CAPACITY BUILDING ON CLIMATE CHANGE, VULNERABILITIES, AND ADAPTATION IN WATER AND HEALTH SECTORS FOR PROVINCIAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALS IN TWO FLOOD PRONE PROVINCES

Picture3PURPOSE OF PROJECT

The project aims to support the government’s commitment to provide full rural water supply and sanitation coverage by 2025, introducing climate-informed decision-making and planning, thus minimizing climate risks and vulnerabilities of the infrastructure.
 
KEY RESULTS

Provincial level officials in charge of rural development, and water and sanitation development partners (WATSAN DPs) include climate change adaptation in planning of rural water supply and sanitation infrastructure, and select climate-proof technologies.
 
BACKGROUND

In most cases, women and children are more vulnerable to climate induced diseases and extreme climatic events than men. The problems are exacerbated with projected increased climate change impacts and vulnerabilities - water and agricultural sectors are projected to be the most vulnerable sectors in Asia. Shall the impacts and vulnerabilities increase; it will also further constrain progress on the government’s commitment to provide full rural water supply and sanitation coverage by 2025. This institutional capacity building project aims to facilitate the government commitment in meeting the set target by strengthening capacity of provincial level officials of rural development on climate informed decision-making and planning for rural water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services, thus minimizing anticipated climate risks on the infrastructure and services.

The project is designed to provide a complete set of knowledge and know-how on climate – informed decision-making and planning rural water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services. The project starts with an institutional capacity need assessment to identify knowledge gaps of the organizations, barriers, and motivators for effective institutional capacity strengthening. The information is used to inform the design of the training curriculum. Pedagogically, the trainings are organized in series, avoiding overly long sessions that can be boring for non-student participants who have many other responsibilities. Field investigation and demonstration projects are attached as part of the curriculum to ensure that students have received both knowledge and know-how on the subject area.
 
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PROJECT INFORMATION

DURATION

15 months

Jan. 2013- Mar. 2014

PROJECT PARTNERS

Department of Rural Water Supply and Department of Rural Health Care, Ministry of Rural Development

TOTAL BUDGET

$206,728

LOCATION

Kampong Cham and Battambang

CCCA-TF CONTRIBUTION

$151,228

CONTACT

Counterpart Contact: Ms. Chea Eliyan, Deputy Head of Department of Environmental Science, Royal University of Phnom Penh

St.Russian Federation Blvd, ToulKork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel: (855-17) 485 675

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Website: www.rupp.edu.kh

CO-FINANCING

$55,500

PROJECT DELIVERY

N/A

PROJECT STATUS

New project

LEVEL OF INTERVENTION

Sub-National and Community Levels

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CLIMATE QUIZ

The CCCA is implemented by the Ministry of Environment and support by these partners

Cambodia Climate Change Alliance