Regional: Strengthening the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network

Sovereign Project | 44126-012

Summary

This technical assistance (TA) responds to DMC's demands and the operational needs of the ADB to support and strengthen the development of regional knowledge base for Adaptation to address the knowledge gaps and facilitate its operational integration. UNEP announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APCCAN) on 3rd October 2009 in Bangkok. APPCCAN is the top runner among regional networks focused on adaptation. The scope of APCCAN extends to the DMCs in the region through five subregional groupings. These include (i) Northeast Asia (ii) Central Asia (iii) South Asia (iv) Southeast Asia and (v) the Pacific.

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Project Name Strengthening the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network
Project Number 44126-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7535-REG: Strengthening the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network
A.T.F. - Finnida Grant US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agriculture research and application
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description This technical assistance (TA) responds to DMC's demands and the operational needs of the ADB to support and strengthen the development of regional knowledge base for Adaptation to address the knowledge gaps and facilitate its operational integration. UNEP announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APCCAN) on 3rd October 2009 in Bangkok. APPCCAN is the top runner among regional networks focused on adaptation. The scope of APCCAN extends to the DMCs in the region through five subregional groupings. These include (i) Northeast Asia (ii) Central Asia (iii) South Asia (iv) Southeast Asia and (v) the Pacific. The organizational structure of APCCAN, as a Regional Hub co hosted by IGES, UNEP, RRC.AP consists (i) a Steering Committee, with the membership of senior government officials representing selected Ministries of Environment and high ranking Scientists (ii) Secretariat hosted by UNEP ROAR and (iii) international support group (including ADB and JICA) and (iv) five subregional Nodes , corresponding to each subregion identified above. The Nodes will serve as the nuclei for APCCAN's activities at the sub regional level. The existing Regional Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia (the Platform) initiated by Swedish Environment Secretariat for Asia (SENSA), Stockholm Environment Institute and UNEP RRC.AP ROAP has been proposed to be designated as the Node of South Asia and Southeast Asia, which will function as an autonomious member of APCCAN. Three more Nodes, corresponding to Central Asia, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific will be established in due course.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's long term strategic framework 2008 2020 (Strategy 2020) focuses on responding to climate change as part of our broader agenda of environmentally sustainable economic growth in Asia and the Pacific. Strategy 2020 states that ADB will play a substantive role in promoting the mitigation of, and adaptation to climate change, resource management and environmental protection, and natural disaster risk reduction in its DMCs. The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network provides the knowledge base for this. DMCs can use the information of the Network when possible for formulating new country partnership strategies, regional cooperation strategies, projects and loans to help mainstream climate vulnerability and risk management.
Impact The TA's impact is that APCCAN functions as a primary source of knowledge in development of adaptation programs in DMCs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of this TA is that APCCAN operations are strengthened to serve as an important source of useful knowledge in design and implementation of adaptation strategies, policies and programs, and investments relevant to ADB operations in selected DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs (i) APCCAN becomes a major adaptation network in Asia Pacific region. (ii) Pilot models to link the APCCAN knowledge base with ADB operation will be developed. (iii) A framework for dissemination of APCCAN knowledge products to selected DMCs through subregional hubs is establised.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A. Component 1 1. National Adaptation Consultant (12 person months) The task of the national adaptation consultant will be to undertake comprehensive gap analysis and need assessment in collaboration with donor and implementation agencies at two selected subregional or national level. 2. National Senior Programmer (8 person months) The task of the national consultant will be to establish online knowledge portal which can disseminate the work of the APCCAN to allow members to showcase their work and interact with other members and the public with linkage to other websites and resources. B. Component 2 1. International Adaptation Consultant (Intermittent, 5 person months) The activities of this position include but are not limited to the following: (i) Compile ADB activities on adaptation based on RETA 6420 Promoting Climate Change Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific, sort out by themes and geographic location and input them into the APCCAN. (II) Conduct survey to professional staffs in Headquarter and resident missions (RMs) who are carrying out adaptation projects to identify their needs on Adaptation knowledge and analyze where it matches with those of the APCCAN. (III) Analyze how to apply the APPCCAN's knowledge to development of ADB projects in pilots and make recommendations. Conduct an analytical study and identify good practices which can replicate in ADB operations based on the information collected by the APCCAN including the Regional Climate Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia, in order to assist project formulation for adaptation projects of ADB. (iv) Organize seminars for operational departments in cooperation with adaptation specialists for disseminating findings of the outcome of the activities above.
Responsible ADB Officer Charles A. Rodgers
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDES
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Nov 2009
Fact Finding 20 Jan 2010 to 22 Jan 2010
MRM -
Approval 20 May 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 15 Oct 2010

TA 7535-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2010 - 20 May 2010 30 Apr 2011 30 Sep 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 20 May 2010 263,316.29
Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network TA Completion Reports Oct 2013

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