Catalyzing Capacity for Action
In early 2016, the Climate Change Asia (CCA) initiative was established at the Asian Institute of Technology. It aims to build capacities of governments and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to access and manage climate finance as a means to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
Since its inception, the initiative has contributed to building the capacities of 185 government officers, decision makers and other stakeholders from 22 countries through seven workshops and training programmes convened in four countries across Asia and the Pacific. Specialized training materials were developed taking advantage of good practices and lessons learned from the region and around the world and with the involvement of prominent regional experts. The effectiveness of these capacity building activities was assessed through pre- and post-training evaluations, indicating an average knowledge improvement of 99.6 per cent on the key topics and an average of 90 per cent rating (excellent) on various aspects of the training delivery.