Third ASEAN Climate Resilience Network Meeting, Siem Reap

May 16, 2017

Nisha Onta, Regional Coordinator for Asia and Knowledge Management Coordinator, presented WOCAN’s courses and the W+ Standard at the Third Meeting of the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) on 16 May 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. WOCAN was invited to provide support to integrate gender in the ASEAN CRN activities. The event brought together focal points of the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD), representatives from ASEAN Ministries of Agriculture and development partners who are working with or would like to collaborate with the ASEAN-CRN. The meeting reviewed the network’s accomplishments and contributions to the Vision and Strategic Plan for ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry 2016-2025 (FAF), and discussed the way forward to continue regional collaboration on responding to the impacts and drivers of climate change in agriculture, taking into account recent developments in the sector.

Building on the initial ASEAN-CRN Bali Action Plan 2015-2017, the meeting produced the ASEAN-CRN Work Plan for 2017 to 2020. To ensure sustainability of ASEAN-CRN activities beyond 2017 a wide range of partners was invited to express their interest to support ASEAN-CRN activities.  The other partners were:  Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Center for Environment Research, Education and Development representing World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), PARIBAS Climate Modeling Grant / Utrecht University (UU), USAID and FAO

The event was hosted by the Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, through the Forestry and Climate Change (FOR-CC) project of the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC), and in close cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC).

Photo credit: Cambodia MAFF