Training on Assessing Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Bangkok, Thailand 17 to 20 August 2016
This workshop was the first in a series of three that 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.
Objectives of the workshop 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 adaptation.
Sixteen participants attended from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam – most of whom work with communities in biodiversity conservation corridors in the three countries.
The four-day workshop included lectures, case studies, and group exercises on the following topics:
- Climate change in Southeast Asia
- Concepts and frameworks for climate change adaptation
- Contextualizing communities for adaptation assessments
- Assessing community risk and vulnerability
- Community risk profiling
- Scenario and visioning concepts
Following the workshop, the participants will apply their learning by conducting a situational analysis and risk profiling in target local communities.
The training was organized by the SEA-START Regional Center and funded through the GMS Core Environment Program.