Theory of Change (ToC) has become a common buzzword in climate adaptation circles in recent years. As a growing number of donors and financing entities require theories of change it can feel like yet another hoop to jump through, especially for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) where resources are limited and staff are often over-stretched. So why should busy adaptation practitioners respond positively to ToC and why does it matter? And what does ToC mean anyway, and how do you start developing one?
Regional Capacity Building
We are working with regional organisations in developing countries to foster their participation in the climate negotiations and support the development and implementation of climate related strategies.
A broad picture of the existing scientific knowledge on impacts, vulnerability, adaptation options and strategies available in Benin for the three priority sectors (Water Resources, Health and Agriculture). [French]
An analysis of the institutional and political context of climate change in Senegal has been undertaken, evaluating the processes incorporating the scientific information in the formulation of policies and strategies and analysing the consideration of the dimension of climate change in the regional development policies. (in French)
The stocktaking of science-based knowledge allowed on one hand to get a clear picture of the existing scientific knowledge on impacts, vulnerability, adaptation options and strategies available in Senegal for the three priority sectors. On the other hand, it allowed to identify the gaps for the availability and reliability of scientific information in each of these sectors. Based on the two stocktakings undertaken, it was possible to determine the additional information to be provided by the sectoral vulnerability studies.
An evaluation of the policies and national strategies has been undertaken within the PAS-PNA Project to define to which extent scientific data and information relevant to climate change are taken into account. [In French]
The Regional Climate Champion Project is an initiative undertaken by Climate Analytics gGmbH in partnership with regional stakeholders. The project’s focus is on building a regional coalition for ambition for implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries.
Upon request from The Central African Forest Commission (Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale) COMIFAC, Climate Analytics provided three multi-day workshops in Douala, Cameroon, aimed at Cameroon’s high level representatives and members of the COMIFAC GTC. Project Period: 2013, 2014
The project supports national climate finance institutions tasked with accessing the Green Climate Fund (GCF) under the Fund’s direct access modality and provides strategic and conceptual support for developing national climate change strategies. Project Period: 2014 - 2016