Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework Learning Events

Learning Events

SEARCA’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia aims to contribute to an enabled environment for rural poverty reduction and food security via built capacities and institutions that ensure climate change resiliency in agricultural production and sustainable natural resource management in Southeast Asia.

After a successful run of the first training programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) on 21 August to 1 September 2017, we are pleased to inform you that the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology, in cooperation with UNDP, have now opened the call for applications to participate in the second run of this training programme.

The ECCA course will take place between 12-23 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand (exact location to be confirmed). It will aim to equip government officials and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific with economic tools necessary to assess and evaluate various interventions for designing climate adaptation projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans, and access climate finance for adaptation action.To apply, follow the application process in the  ECCA website. Only applications submitted through this site will be accepted. Call for applications will remain open until 11 December 2017.

About ECCA

Course Content:

  •   Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific
  •  Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options
  • Proposal development

Target Audience:

  •  Policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private sector, who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans
  •  Experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments   

Each run of the training course is limited to 25 participants as follows:

  • Ten participants from target countries of the UNDP Economics of Climate Change Adaptation capacity building programme, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses
  •  Five participants from Thailand and ten participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis

The course is free of charge for all participants. The self-funded participants need to cover their travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.

The agenda and other information from the first run held in August 2017 can be found here for reference.  For more information, please check our FAQs or contact RRC.AP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Policies, Plans and Investments: A Training-workshop for the Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Sector
7-10 Oct 2014
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Background and Rationale

Among the various economic sectors, agriculture is the most vulnerable to climate change affecting billions of people who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and food security. Given the country’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change and experience on extreme weather events, the Philippine government has taken considerable measures to address the growing threats to humans and adverse effects to the environment of climate change. Policy makers enacted laws and put in place a comprehensive set of policies, programs and institutions to help identify strategies and actions towards mitigation of and adaptation to global climate change.

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Fifth Executive Forum on Leadership Excellence in Academe Program for Southeast Asia
20–24 January 2014
Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia

Program Background and Rationale

From 1993 to 2003, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted the Advanced Higher Education Administrator Development (AHEAD) Course for 937 executives and potential executives of higher education institutions, most of which were offering agricultural programs in the Southeast Asian region. Aptly named, AHEAD was undertaken so that Southeast Asian higher education administrators would not lag behind their counterpart institutions in other areas of the world.

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2014 SEARCA-Beahrs ELP Training Scholarship for Environmental Leadership in Southeast Asia
6–26 July 2014
University of California Berkeley, USA


An annual training scholarship that enables a promising Southeast Asian professional from an influential organization engaged in sustainable agriculture, rural development or natural resource management to participate in the University of California Berkeley - Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) interdisciplinary summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management.

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