On July 30-31, 2018, the EbA South project, with the key resource person from IISD, organised a training workshop on the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) planning tool ‘ALivE – Adaptation, Livelihoods and Ecosystems’ in Kathmandu, Nepal.
As a computer-based tool to organise and analyse information for EbA planning with a rapid qualitative assessment process, ALivE can be applied in any ecosystem and designed for use in the design phase of projects that have already established EbA objectives.
The training workshop first set the scene by refreshing the common understanding on the characteristics of effective EbA. Then, the participants worked in groups to brainstorm the underlying information necessary for EbA planning, including livelihood dependence on ecosystems; impacts of climate change on ecosystems; adaptation outcomes and EbA options. Finally, the participants applied the ALivE tool to complete the EbA planning process.
Totally, there were 32 participants from relevant departments under the Ministry of Forests and Environment, academic institutions, local stakeholders from the project sites and national EbA South project team.
The training was very well received and the participants expressed their high interest in the tool.
Dr. Ram P. Lamsal, Chief of Climate Change Management Division, appreciated the effective training workshop and active participation of the participants. He expected that the ALivE tool would be further applied in the planning of EbA activities in Nepal.