Inception Workshop: Building Capacity for Land Use Change Modeling

Bangkok, Thailand 7 to 8 October 2014

This workshop launched a new CEP activity aiming to strengthen land-use modeling capacity in the GMS, targeting government planners and academic institutions.

The activity will focus on:

  • Enhancing existing land use change simulation software to meet the needs of GMS planners.
  • Developing a network of national academic institutions to provide modeling support to government agencies.

Among the 35 participants were lead activity implementers from the University of Amsterdam, GMS government representatives, and collaboration partners representing USAID’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests programSERVIR, and a team from FAO.

Participants were briefed on concept of land use change modeling and planned activities, and provided feedback on their expectations and implementing arrangements.  

During the first phase (until March 2015), the focus will be on developing a modern, integrated user interface for the CLUMondo model, making it easier and more intuitive to use.

From June 2015, attention will turn to a ‘training of trainers’ program targeting GMS universities and government staff. And from late 2015 through to end-2016, an academic curriculum will be developed and the model piloted in government planning processes.

 

 

 

Resources

File Name Size Modified
Agenda.pdf 308 KB 09-10-2014
1​_CEP​_LUCS​-2.pdf 974 KB 09-10-2014
2​_Land use modelling capacity building.pdf 328 KB 09-10-2014
3​_LUCS modelling.pdf 4 MB 09-10-2014
4​_LUCS model software.pdf 657 KB 09-10-2014
5​_Program Wednesday.pdf 296 KB 09-10-2014
6​_NAI Cambodia.pdf 478 KB 09-10-2014
6​_NAI Guangxi.pdf 637 KB 09-10-2014
6​_NAI Lao PDR.pdf 369 KB 09-10-2014
6​_NAI Thailand.pdf 1 MB 09-10-2014
6​_NAI Viet Nam.pdf 2 MB 09-10-2014
6​_NAI Yunnan.pdf 2 MB 09-10-2014


See also

Building Capacity for Land Use Change Modeling (2014–2017)

19th June 2017
Activity

Land use is constantly changing in the Greater Mekong Subregion. At the same time, land use planning processes are often poorly informed, risking decisions that may lead to social and environmental costs that outweigh intended benefits.

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Welcome Remarks at the Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment: Natural Capital and the Rule of Law

4th December 2013

ADB  SPEECH- 4 December 2013

Welcome remarks by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment:
Natural Capital and the Rule of Law held in Manila, Philippines on 2 December 2013

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