The Joint Climate Change Initiative of
Capacity Development of Cambodian NGOs
Through a series of eight workshops (see details on the next page), including two field-based, JCCI partners are going through a comprehensive learning process on climate change, also including methods for stakeholder cooperation, potential responses to climate change and an organizational self-assessment. The end product of the learning process is for JCCI partners to develop a climate change project and integrating this into their existing
Alongside the series of workshops, Cambodian advisors are working with on-going coaching and mentoring to support the partner organizations in community based investigations leading up to the development of their pilot project proposals.
“Participating Cambodian NGOs have the
capacity to integrate climate change issues
into their programme plans, and are working
authorities on climate change issues for the
design and implementation of projects that
build local adaptation capacity and resilience
within the Millennium Development Goals
Activities included in the JCCI Learning Process
MODULE 1: CLIMATE CHANGE CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICES
Building a general understanding around climate change; the cause and impact of a changing climate; concepts and regional responses, e.g. mitigation, disaster-risk reduction, adaptation, and resilience building.
MODULE 2: MULTI-STAKEHOLDER RIGHTS BASED APPROACHES AND VULNERABILITY RISK REDUCTION ASSESSMENTS
Understanding Rights Based Approaches (RBAs) and vulnerability risk reduction assessment tools used to investigate and detail a ‘climate change impact’ situation; how stakeholders are and could potentially cooperate to improve local adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change impacts.
FIELD PRACTICUM 1: CLIMATE CHANGE FIELD-BASED SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS AND CONSULTATION
Participants gain practical skills in facilitating a multi-stakeholder village and commune level vulnerability risk reduction assessment; outlining local adaptation issues and strategies in play, to adaptation and resilience building need, to challenges and barriers in meeting these needs successfully.
MODULE 3: EXPLORATION OF POTENTIAL RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Learning from climate change programme and project experiences in the region from a perspective of what and how to deliver a climate change response; bringing about ‘must have’ features in the development of model climate change response; and the integration of investigative work from field-based investigations into a Program/Project Development Logical Framework.
MODULE 4: STAKEHOLDER COOPERATION: A RIGHTS BASED APPROACH INVESTIGATION INTO POWER, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE BUILDING
Focus is placed on investigating climate change vulnerabilities that can be inherently created when the rights, roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders are hindered and or not supported. Emphasis is placed on people; creating awareness through investigation and consultation, and on finding the right option/s that could bring together a collective understanding of shared roles and responsibilities that build community resilience to climate change impacts.
FIELD PRACTICUM 2: CLIMATE CHANGE FIELD-BASED FUCTIONAL ANALYSIS AND CONSULTATION
Participants gain practical skills in facilitating a multi-stakeholder village, commune, and provincial level functional assessment. This process builds from the 1st field-based practicum, i.e. what needs to be done; the functional assessment focuses on how to get it done through multi-stakeholder cooperation. Participants employ a series of tools – key hazard/ capacity gap analysis, creative solution development, role and responsibility development, stakeholder analysis, appreciative relationship building, and capacity development assessment. Focus is also on unpacking how community rights and their relationships with the development sector are expressed; how to use this information in the development of strategic advocacy initiatives.
MODULE 5: CAPACITY, OPPORTUNITY, AND INSTITUTIONAL NEEDS
This module builds on ideas surfaced in past modules, and from information generated through field based investigations, both situational and functional assessments, by way of assessing an organizations readiness to undertake their proposed climate change responses for integration. The main tool put forth is an Organizational Self-Assessment (OSA), helping to further refine climate change response options for integration and the capacities needed to put these into action. The module ends with moving the OSA towards the incorporation of specific institutional/ organizational capacity development needs within proposed pilot project designs.