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Southern Voices - CANSA Workshop Brochure

  1. 1.       Southern  Voices  on  Climate  Change  Workshop     April  22-­‐23,  2014   Kathmandu,  Nepal     Advocating  for  Pro-­‐poor  Adaptation   Policies  –  Developing  the  Joint  Adaptation   Standards    
  2. 2.         2     Table  of  Contents   About  the  Programme  .......................................  3   Joint  Standards  for  National  Adaptation   Planning  – Version Zero  ....................................  4   Message  From  Organisers  ................................  5   Agenda  ....................................................................  7   Participants  List  and  Profiles  ......................  11                                
  3. 3.         3   About  the  Programme       The  two-­‐day  workshop  entitled Advocating for Pro-Poor Policies Developing the Joint Adaptation Standards, is  co-­‐ organised   between   the   Climate   Action   Network   South   Asia   and   the   Southern   Voices   Secretariat   in   Copenhagen.  The  focus  of  the  workshop  will  be  divided   between Joint Adaptation Standards (JAS) – Developing a Tool for Civil Society Advocacy and Monitoring and Evaluation of Advocacy Interventions – Testing the JAS.   The   CANSA-­‐SV   workshop   is   set   out   to   serve   two   purposes:   1)  For  Asian  participants  in  the  Southern  Voices  Phase  2   programme   the   workshop   serves   as   the   2nd   regional   workshop   –   focusing   on   training   in   advocacy   in   influencing  national  adaptation  policies;   2)   For   networks   participating   in   the   new   Southern   Voices   on   Adaptation   project   2014-­‐15   it   serves   as   the   first  joint  start-­‐up  workshop  which  aims  at  developing  a   first  version  of  the  Joint  Adaptation  Standards  to  inform   civil   society   advocacy   on   national   adaptation   policies.   Attached   see   the   two   page   introduction   to   the   project   and  the  JAS.   From   the   organisers   we   find   that   we   can   achieve   synergy  and  cross-­‐learning  by  joining  the  two  planned   workshops  into  one.            
  4. 4.         4   Joint  Standards  for  National   Adaptation  Planning  – Version Zero   The  Southern  Voices  on  Adaptation  project  is  proposing  a   set   of   principles   by   which   national   policies   and   plans   for   climate  change  adaptation  should  operate.   These principles are intended as a platform for dialogue and joint reflection between civil society and government in each country, in order to review and redefine them in line with national circumstances. Hence they are referred to as the “Joint Adaptation Standards” (JAS). This initial draft draws on inputs from several civil society networks across the world that were invited to kick-start the process. It does not claim to be definitive or exhaustive, but rather aims to reflect faithfully the views expressed so far. It is offered as a starting point for further debate, initially at the Southern Voices workshop in Kathmandu, in April 2014, after which it will be modified and edited into a version for wider circulation.        
  5. 5.         5     Message  From  Organisers   The   Adaptation   Workshop   engaging   NGO   networks   is   very   timely  as  all  developing  countries   are  initiating  National  Adaptation   Plans   and   in   order   to   maximise   the   benefits   of   planning,   all   stakeholders  need  to  put  forward   it's   experience   and   knowledge.    The   NAPs   driving   resilience  at  community  level  can  only  be  ensured,  if  the   planning   is   carried   out   to   attain   standards   that   are   developed   for   inclusive   and   equitable   actions   through   policies.   Thus,   the   Southern   Voices   workshop   will   mobilise  experiences  into  standards  that  can  be  used  to   measure   the   quality   and   effectiveness   of   planning   documents.   Sanjay  Vashist     Director   Climate  Action  Network  South  Asia                    
  6. 6.         6   I   am   looking   forward   to   the   workshop   in   Kathmandu.   It   will   be  exciting  to  pilot  the  new  Joint   Adaptation   Standards   (the   JAS),   and  to  shape  them  together  with   civil   society   actors   from   Asia,   Africa   and   Latin   America.   We   will   also   engage   and   involve   participants   in   testing   tools   for   advocacy  planning,  monitoring  and  evaluation.  We  hope   participants   will   leave   the   workshop   with   better   skills   and   tools   for   climate   change   advocacy,   and   with   more   friends   and   colleagues   reach   out   to   in   the   efforts   to   promote  pro-­‐poor  adaptation  plans.     The  workshop  will  be  the  last  of  the  regional  workshops   in  the  Southern  Voices  phase  2  ending  by  mid  2014.    It   is  also  the  start-­‐up  workshop  and  first  joint  event  in  the   new  project  Southern  Voices  on  Adaptation.  We  hope  to   succeed  in  improving  our  skills  and  tools  for  advocating   for   climate   change   policies   benefiting   those   most   vulnerable  and  affected  by  climate  change.       Peter  With   Southern  Voices  Capacity  Building  Programme     Co-­‐ordinator                
  7. 7.         7   Agenda   Day  One    -­‐  April  22,  2014     JOINT  ADAPTATION  STANDARDS  –  DEVELOPING  A  TOOL   FOR  CIVIL  SOCIETY  ADVOCACY     Time     Content     8:00     Arrival  and  registration  –  tea,  coffee,  breakfast   and  mingling     9:00     Opening  and  welcome  session  -­‐  setting  the   scene  and  objectives  of  the  workshop     Vositha  Wijenayake,  CANSA  Advocacy  Outreach   Officer;  Peter  With,  SV  Coordinator;  Raja  Jarrah,  SV   Consultant,  facilitating  the  workshop     9:30     Ice-­‐breaker  session  to  introduce  participants     Exercise  for  participants  to  get  to  know  each  other   and  their  work  on  adaptation  and  advocacy     10:00     Why  develop  Standards  for  Pro-­‐Poor   Adaptation?     Speakers  from  Southern  Voices  networks  Latin   America,  Asia  and  Africa:     present  input  into  the  Joint  Adaptation  Standards   from  their  SVA  –  inception  workshops     10:45     Tea  break     11:15     International  Framework  for  Adaptation   Policies,  and  the  role  for  civil  society     By  Aarjan  Dixit,  CARE  International     • From  NAPAs  to  National  Adaptation   Programmes,     • UNFCCC  and  the  NAP  Guidelines  of  the   LEG     • Q&A  
  8. 8.         8   11:45     Presentation  of  JAS  version  zero     -­‐  by  Raja  Jarrah,  SV-­‐consultant  (30  min)     • The  process  of  arriving  from  input  to  the   standards     • How  to  test  and  develop  the  JAS,  during   the  workshop  and  beyond     • Q&A  Plenary  Discussion   12:30     Group  Discussion  on  Standards     What  to  add  or  subtract  from  the  standards     13:00     Break  for  lunch     14:00     Outcome  of  group  work  and  summing  up  from   morning  session     14:15     Civil  society  lessons  on  influencing  national   adaptation  policies     Cases  from  Bangladesh,  Kenya  and  Nepal  on  civil   society  advocacy  on  adaptation  policies     15:00     Group  work:  testing  the  relevance  of  JAS  on   Country  Cases  –     Participants  divided  into  groups  to  discuss  how  the   JAS  would  work  on  the  three  case  studies  presented   in  previous  session.  Working  on  questions  such  as:     §  Could  the  JAS  have  served  as  an  advocacy  tool  in   the  advocacy  efforts?  How  to  work  with  the  JAS  in   practice?  Can  lessons  inform  the  JAS?     Including  tea  break     16:00     Feedback  from  groups     16:30     Summing  up  of  the  day   17:30     Business-­‐meeting  SV  on  Adaptation     19.30     Official  Dinner          
  9. 9.         9     Day  Two  -­‐  April  23,  2014     MONITORING  AND  EVALUATION  OF  ADVOCACY   INTERVENTIONS  –  TESTING  THE  JAS     8:00     Breakfast     9:00     Introduction  to  the  day     Recap  from  day  before  –  intro  of  new  participants     9:15     Monitoring  and  evaluation  of  advocacy  –  what   does  success  look  like?     Raja  Jarrah,  Southern  Voices  Consultant,     Presenting  a  number  of  key  tools  to  monitor  and   assess  advocacy  interventions   10:00     Group  work:  Using  the  tools  to  monitor   progress  on  advocacy  recommendations     • Groups  will  work  on  selected  advocacy   recommendations  (possibly  from  JAS)  to   sketch  advocacy  action  plan  with  success   indicators  to  measure  and  inform  strategy   revisions     Including  tea  break     11:15     Feed-­‐back  from  groups  and  snapshot  of   lessons  and  discussion     11:45     Market  Place  –  Cross  Learning  on  advocacy  on   adaptation  policies  –  national  or  local     Sharing  of  lessons  on  adaptation  advocacy,  based   on  how  many  participants     2  –  3  short  parallel  sessions  of  each  25  –  35   minutes,  depending  on  number  of  presentations.     13:00     Lunch     14:00     Testing  out  the  Joint  Adaptation  Standards  in  
  10. 10.         10   role  plays     Civil  Society  in  the  fictive  country  “Tempestia”  will   plan  the  presentation  of  the  JAS  to  a  multi-­‐ stakeholder  forum  (government,  donors,  CSOs,   private  sector)     15:00     After  lunch  RECAP,  and  exchange  with  our   guests:     Paul  Desanker,  Head  of  LDC  and  Capacity  Building   Unit,  UNFCCC;  Saleemul  Huq,  Senior  Fellow  IIED     15:30     Tea  Break  –  Don’t  forget  a  Group  photo!     16:00     Developing  and  Validating  the  Joint  Adaptation   Standards     How  to  update  the  JAS  zero  version  into  a  version   1.0,  informed  by  the  cases,  inputs  and  discussions   at  the  at  the  workshop.  Issues  to  consider:     • Scope  and  structure     • Level  of  ambition?  Specific  or  general   recommendations?     • Any  issues  of  contention  –  and  how  to  deal   with  them?     16:45     Closing  session  –     Including  link  to  further  sessions  of  Southern   Voices  during  the  CBA8  –  continuing  the  sharing   of  experiences  on       17:00     End  of  Workshop     17:30     SV  –  Adaptation  Business  Meeting     19:00   Dinner            
  11. 11.         11   Participants  List  and  Profiles   1. Sanjay  Vashist   2. Sarath  Chandrasena   3. Raymond  Miles     4. Hina  Lotia   5. Tanjir  Hossain     6. Vositha  Wijenayake     7. Senashia  Ekanayake     8. Dr.  A,  Arivudai  Nambi     9. Ranga  Pallawala   10. Krishna  Lamsal     11. Socheath  SOU     12. Farahana  Sharmin     13. Nguyen  Anh  Minh     14. Dr  Paul  Desanker   15. Peter  With   16. Raja  Jarrah     17. Constantine  Carluen     18. Herbert  Mwalukomo     19. Julius  Ng'oma     20. Tania  Guillén  Bolaños   21. Carlos  Mendez  Vivas   22. John  Kudrenecky     23. Ung  Soeun     24. Bong  Phallay     25. Mrs  Ngoc  Pham  Thi  Bich     26. Aarjan  Dixit   27. Agnes  Oetzelberger     28. Omar  Tankari     29. Emma  Bowa   30. Judy  Ndichu     31. Abdul  Ali     32. Dr  Saleemul  Huq      
  12. 12.         12   Krishna  Lamsal     Krishna   has   been   actively   involved   in   supporting   one   of   the   world’s   most   vulnerable   to   adapt   to   impacts   of   climate   change   through   vulnerability   assessment,   design   and   preparation   of   Local   Adaptation   Plans,  contributing  in  designing  and  piloting   tools   for   pre-­‐informed   decision   making   at   local   level,   designing   and   implementing   adaptation  interventions  and  made  efforts  to   address   the   needs   of   vulnerable   communities,   networking   and   capacity  building,  research  linking  knowledge  and  science,  and   supporting  government  and  policy  makers  in  adaptation  policy   and   plans   preparation.   He   has   a   Masters   of   Science   in   Environmental   Science   with   a   specialisation   in   Mountain   Environment   and   is   currently   working   as   Climate   Change   Programme  Officer  at  Local  Initiatives  for  Biodiversity,  Research   and  Development  (LI-­‐BIRD).       Herbert  Mwalukomo     Herbert   Mwalukomo   is   the   Regional  Facilitator  for  East  and   Southern   Africa   in   the   Southern   Voices   on   Climate   Change   Programme.  He   is   also   the   National  Coordinator  of  the  Civil   Society   Network   on   Climate   Change   (CISONECC),   an   umbrella   platform   for   local   and   international   civil   society   organizations   involved   in   climate   change   and   disaster   risk   management   work   in   Malawi.   In   addition,  In  addition,  Herbert  is  the  Programme  Director  of  the  
  13. 13.         13   Centre   for   Environmental   Policy   and   Advocacy   in   Blantyre,   Malawi.  Herbert  holds  a  M.Sc.  in  Geography  and  Environmental   Studies  from  University  of  Witwatersrand  and  a  long  record  of   research  projects.   Hina  Lotia       Hina   Lotia   has   more   than   14   years   of   experience   in   the   development   sector.   She   has   hands   on   10-­‐year   experience   in   developing   programmes,   strategies   and   policy   incentives   as   part   of   various   interventions   at   LEAD.   Other   than   being   instrumental   in   developing   LEAD’s   overall   framework  document  and  the  Public  Policy   Programme,   she   spearheaded   the   team   of   experts  and  staff  to  develop  LEAD’s  program  on  Climate  Change   -­‐  Climate   Action   Program   (L-­‐CAP),   a   five-­‐year   initiative   to   promote  climate  compatible  development  in  the  country.  Hina  is   also   the   regional   co-­‐ordinator   for  Climate   Development   Knowledge   Network   (CDKN)   and   manages   a   team   based   at   LEAD   Pakistan   and   delivering   a   multitude   of   technical   assistance,   research   and   knowledge   management   projects   across  Asia  and  is  also  serves  as  a  CANSA  Board  Member.       Ranga  Pallawala       Ranga  Pallawala  B.Sc  (Agri.),  M.Phil   (OM)  is  the  Head  of  the  Programme   (Energy   &   Urban   Development)   of   Practical   Action   Sri   Lanka   and   reading   for   the   PhD   on   “Climate   Change   and   Governance”.   He   has  
  14. 14.         14   over   14   years   of   working   experience   in   development   sector   including   environment,   governance   and   climate   change.   He   is   serving  as  a  member  of  National  Expert  Committee  on  Climate   Change   Adaptation   of   Government   of   Sri   Lanka   and   a   Board   Member  of  Climate  Action  Network  South  Asia.  Ranga  is  also  a   visiting   academic   for   several   universities   in   Sri   Lanka   and   author  of  number  of  publications  pertaining  to  governance  and   climate  change.     Raja  Jarrah       Raja   Jarrah   is   a   freelance   facilitator,   writer   and   trainer,   specialising   in   climate  change  issues.  He  has  been  a   resource   person   for   the   Southern   Voices   programme   since   2012.   His   long   career   in   international   development  has  been  mainly  in  the   non-­‐governmental   sector,   having   worked   for   Oxfam   and   CARE   among   others   in   project   development,   strategic   planning   and   senior   management  roles.  After  living  and  working  in  several  countries   in  Latin  America  and  Africa,  he  is  now  based  in  the  UK.     Nguyen  Anh  Minh       Minh  has  recently  joined  Southern   Voices   as   the   Coordinator   of   Vietnam   NGO   Climate   Change   Working  Group.  She  is  following  a   master  course  on  climate  change  in   School   of   Graduate   Studies,  
  15. 15.         15   Vietnam   National   University   in   Hanoi   and   holds   a   Bachelor   of   International   Economics   from   Hanoi   National   Economics   University.  With  more  than  6  years  working  with  development   sectors   via   positions   with   NGOs   in   Vietnam,   Minh   strongly   engaged  and  committed  to  contribute  to  the  Southern  Voices  on   Climate  Change  Programme.     Farhana  Sharmin       With   an   educational   background   on   environmental   studies   and   water   resource   development,   Farhana   Sharmin  has  more  than  12   years’  working  experience   in   the   development   field.   Presently   she   is   acting   as   'Programme   Manager'   under  the  theme  ‘Disaster   Risk   Reduction   and   Climate   Change’   and   climate   change   focal   person  of  Practical  Action  Bangladesh.  She  was  associated  with   UN   (ILO),  international   (CARE)   and   national   organizations   &   apex  networking  bodies  (VERC,  NGO  Forum).     Sarath  Chandrasena       Sarath   Chandrasena   is   a   Consultant   /   Promoter   of   Resource   Base   Renewable   Energy   Generation   and   Utilisation   specialised   in   Multi   Hybrid,   Off   Grid   Energy   Generation,   Applications   and  
  16. 16.         16   Renewable   Energy   Supported   Rural   Economic   Development.   Having   started   off   his   professional   career   as   an   Industrial   Electronic   Engineer   he   has   special   training   on   off-­‐grid   Micro   Hydro  Power  projects  in  Sri  Lanka  by    World  Bank,  GE  and  UNID   funded     R.E.R.E.D.P   (Renewable   Energy   back   Rural   Economic   Development   Project).   He   was   also   the   first   UNIDO   National   expert   in   Sri   Lanka   by   UNIDO   (United   Nations   Industrial   Development   Organisation),   resource   base   Renewable   Energy   Supported,  hybrid  Renewable  Energy  Generation  and  Utilization   of  Off  Grid  Mode.     Sanjay  Vashist       Sanjay  Vashist  is  the  Regional  Director  of   CAN   South   Asia   has   worked   as   International   Coordinator   for   Climate   Action   Network   International   (CANI)   in   Bonn,   Germany   co-­‐ordinating   the   activities  of  ENGOs  network  and  acting  as   focal   point   for   ENGOs   constituency   of   observers   under   UNFCCC.   Prior   to   pursuing   a   career   in   climate   change   science,   he   worked   as   Natural   Resource   Scientist   in   Central   India   implementing   community   based   projects   to   strengthen   sustainable  livelihoods.  He  has  14  years  of  experience  in  Natural   Resource   Management,   Implementation   of   Adaptation   in   key   sectors  and  following  International  Climate  Change  discussions   on  various  platforms  for  future  climate  change  regime.            
  17. 17.         17   Vositha  Wijenayake       Vositha   Wijenayake   is   the   Outreach   and   Advocacy   Coordinator   of   CAN   South   Asia   and  also  the  Regional  Facilitator  for  Asia  of   the   Southern   Voices   Project   of   CARE   Denmark,   which   focuses   on   capacity   building  and  advocacy.  She  is  a  lawyer  by   profession   specialising   in   Public   International   Law   and   International   Environmental   Law,   and   has   been   working   on   climate   change   and   human   rights   since   2009.   She   is   a   leadership   development   fellow   of   CAN   International   for   2013   and   has   been   tracking   the   UNFCCC   process  since  2009.     Senashia  Ekanayake       Senashia   Ekanayake   is   a   writer,   an   advocate   of   Arts,   Culture,   Education   and   climate   change   activist.   She   read   for   her   degree   in   English   and   is   currently   majoring   in   Linguistics.   Senashia   is   involved   with   CANSA   Communications.                            
  18. 18.         18   Raymond  Myles       Engr.   Raymond   Myles   is   the   Secretary   General   as   well   as   the   Chief   Executive   of   INSED   (Integrated   Sustainable   Energy   and   Ecological   Development   Association).   He   has   been   involved   with  renewable  energy  and  sustainable   development  for  the  last  four  decades.   He  has  been  designing  and  engineering   biogas   plants   optimized   for   Indian   conditions   since   the   1980s,   and   from   1995   and   onwards   has   been   promoting   other   appropriate   renewable  energy  and  low  carbon  technologies  for  applications   in   the   rural   India   and   other   developing   countries.   He   has   therefore   had   first-­‐hand   experience   and   insight   into   how   adopting   renewable   energy   methods   can   meet   developmental   objectives.  He  is  a  founder  member  of  the  International  Network   for   Sustainable   Energy   (INFORSE)   as   well   as   elected   Regional   Coordinator  for  INFORSE,  South  Asia,  since  formation  in  1992  at   Rio  de  Janeiro,  Brazil.  He  is  the  INFORSE  Regional  Coordinator   of   South   Asia)   of   the   Southern   Voices   on   Policy   Change   (SVs)   project  since  2010.     Dr  Paul  Desanker       Dr   Paul   Desanker   is   a   manager   in   the   Adaptation  Programme  of  the  secretariat   of   the   United   Nations   Framework   Convention   on   Climate   Change   (UNFCCC),   and   is   responsible   for   the   subprogramme   on   National   Adaptation  
  19. 19.         19   Plans  and  Policy  (NAPP).  He  has  extensive    experience  working   on   issues   related   to   adaptation   to   climate   change,   ecological   modeling,   remote   sensing,   integrated   assessment,   and   has   served   as   Coordinating   Lead   Author   of   the   Third   Assessment   Report   of   the   IPCC.   His   professional   experience   within   the   United   Nations   also   includes   work   on   capacity-­‐building   and   outreach,   and   now   supports   work   on   National   Adaptation   Programmes  of  Action  (NAPAs)  and  National  Adaptation  Plans   (NAPs).  He  serves  at  secretary  to  the  Least  Developed  Countries   Expert  Group  (LEG).  Prior  to  his  current  position,  he  served  as  a   member   and   Chair   of   the   LDC   Expert   Group,   and   was   an   Associate  Professor  of  Geography  at  Penn  State  University  in  the   USA.  Dr.  Desanker  holds  a  Masters  degree  in  Mathematics  and  a   PhD   in   Forest   Biometrics   from   Michigan   Technological   University,  USA     Tanjir  Hossain       Tanjir   Hossain   works   in   the   Climate   Justice   Unit   for   ActionAid   Bangladesh.   His   expertise   lies   in   Community   based   adaptation   and   finance.   Bangladesh   is   extremely   vulnerable  to  the  affects  of  climate   change   and   Tanjir   has   witnessed   climate   induced   suffering   on   a   wide   scale   particularly   in   villages   where   he   has   found   women   and   children   to   be   the   hardest   hit.   He   helps   communities   to   prepare,  cope  and  adapt  in  the  face  of  climate  related  disasters.              
  20. 20.         20   Peter  With       Peter   With   –   coordinator   of   Southern   Voices   on   Climate   Change   since   2008,   from   2011   based   at   CARE   Danmark.   Political   Scientist   specialized   in   development   issues.   Worked   with   Danish   development   NGOs   since   1993,   DanChuchAid,   Ibis,   Caritas,   Danish   92-­‐ group  –  with  a  focus  on  capacity  building   of   civil   society   in   the   Global   South   on   advocacy   in   the   areas   of   food   security,   trade,   debt,   economic   justice  and  climate  change.     Dr.  Arivudai  Nambi       Dr.   A,   Arivudai   Nambi   is   currently   positioned   as   the   Strategy   Head   of   the   V&A  programme  of  WRI  India.  Nambi  is  a   climate   risk   adaptation   specialist   with   research   and   project   management   experience   at   the   national   and   international   level.   Most   of   his   research   work  has  focused  on  CRM  and  adaptation   to   multiple   risks   in   Asian   and   African   contexts.   He   has   extensive   experience   in   using   participatory   approaches   to   support   climate   risk   mainstreaming,   as   well   as   working   with   both   communities   and   government   officials   on   climate   risk   planning   and   up-­‐scaling   best   practices.   He   is   currently  engaged  in  exploring  ways  to  integrate  adaptation  into   development  processes  at  the  national  and  community  level  in   the   Indian   context.   Prior   to   joining   WRI,   Nambi   worked   with   MSSRF,  World  Bank  and  the  Millennium  Ecosystem  programme.  
  21. 21.         21     Aarjan  Dixit       Aarjan  Dixit  is  the  Regional  Climate   Change   Coordinator   for   Asia   based   in   Kathmandu   for   CARE   International's   Poverty,   Environment   and   Climate   Change   Network.  In  this  capacity,  his  major   roles   includes   strengthening   CARE   International's   climate   change   programming   across   the   region,   engaging   in   learning   and   knowledge   management   around   CARE's   climate   change   programming,   and   advocating   for   improved  global  policies  around  climate  change.  Aarjan  worked   at   the   Vulnerability   and   Adaptation   Initiative   at   the   World   Resources  Institute  in  Washington  DC  before  joining  CARE.       Socheath  Sou     Socheath   Sou,   graduated   in   Energy   Technology,   has   a   specialization   in   rural   energy   access   and   climate   change.   He   has   spent   five   years   of   his   professional   career   in   community   development,   including   livelihood   improvement   of   local   people,   local   governance   and   climate   change   projects   in   Cambodia.   He   earned   skills   in   organizational   and   programme   management,  leadership  and  governance.  He  joint  a  local  NGO,   called   Peace   and   Development   Aid   Organization   (PDAO)   from   2009   to   2011   and   he   had   worked   for   the   Cambodia   Climate  
  22. 22.         22   Change   Network   (CCCN)   as   the   Network   Coordinator   since   2012.  He  played  a  central  role  in  coordination,  communication   and   facilitation   of   the   network   activities   with   national   and   international  stakeholders,  as  well  as  resource  mobilization.  He   is  now  the  Executive  Director  of  Live  &  Learn  Cambodia.       Ms.  Pham  Thi  Bich  Ngoc       Ms.   Pham   Thi   Bich   Ngoc   has   worked   for   the   Centre   of   Sustainable   Rural   Development   (SRD)  since  February  2008,  and  is   currently   managing   the   climate   change   team   where   she   oversees,   monitors  and  implements  a  broad   range   of   projects   related   to   Climate   Change   (CC)   and   Forest   Law  Enforcement,  Governance  and   Trade   (FLEGT).   Ms   Ngoc   has   acquired  important  skills  working   directly   with   disadvantaged   people  in  remote  provinces  and  also  provides  technical  support   to  the  VNGO&CC  and  VNGO-­‐FLEGT  networks.  Ms.  Ngoc  holds  a   BSc   in   Environmental   Science,   a   Master   of   Science   in   Waste   Management  and  Contaminated  Site  Treatment,  and  is  currently   undertaking  a  PhD  in  Sustainable  Livelihoods  and  Responses  to   Climate  Change.              
  23. 23.         23   John  Kudrenecky     John   Kudrenecky   was   born   in   Kingston,   Canada.     Having   studied   forestry  at  the  University  of  Toronto,   graduating   in   1987.     Kudrenecky   lived  in  Bolivia  since  1991  where  he   began  as  a  CUSO  Co-­‐operant  placed   with   a   local   NGO   located   in   the   Amazon  region.    He  has  worked  with   indigenous   groups   in   common   pool   resource   management,   territorial   consolidation   and   written   several  community  forest  management  plans.  Over  the  years  he   also   participated   in   municipal   planning   and   public   awareness   and  monitoring  of  environmental  issues  and  more  recently  has   been   involved   in   promoting   small-­‐scale   fish   farming   for   food   security   and   economic   development.     Kudrenecky   currently   works   as   regional   coordinator/advisor   to   a   series   of   climate   change   adaptation   projects   throughout   the   eastern   lowlands.     He  is  an  avid  cyclist  and  father  of  two.