UNDP/USAID ADAPT Asia-Pacific Capacity Building Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA): First Live Chat Session on Agriculture Survey Instrument


The two-year programme entitled ‘Capacity Building Programme on the Economic of Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA)’ was launched in October 2012 to identify gaps in capacity development needs in an area that is critical for helping targeted Asian countries to formulate national adaptation plans and access to climate finance. Currently, ECCA members are on the second phase of the training programme which requires the activities of data collection, surveys and data preparation for analysis. During the programme, designated mentors including two experts from Yale University will work closely together with country teams to support them to follow the planned activities.

As a part of this endeavor, a moderated first live chat session of the ECCA programme was held on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 from 19:00 to 21:00 Bangkok time to discuss the Agriculture Survey Instrument. This assessment tool is developed to undertake country level cost analysis on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). This online based activity aimed to support achieving the primary purposes of the ECCA programme by simultaneously engaging project beneficiaries with mentors in between on-site events.

All ECCA members were encouraged to participate in this online discussion to increase their understanding and share feedbacks on the Agriculture Survey Instrument, coding and sampling method. 14 participants consisted of country team members, mentors and resource persons attended the first live chat, connecting from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam. The participants expressed their concerns and asked questions to the expert who is one of the lead mentors in the programme. The live chat was moderated by UNDP-USAID Capacity Building Programme Coordinator and supported by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Bangkok Regional Centre.

The full summary report is available for download on the left.

See summary from the 2nd chat session