Training Module on Assessing Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

As part of CEP's Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change activity, this series of three training workshops aim to build the capacity of government planners in the GMS to work with communities to integrate climate change adaptation into local level development planning.

The objectives of the first workshop, held in August 2016, were to establish a shared understanding of climate change in the context of communities in Southeast Asia and introduce them to a framework for assessing climate change vulnerability and adaptation options.

During the two months following the workshop, the 16 participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam conducted a situational analysis and risk profiling in select communities involved in the Biodiversity Conservation Corridors project. 

During 26-28 October 2016, the participants reconvened for a second workshop to learn how to utilize the situational analysis and risk profiling information to conduct future visioning exercises to understand likely risks and changes in the target communities due to both climate change and evolving socioeconomic conditions.

Following further field work to conduct full assessments in their respective communities, the group met for the third and final workshop in February 2017 to share findings from their assessments and to brainstorm adaptation options, including how to integrate them into community development plans.

The Southeast Asia START Regional Center delivered the training module.


Publish Date: 17th August 2016

Last Updated: 20th February 2017


See also

Profile: Manxing Eco‑Village, Yunnan

2nd March 2018
News

It is late morning on a hot September day as our car winds around the edge of a valley and enters Manxing village. The narrow streets look paved in gold, but the illusion is dispelled as we soon see they are carpeted in maize kernels, there to dry on the warm concrete.

More details

Game Changing New Technology for Forest Protection in Viet Nam

28th February 2018
News

Every day, tens of thousands of rural folks get together in small groups to patrol Viet Nam’s forests. On their rounds they record evidence of illegal logging, hunting, and other forms of encroachment. They assess the condition of the forests that they are protecting, keeping an eye out for recent landslides and signs of animals.

More details
Back to Online Library