Capacity Building

International training: Two agricultural extension officers from the pilot districts (Siraha and Arghakanchi) were trained on Climate Risk Management and Community Based Disaster Risk Management respectively in Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok. The participants of the international training programme shared their experiences and application in the project activities during the national level training programmes.

International field visit:Eleven experts nominated by the Government of Nepal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Department of Livestock Services and farmer Organizations participated in the international field visit to Bangladesh to learn from FAO’s Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change (LACC) Project. The experts visited north west Bangladesh (barind area) to learn from the success stories of drought management practices. The experts shared their experiences with Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Dhaka.

Introductory Training on CCA and DRM: Introductory Training Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture Sector was conducted on 7-9 April, 2009 at Kathmandu. Forty participants attended the training programme. The topic covered include: climate impact and vulnerability patterns; concepts of climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM); community based adaptation and disaster risk management tools and methods; adaptation options; early warning systems (EWS); and tools to evaluate and prioritize adaptation and disaster risk management practices.

Community based approaches for CCA and DRM: Three days national level training on “Community Based Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture” was organized on 22 – 24 Nov 2009. Over 30 participants drawn mainly from Department of Agriculture (DoA), Department of Livestock Services (DLS), Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC), Agriculture Development Officers (ADOs) from District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) in Kapilvastu, Siraha, Udaipur, Arghakanchi, Surkhet and Banke districts attended the training.

Training on CBA e-learning tool: Two days training on CBA e-learning tool from 26 - 27 July, 2010 was organized at the national level. The hands-on e-learning tool training was provided to the participants in 8 groups to promote self-learning and hands on exercises. Participants were able to learn case studies on community based adaptation to CCA and DRM. There were 33 participants from various disciplines and organizations attended the training programme. The feedback from the participants is very positive and considered very specific and highly relevant to their work.

Field trips for the district level field officers and farmer groups: Four days field trip for 25 district level field officers and representatives of farmer organizations to other hazard prone districts was undertaken to introduce DRM and Climate Change Adaptation interventions to facilitate mutual learning and exchange of good practices.

District level training workshops: Four two days training workshop for district (Arghakanchi, Udaipur, Siraha, Kapilvastu, Surkhet, Bhanke) level stakeholders on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation together with orientation to prepare district disaster management plans was conducted between July and September 2009. The orientation meetings as part of the training workshop discussed the district DRM plan with all the stakeholders.

Village Development Committee (VDC) level training workshops: Twelve one day training workshops and orientation meetings for all the 12 selected VDC level community based organization representatives, farmer groups and other relevant vulnerable group representatives on disaster risk management and climate change adaptation and community mobilization together with orientation to preparation of district disaster risk management plans (1 day training workshop in each selected 12 VDCs in 4 districts)

Mid-term project workshop: A mid-term project workshop was organized in October 2009. The workshop was organized to assess ways and means to improve linkages and mainstreaming climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness activities in a cross sectoral way and to assess progress, correct actions if needed and identify potential further areas to focus on in order to complete project interventions successfully.
last updated:  Friday, January 4, 2013