] by Dr. Phirun Saiyasitpanich, Director of Climate Change Management and Coordination Division, ONEP