The Role of Capacity Development in Unleashing Community Responses to Climate Change Adaptation<br />Paul Cowles and Jaspe...
Autonomous vs Planned Adaptation<br />Increase Resilience & Adaptive Capacity<br />Technical Capacity Development<br />Agr...
What is capacity development?<br />Capacity development is a continuous process that fosters the abilities and agency of i...
Capacity Development Continuum<br />Strategic Planning<br />Agricultural Practices<br />Networking <br />Implementation<br...
In Sudan Pact has worked extensively in Southern Sudan building capacity in conflict management and particularly supportin...
In South Africa Pact has supported local NGOs to develop stronger MERL systems in HIV AIDS Programs. <br />The learning as...
In Kenya Pact developed capacity among community based organizations (CBO) to manage eco-tourism investments through equit...
Supports the development of skills, abilities, processes and systems, but also supports the development of agency – actors...
Key Conclusions:Capacity Development for autonomous climate change adaptation:<br />Is a continuous process. Specific capa...
Creates a clear and necessary linkage between capacity developmentand social change. <br />Key Conclusions:Capacity Develo...
Results in capacity which, once developed, exists beyond the life of a development intervention or project, and can be app...
Thank You !<br />
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Paul Cowles: The role of capacity development in unleashing community responses to climate change adaptation

  1. 1. The Role of Capacity Development in Unleashing Community Responses to Climate Change Adaptation<br />Paul Cowles and Jasper Morara<br />Pact Inc. and Pact Kenya<br />
  2. 2. Autonomous vs Planned Adaptation<br />Increase Resilience & Adaptive Capacity<br />Technical Capacity Development<br />Agricultural practices or crop varieties.<br />Disaster Risk Reduction<br />General Capacity Development – Governance, learning, M&E, strategic planning, networking, building partnerships, conflict management, etc. etc.<br />How do we support “autonomous” climate change adaptation?<br />
  3. 3. What is capacity development?<br />Capacity development is a continuous process that fosters the abilities and agency of individuals, organizations, and communities to overcome challenges and contribute towards positive social change. <br />Though often developed in response to an immediate and specific issue, it is critical that capacities are adaptable to future opportunities and challenges.<br />
  4. 4. Capacity Development Continuum<br />Strategic Planning<br />Agricultural Practices<br />Networking <br />Implementation<br />Management<br />Governance<br />Systems<br />Advocacy<br />Adaptive <br />Management<br />DRR <br />responses<br />Financial <br />Management<br />Thought <br />Leadership<br />Conflict Management<br />Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning<br />
  5. 5. In Sudan Pact has worked extensively in Southern Sudan building capacity in conflict management and particularly supporting communities to blend traditional and more modern conflict resolution techniques to deal with disputes, mainly over natural resources. <br />Conflict Management in Sudan<br />
  6. 6. In South Africa Pact has supported local NGOs to develop stronger MERL systems in HIV AIDS Programs. <br />The learning aspect of MERL is particularly important. It has enabled NGOs (and the communities they serve) better understand the effectiveness of their interventions and to adapt and change approaches when conditions change. <br />Supporting Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning (MERL) In South Africa<br />
  7. 7. In Kenya Pact developed capacity among community based organizations (CBO) to manage eco-tourism investments through equitable partnerships with the private sector.<br />Communities are now able to recognize new opportunities and adapt and change existing partnerships to ensurethey receive equitable benefits.<br />Developing capacity to manage investments and partnerships for the long term in Kenya.<br />
  8. 8. Supports the development of skills, abilities, processes and systems, but also supports the development of agency – actors that are empowered to take ownership of their own destinies. <br />Key Conclusions:Capacity Development for autonomous climate change adaptation:<br />
  9. 9. Key Conclusions:Capacity Development for autonomous climate change adaptation:<br />Is a continuous process. Specific capacities are developed or achieved, but Capacity writ large is not something that can be achieved immediately,through a singletraining or workshop. <br />
  10. 10. Creates a clear and necessary linkage between capacity developmentand social change. <br />Key Conclusions:Capacity Development for autonomous climate change adaptation:<br />
  11. 11. Results in capacity which, once developed, exists beyond the life of a development intervention or project, and can be applied to future challenges and opportunities.<br />Key Conclusions:Capacity Development for autonomous climate change adaptation:<br />
  12. 12. Thank You !<br />
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