SEA Change synthesis reportOctober 25, 2013
Climate change represents one of the most formidable and real challenges facing the globe. Scientists, policy makers, and practitioners across government, private sector and the not-for-profit sectors are struggling to find effective ways to mitigate and adapt to the increasingly disruptive effects of both catastrophic and incremental changes to ecosystems and livelihoods of people.
In particular, climate change severely affects poor and vulnerable populations who live in marginalized areas with few or no alternate choices of livelihoods.
Pact has collaborated in an extensive report that represents a synthesis and summary of frameworks for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation (CCA) interventions, with a specific focus on international development projects and programs.
The report provides practicioners a detailed synthesis of current adaptation M&E resources, frameworks and approaches for an easy identification of information and tools. Also, the report provides a brief analysis of the “state of play” of adaptation M&E guidance, identifying key themes and reflecting upon gaps and future priorities.
About SEA Change Community of Practice: The SEA Change Community of Practice (CoP) was established to fill the gap in the Southeast Asia region regarding knowledge dissemination on the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change interventions. Founded through a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, SEA Change has established a membership base throughout Asia and other parts of the world of 700+ individuals from 80 different countries and 200 different organizations. The CoP connects members from governmental institutions, foundations, private sector, NGOs, civil society and academic organizations.
Originally initiated in the Southeast Asia region, SEA Change now focuses on the entire Asian continent and beyond. The operational focus is shifting from knowledge dissemination by means of newsletters, online resource library and webinars towards knowledge generation through working papers, speaking engagements, working groups and the development of e-learning materials.