Managing Project Preparation for Climate Change Adaptation
11-15 September 2017
This training programme aims to develop skills that are essential for engaging in or supervising the preparation of bankable climate change adaptation projects that effectively address the most important adaptation needs, while attending to the requirements of specific international financial institutions.
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 international financial institutions (e.g. procurement, financial management, economic and financial analysis, financial and operational sustainability, risk assessment and risk management)
The methodology and training materials for the training programme have been developed under the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project. The training programme is offered under the umbrella of the Climate Change Asia initiative. It is jointly organized by the Asian Institute of Technology and the United Nations Development Programme.
Policy and technical staff from national governments, non-governmental organisations, academia and the private sector who are involved in national adaptation planning process and/or development of project proposals on climate change adaptation, or will perform such tasks in the future.
A total of 25 participants consisting 15 fully-funded and 10 self-funded. Self-funded participants will have to cover travel and accommodation expenses. However, course fee, meals, and training materials will be provided free of charge to self-funded participants.
It is expected that the training programme will provide basic tools to help participants develop a “roadmap” for moving from a project concept to a project design document, which could later be developed into a full-fledged proposal to access suitable financing sources, including from both domestic and international options. The training programme will also familiarize participants with basic concepts associated with blended finance and public-private partnerships to strengthen scaling-up and sustainability of the proposed concepts.