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AZEECON ToT on Community-Managed Climate Change Actions

AZEECON ToT on Community-Managed Climate Change Actions held in Dhaka

The Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation among Smallholder Farming Communities’ has been concluded. The 4-day training was a follow-up session of Course 2 facilitated by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) with support of Asian Zone Emergency & Environment Cooperation Network (AZEECON). RDRS Bangladesh organized the training event during 28-31 March 2016 in Dhaka.

A total of 12 participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal attended in the training. Mr Wilson John D. Barbon and Mr Jerome L. Montemayor from IIRR Philippines facilitated the training course.

Background of AZEECON-IIRR Training

IIRR is working in partnership with AZEECON in implementing a 3-year capacity development program for AZEECON members. This program includes the conduct of training courses and follow-up sessions every year. The goal of these courses and succeeding follow-up sessions is to provide the participants the basic knowledge and skills to facilitate and sustain community-managed climate change actions.

All the courses included a review of basic topics on climate change science and impacts and the use of participatory approaches. The sessions are also designed around the rights-based approach perspective. Since the courses are intended for trainers, IIRR have integrated on a daily basis, methodological reflections to discuss with the participants the training methodologies that IIRR used during the day’s sessions.

The first training course was conducted in June 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia followed by a follow-up session in Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 2014. The second course was conducted on June 2015 in Puri district in Orissa, India.

Description of the Follow-Up Training

In order to enhance further participants’ learning from the Course 2 was held in last June 2015 in India, IIRR conducted the follow-up capacity enhancement training-session in Dhaka, Bangladesh in March 2016. The follow-up session focused on building capacities to capture, document and promote the work on climate change towards scaling-up and wider adoption of the participant’s program. The follow-up training discussed on the key highlights of the first training and key lessons learned from the sessions. At the end of the training in Orissa, India, the participants came up with a 6-month action plan on how they will integrate climate change adaptation strategies in their respective organizations’ programs. In this follow-up training, the participants shared their experience in implementing their action plans. They also shared the results, challenges and learning that they experiences in implementing them.

In addition to the sharing, additional topics were discussed to complement the learning in the second course. These topics include principles, tools and methods in participatory documentation and effective case study writing.

Objectives

This training seeks to enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants in engaging and mobilizing communities towards designing and implementing adaptation programs for food security and livelihoods. Specifically, at the end of the training, the participants shall have:

  1. Articulated basic principles on the importance of documentation for mainstreaming, advocating and mobilizing resources for CCA in livelihoods;
  2. Learn about the basic elements and steps in making case studies, policy papers, writeshops and participatory video;
  3. Started writing their own case studies and stories of their work on climate change adaptation at the community level; and
  4. Developed action plan to design and support resilience building programs of the communities they work with or related programs of their organization.

 Content

This training course was followed by 5 sessions of classroom-type discussions and exercises as follows:

Session 1: Presentation and Sharing of Participants’ Experience on CCA in Livelihoods and Food Security Programming.

Session 2: Participatory Documentation for CCA Programs

Session 3: Case Study Writing Workshop

Session 4: Preliminary Discussion of AZEECON Publications on Good Practices in CCA in Livelihoods and Food Security Programming

Session 5: Action planning to prepare for the 2016 Training-Workshop.

The training was ended up with following action plan for the Course 3: i) Participatory Communications, ii) Policy Advocacy, iii) Resource Mobilisation, and iv) Gender Dimensions. The next AZEECON-IIRR training is scheduled for 19-26 July 2016 in Indonesia.

The Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation among Smallholder Farming Communities’ has been concluded today in Dhaka. The 4-day ToT was a follow-up training facilitated by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) with support of Asian Zone Emergency & Environment Cooperation Network (AZEECON). RDRS Bangladesh organized the training event during 28-31 March 2016 at its Dhaka premise. A total of 12 participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal attended in the training.The Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation among Smallholder Farming Communities’ has been concluded today in Dhaka. The 4-day ToT was a follow-up training facilitated by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) with support of Asian Zone Emergency & Environment Cooperation Network (AZEECON). RDRS Bangladesh organized the training event during 28-31 March 2016 at its Dhaka premise. A total of 12 participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal attended in the training.

 

The Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation among Smallholder Farming Communities’ has been concluded today in Dhaka. The 4-day ToT was a follow-up training facilitated by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) with support of Asian Zone Emergency & Environment Cooperation Network (AZEECON). RDRS Bangladesh organized the training event during 28-31 March 2016 at its Dhaka premise. A total of 12 participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal attended in the training.The Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation among Smallholder Farming Communities’ has been concluded today in Dhaka. The 4-day ToT was a follow-up training facilitated by the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) with support of Asian Zone Emergency & Environment Cooperation Network (AZEECON). RDRS Bangladesh organized the training event during 28-31 March 2016 at its Dhaka premise. A total of 12 participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal attended in the training.

 

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