Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia (CChAMSEA) Framework News


MANILA, Philippines – SEARCA, in association with the ERGONS Project Marketing Consultants (EPMC), presented to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) the findings of the bio-physical impact and vulnerability assessments (VA) on the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) on 4 February 2014. The study is a component of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded technical assistance entitled, Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the UMRBPL: Demonstrating the Eco-town Framework. The project covers five local government units (LGUs) in the province of Rizal, namely: Antipolo City, Baras, Rodriguez, San Mateo, and Tanay.

Read more: SEARCA-ERGONS present bio-physical and vulnerability assessments on the Upper Marikina River...


SEARCA, the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and the General Directorate of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia will jointly organize the Tenth Policy Roundtable on Building Capacities for Agricultural Competitiveness of Transition Countries in Southeast Asia with the theme Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector towards Food Security in Southeast Asiain Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 6-7 February 2014.

Read more: SEARCA, APAN, and MAFF partner to organize Policy Roundtable on Mainstreaming Climate Change...


PATTAYA, Thailand – SEARCA facilitated the project’s kick-off meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-German Programme on Climate Change (GAP-CC) funded project titled, ASEAN Network on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and other Crops on 20 January 2014 in Nong Nooch Garden Resort, Pattaya, Thailand. GAP-CC aims to support ASEAN in further advancing the implementation of regionally coordinated strategies and policies for food security and climate protection within its Member States in agriculture and forestry sectors.

Read more: SEARCA conducts the kick-off meeting for the promotion of climate resilience in rice and other...


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The IDRC-funded project titled “Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia” covering the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam held its Final Project Workshop on 7-9 January 2014 at the Mekong View Tower, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The three-year project will conclude on 16 January 2014.

Thirty-four participants from the country research teams, local government units (LGUs), the funding agency, a non-government organization, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (RUPP) attended the workshop.

Read more: SEARCA participates in the concluding activity of the IDRC project on climate change adaptation


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC)/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in cooperation with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will hold the Special ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) Kick-Off Workshop on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and Other Crops on 21–22 January 2014 at the Ebina Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Read more: SEARCA, ASEAN, GIZ Special ATWGARD to conduct Kick-Off Workshop on the Promotion of Climate...


searca-and-ergons-to-conduct-training-on-vulnerability-assessment-in-upper-marikina-river-basin-protected-landscape2222SEARCA and ERGONS Project Marketing Consultants, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Climate Change Commission (CCC), and the Provincial Government of Rizal, will conduct a one-day training orientation on Vulnerability Assessment and NRM Methodologies on 18 December 2013 in Antipolo City, Rizal. The activity would serve as a venue for skills development and knowledge sharing to enhance the understanding, technical knowledge, and capacities of key technical staff/units of UMRBPL partner-local government units (LGUs) and Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) members.

Read more: SEARCA and ERGONS to conduct training on vulnerability assessment in Upper Marikina River Basin...


searca graduate alumni holds conference on enhancing smallholders capacity towards food security and climate change adaptationVIENTIANE, Lao PDR - The SEARCA graduate alumni have long recognized that climate change is a serious issue in the region as its affects smallholders and eventually food security. This was affirmed during the 1stRegional SEARCA Fellows Association (RSFA) Regional Conference on Food Security and Climate Change with the theme “Enhancing smallholders capacity towards food security and climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia” on 4-5 December 2013, which was hosted by the National University of Laos (NUOL) at Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Read more: SEARCA Graduate Alumni holds conference on enhancing smallholders’ capacity towards food security...


searca joins the asfn as the newest supporting partner through the asfccBOGOR, Indonesia – The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) is a government-driven social forestry network that links government forestry policy-makers directly with members of the civil society, research organizations, academe, the private sectors, and experts of related fields sharing the common vision of growth of social forestry in all ASEAN Member Countries. ASFN aims to promote policy and practices of social forestry for sustainable forest management and participation in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Read more: SEARCA joins the ASFN as the newest supporting partner through the ASFCC


As the IDRC-funded project titled “Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia” nears its conclusion, SEARCA and UPLB Project Team held the Final Project Evaluation Workshop on 26 November 2013 at SEARCA, College, Laguna, Philippines.

Read more: Towards the Final Stretch –SEARCA organizes final evaluation workshop of the climate change...


STA. CRUZ, Philippines – The SEARCA-UPLB Project Team of the IDRC-funded project titled “Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Philippine Component” conducted a consultation and project information dissemination meeting with the LIMASMARINA River Basin Council, Inc. (LIMASMARINA) at Max’s Restaurant, Sun Star Mall, Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 17 October 2013. LIMASMARINA is composed of the municipalities of Liliw, Majayjay, Sta. Cruz, Magdalena, Rizal, and Nagcarlan. In the meeting, the results of the project were presented and strategies on how to obtain funding support for the climate change adaptation proposals prepared during the training-workshop on “Adaptation Project Proposal Development and Fund Mobilization” held on 25 to 28 June 2013 at Richmonde Hotel were discussed.

Read more: Meeting of minds on climate change adaptation - SEARCA, UPLB and LIMASMARINA River Basin Council