Webinar: What does successful adaptation look like, and what do we want to measure in the context of adaptation, national development and SDGs?

News, 7 June 2018
Join our webinar on 28 June 2018 to discuss how developing country governments can assess adaptation actions to inform national planning and international reporting.

What do we want to measure?

IIED is a part of GIZ funded consortium that provides Support for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA). With its focus on adaptation, M&E and transparency, the programme seeks to improve and share understanding on which Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) approaches, tools and indicators have had greatest utility to national decision makers and how learning from these approaches could enable national decision making and adaptation reporting in the context of Paris Agreement.

This webinar is the first of a series, setting out what adaptation success means and what we want to measure in the context of adaptation and national development.

Outline of the Programme

  • IIED Senior Researcher Neha Rai will introduce the webinar
  • Timo Leiter, Advisor Climate Adaptation and Climate Finance, GIZ will set the scene by introducing the relevance of the topic and why it is important to invest in M&E for adaptation
  • Simon Anderson, Senior Fellow, from IIED will discuss 'what do we want to measure?' in the context of adaptation, national development and SDGs:  focussing on different pillars of adaptation M&E
    • climate risk management (institutions, governance and enabling environments)
    • vulnerability
    • resilience and adaptive capacity (adaptation performance)
    • development outcomes: human and environmental wellbeing (development performance)
    • climate information/data
  • Tracy Kajumba, Regional Senior Climate Change and Development Advisor, Irish Aid, Uganda, will ground some of these concepts by sharing how Uganda has integrated climate change indicators into its national indicators under its Output Budgeting Tool, used by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.

The presentations will be followed by a series of moderated questions with webinar participants.

Event details

Title: What does successful adaptation look like, and what do we want to measure in the context of adaptation, national development and SDGs?
Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 2-3pm BST (3-4pm CET/9-10am EDT)
Designed for: M&E practitioners and policy makers from developing countries, donors, as well as practitioners from the climate adaptation community
Where: From your desk or portable internet device. Webinars are online workshops that people can attend via the internet
To join the webinar: Register via Eventbrite

The webinar will use the Adobe Connect platform. For those who have not attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, please test your connection. A quick start guide for desktop or mobile access (PDF) is also available.

Upcoming webinars

January 2019: How can global funds build on national MEL systems to assess adaptation progress? 

March 2019: Integrated M&E systems - Supporting national monitoring & evaluation systems and streamlining M&E to enable adaptation reporting and assessing SDGs progress.


For more information about the SPA programmes Adaptation component and MEL theme, please contact: Neha Rai (neha.rai@iied.org), Senior researcher, Climate change.