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


LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The two-day conference of the regional ICT-Asia program of France kicked off on 25 May 2015 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). The event is held annually to help enhance the capability of Asian countries in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).

Read more: France’s ICT-Asia 2015 kicks off


The participants and organizers of the Regional Knowledge Sharing Writeshop on CCA in ISARD pose for posterity. Photo includes Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, at the center, front row; to his left, Commissioner Naderev M. Saño of the Climate Change Commission, Philippines; and Dr. Rodel D. Lasco, Scientific Director of OML Center. Dr. Percy E. Sajise, SEARCA Senior Fellow and Technical Coordinator of the writeshop, is third from the right, front row.

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Southeast Asia stands to lose a lot in terms of agricultural production and stability if there is no urgent, sustained action to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation in the region, warns Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Saño during a knowledge event here.

Read more: COMM. SAÑO TELLS SCIENTISTS: ‘Agriculture is part of the solution to climate change’


SEARCA has announced the winners of the 2014 photo contest with the theme Climate Change and Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Faces of Vulnerability and Resilience. The contest, which ran from 15 September to 30 November 2014, received 1225 entries submitted by 341 photographers from all 11 countries in Southeast Asia—Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. SEARCA Photo Contest 2014 awarded entries that best captured how vulnerable Southeast Asian agricultural communities are to climate change or what these communities are doing to respond to the challenges of climate change.

Read more: Indonesian and Vietnamese photographers win 2014 SEARCA Photo Contest


ard2014-groupMAKATI, Philippines – Over 400 participants from 20 countries joined in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD2014) in Southeast Asia held on 12-13 November at the Makati Shangri-La Manila, Philippines.

Read more: SEARCA holds 2nd international conference on ARD


giz-thai-doa-and-searca-hold-the-final-workshop-of-the-asean-climate-resilience-network-crn-on-the-promotion-of-rice-and-other-crops-2MAKATI, Philippines – The ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) formalized the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (CRN) that tackled the Promotion of Resilience in Rice, Corn and Other Crops in its 3rd and final special workshop held on 10 November 2014 at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.

Read more: GIZ, Thai DOA, and SEARCA hold the final workshop of the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (CRN)...


LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twenty participants representing various sectors and stakeholders from the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector participated in the third training-workshop on “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Policies, Plans and Investments” held on 7-10 October 2014 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.

Read more: 20 Philippine Aggie and Fisheries Reps Learn Climate Proofing Method



JAKARTA, Indonesia – The ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) is a programme funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to support the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) in addressing three interrelated issues confronting the region---food insecurity, poverty, and climate change. Now on its Phase II, the ASFCC consists of five implementing Partners, namely, Center for Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Non-timber Forest Products-Exchange Program (NTFP-EP), The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), and SEARCA.

Read more: SEARCA participates in the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC)...


SEARCA has just released two monographs from the Philippine component of the International Development Research Center (IDRC)-funded project entitled Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia, which SEARCA implemented in cooperation with the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).

Read more: SEARCA publishes two monographs on climate change


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