Capacity Development of Local Climate Change Communicators in Vulnerable Upland Communities in Southeast Asia
|Project Summary||The project is a collaborative project among the member-institutions of the Southeast Asian |
Network for Agroforestry Education (SEANAFE). These include the Philippine Agroforestry Education and Research Network (PAFERN), Indonesia Network for Agroforestry Education (INAFE), Vietnam Network for Agroforestry Education (VNAFE), and the Lao Network for Agroforestry Education (LaoNAFE). This project aims to develop the capabilities of at least 24 farmer-leaders as climate change communicators in the selected upland communities in the four collaborating countries. This project aims to provide training activities for local technicians and selected farmer-trainers around the science of climate change, its issues and impacts on agricultural production, health and the environment; and the appropriate climate change adaptation practices; produce easy-to-learn and farmer-friendly information materials about climate change; and, organize a localized climate change awareness program in the most strategic upland community in each collaborating country with the local climate change communicators as the lead persons. To achieve these objectives, the project collaborators will organize a Regional Training of Local Climate Change Communicators for at least 24 local technicians and farmers; draft climate change information materials during the regional training; and, organize a Local Climate Change Awareness Program. The project team will also develop a policy brief that is addressed to the local policy-making bodies (at the village/tambon level) that will pave the way forthe scaling-up of this capacity-building approach.
The project will run for two years which will be facilitated by the project collaborators from the four collaborating countries. The SEANAFE Secretariat, which is based in the Philippines, will provide the technical and administrative backstopping all throughout the project implementation.
|Project Leader||Dr. Wilfredo M. Carandang, |
Executive Director, Southeast Asian Network for Agroforestry Education (SEANAFE)
|Project Collaborators||Roberto G. Visco, |
University of the Philippines Los Banos
National University of Laos
Lampung University, Indonesia
Tay Nguyen University
|Countries Involved||Indonesia, Philippines, Lao PDR and Viet Nam|
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“Capacity Development of Local Climate Change Communicators in Vulnerable Upland Communities in Southeast Asia,” APN E-Lib, accessed March 23, 2017, http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1983.
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