Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation

Training course on "Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation"
16-20 January, 2017

The training on managing project preparation for climate change adaptation  is a comprehensive five (5) day training program to enable government officials to prepare fundable project proposals for climate change adaptation. The training is organised by Climate Change Asia (CCA), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Introduction and Rationale

This workshop  is designed to enable and empower participants to develop bankable climate change adaptation project proposals, and responds to well-documented and clearly identified capacity gaps. The target audience for the training is national level government officials that are currently, or will potentially be developing adaptation projects.

Overview and Objectives

This workshop aims to develop skills among project proponents that are essential for engaging in or supervising the preparation of a bankable climate change adaptation projects that effectively address the most important adaptation needs while attending to the goals and requirements of specific financiers.  These skills include:

  • Prioritizing adaptation needs according to environmental and socio-economic criteria
  • Identifying financing sources and their requirements
  • Understanding and complying with fiduciary requirements of financiers (e.g. procurement, financial management, economic and financial analysis, financial and operational sustainability, risk assessment and risk management)

The desired outcome of the workshop is to provide basic tools to help participants develop a "roadmap" for moving from project concept to project design document some of which could later be developed into a full-fledged proposal to access suitable financing sources, including from both domestic and international options.  While during 5 days it is impossible to complete a fully developed project design document, it is possible to leverage the experience and expertise of the UNDP and the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project to develop a clear plan which outlines the steps, responsibility, and timeline for completing the project design document as well as to identify where additional necessary support can be mobilized.  At the same time, the workshop will familiarize participants' basic concepts associated with blended finance and public-private partnerships to strengthen scaling-up and sustainability of the proposed concepts.  Skills developed in this course will enable participants to eventually develop proposals for larger funds, including the Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund.


Bangkok, Thailand

Contact Information

Keith Bettinger
Team Leader for Capacity Building
USAID Adapt Asia Pacific

Training Flyer


Day 1

8:30 am- 9:00 amRegistration, Opening Remarks, Group Photo
9:00am- 11:00amSession 1: Project Concept Presentations
11:00am-1:00pmSession 2: Understanding the Financial Landscape  ADAPT
1:00 pm-2:00pmLunch
2:00pm-3:30pmSession 3: Climate Change Processes and Impacts  ADAPT
3:30 pm-3:45pmCoffee break
3:45pm-5:30pmGroup Work

 Day 2 

9:00am-10:30amSession 4: Planning within Existing Frameworks  ADAPT
10:30am-10:45amCoffee Break
10:45am-12:30pmSession 5: Understanding Risk Management System  UNDP
1:30pm-5:30pmSession 6: Understanding and Articulating the "Problem" inclusive of group work session  ADAPT

Day 3

9:00am-10:30am  Session 7: Narrowing the Options A: Economic Considerations  ADAPT/UNDP
10:30am-10:45am  Coffee Break
10:45am-12:30pm  Session 8: Narrowing the Options B: Social & Environmental Considerations ADAPT
12:30pm-1:30pm  Lunch
1:30pm-5:30pm  Session 9: Developing a Vertical Logic inclusive of group work session  ADAPT

Day 4 

9:00am-10:30amSession 10: Designing a Public-Private Partnership  UNDP
10:30am-10:45amCoffee Break
10:45am-12:30pmSession 11: Traditional Blended Finance Projects  UNDP
1:45pm-3:00pmSession 12: Management of Design Phase Tasks  ADAPT
3:00pm-3:15pmCoffee Break
3:15 pm- 5:30pm Group Work

Day 5

9:00am-10:30am  Session 13: Monitoring and Evaluation  ADAPT
10:30am-10:45am  Coffee Break
10:45am-12:30pm  Session 14: Question/Answer with expert panel
12:30pm-1:30pm  Lunch
1:30pm-5:30pm  Session 15: Final Participant Presentations and Next Steps
5:30pm—6:00pm  Wrap up, evaluation, and closing