Capacity Building Needs Assessment on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation



The three main objectives of this two-week capacity building project were: 1) To identify the existing climate change adaptation and mitigation measures implemented by local governments and government departments in water availability and management, agriculture, forestry and poverty; 2) To analyse and assess the training needs of local governments and government departments on the knowledge of climate change, and adaptation and mitigation methodologies, in water availability and management, agriculture, forestry and poverty; and 3) To prepare the background for a training programme (objectives, content, course distribution, and adapted training materials) of such local governments and government departments, in water management and availability, agriculture, forestry and poverty.

The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD), in coordination with IPADE Fundacio, a Spanish NGO working in the north-western mountainous provinces of Vietnam (Lai Chau and Lao Cai),  carried out a capacity building needs assessment of the local authorities in Lai Chau and Lao Cai.

The project aimed to align the work of SRD and IPADE with that of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and CIRUM (Culture Identity and Resource Use Management) with the objective of strengthening the results of each organisation’s work by coordinating the work plans of each organisation and by facilitating access and connections with local governments and communities.

Stakeholder engagement and participation

The project will engage with and train key local stakeholders in the provinces in which they operate. There will be feedback workshops at the provincial level to gather stakeholders' comments on the findings and recommendations of the study. The study team will then integrate the workshops outputs into the comprehensive final report. Comprehensive workshop in Hanoi will also be held to present the results of the study to the international and Vietnamese stakeholders working in the field of Climate Change.