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While Climate Change is now a widely accepted fact, and local communities are bearing the brunt of climate variability at the ground, there is much that is still unclear about what needs to be done to make Adaptation a better reality. More so for development practitioners, whether it be organisations and agencies who are directly into delivery, or researchers who make connections between issues and solutions in a fast-changing context, or donors who are trying to see where best to support future development interventions, businesses who are trying to identify areas best for future investments, or communities themselves who are trying to cope with a volatile, unforseeable reality.
Whatever may be one’s role, the fact is that it is becoming more and more difficult to design projects, and measure / evaluate their impacts. We find that the hitherto useful conventional tools are not designed to do these in a volatile, erratic, and often destructive climate. And where projects have been largely successful like Watershed Development projects, we still see development per se eluding us – seen in continuing distress migration, and farmer suicides.
Both mitigation and adaptation strategies will require a change in attitude, a change in perspective, and a change in framework and approach. This will require capacity building of all related stakeholders in the area of adaptation to climate change; and development of a program specific pedagogy for going to scale, while retaining at least a minimum level of quality.
It is in this context that WOTR has been rethinking conventional development and introducing new approaches like Systems Thinking and Complexity and developing new strategies for project planning, design, monitoring, and measuring and evaluating project impacts. At WOTR, we have also developed a series of tools and frameworks that have helped us address these issues at the ground. WOTR has also taken up a series of capacity building exercises for its own staff as well as with the local communities.
WOTR has developed a series of Capacity Building programmes and modules from its experiences, which we now make available for others in the development field.
Meant for NGO Decision Makers, NGO Staff, Members of Autonomous Institutions, Corporate staff, Activists, Government Officers (District/ Taluka / Village Level), PRI members and other institutions interested in gaining local experience. Entry limited to 20 participants only.
Objectives & Outcome:
- Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the climate change and related issues at global and local level.
- Become familiar with the possible strategies which help in communities to be resilient to changing climate, community participation and strengthening and sustainability at village level.
- Build capacity building strategies for the village level communities and helping them understand the climate change and possible adaptation strategies.
Science of Climate Change
- Geological Time Scale & Natural Climate Change
- History of Climate Change & How the climate is stabilized
- Essential/Necessary climate conditions for human existence
- Ecosystem Services
- Impact of climate change on human well being
- Anthropogenic climate change
- Present conditions/Current State of the Planet
- Future scenarios
- IPCC, MEA, CBD Reports & MDGs
- Likely Impact on India
- National Action Plans & Missions
- Current Status & Gaps
Response to Climate Change
- Mitigation through Adaptation
- Mal-adaptation and Pro-active Adaptation
- Paradigms of CCA
- Continuum Framework
- Sustainable Development and CCA
- Biodiversity/Ecosystem based CCA
- Five Capitals Approach to CCA
- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Current Economic Paradigms and CCA
- Exposure to some tools to facilitate CCA
- How to design a project for CCA
- Introduction to Cynefin Framework
dealing with complexity
- Multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary to trans-disciplinary
- Where to use
Where not to use experts
- Designing small no-regret probes for CCA
- Participatory effort in CCA
Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) village
The course will be conducted in English and Hindi/Marathi.
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