The SEA Change Community of Practice on monitoring and evaluation of climate change interventions would not be possible without partnerships! Partners either support the community financially, logistically or through the sharing of knowledge and the collaboration in the development of webinars, newsletter content, events and in the development of knowledge materials.
We would like to thank all of our partners for their collaboration, and we are always open to discuss the development of new partnerships!
With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, SEA Change is a maturing virtual Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the monitoring and evaluation of climate change interventions in Asia and beyond. Our goal is to develop a culture of high quality and rigorous M&E frameworks, approaches and methodologies towards climate change interventions. This perfectly aligns with the Rockefeller Foundation’s support of work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges – affirming the Foundation’s pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity.
The website of the Rockefeller Foundation can be found here.
Click here to visit Rockefeller Foundation’s Centennial website.
The SEA Change Community of Practice would not be possible without the logistics support from Pact! SEA Change is physically housed in Pact’s regional office for Asia Eurasia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and receives logistic support through the Cambodian country office.
Pact is an international, nonprofit organization with forty years of experience. Pact’s vision is a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership over their future. Pact’s promise is a world where resource-dependent communities gain lasting benefits from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them.
Click here to visit Pact’s global website.
UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the University of Oxford on behalf of UKCIP and Pact Institute on behalf of the SEA Change project, to document a shared intent by both Pact Institute and the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) to pursue a cooperative, collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship. The intent of this collaboration is for both Pact Institute and UKCIP to encourage a supportive relationship between UKCIP and Pact Institute’s Asian Community of Practice for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Interventions (SEA Change CoP) project.
Proposed means for initial collaborative development of knowledge materials include:
Synthesis report on current climate change adaptation monitoring and evaluation practices, approaches and frameworks developed, providing an up to date overview of current approaches and related relevant resources
Guidance notes on climate change and monitoring and evaluation, being informative, quick reference guides to tools, methods, approaches and concepts that propel development forward and enhance knowledge and use of subject matters covered
Evaluation reviews of climate change interventions and their evaluation reports, analyzing both process and outcome, and what summarizing can be learned for future similar interventions.
UKCIP supports society in adapting to climate change, through practice-based research and by providing support and advice to organisations, sectors and governments. By working at the boundary between scientific research, UKCIP is able to coordinate and deliver research, then share the outputs in ways that are useful to broad range of stakeholders. Over 15 years the remit and focus of our work has evolved. Today UKCIP’s work falls into three main categories:
Decision-making for adaptation;
Exchanging knowledge & ideas and;
Creative adaptation responses.
UKCIP is hosted at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford.
Click here to read the Memorandum of Understanding.
The website of UKCIP can be accessed here.
The website of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, can be accessed here.
Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia Centre
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia Centre in Bangkok plays a key role in fulfilling SEI’s mission to bridge science and policy to help advance sustainable development, through research, capacity-building, and engagement with stakeholders. A letter of intent was signed to document the shared intent by both Pact Institute and the Asia Centre of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to encourage and support a mutually beneficial cooperation between SEI Asia Centre and the Asian Community of Practice for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Interventions (SEA Change CoP), hosted by Pact Institute from the Pact Cambodia office.
The proposed relationship is formed in acknowledgement of the commitment of both the SEI Asia Centre and SEA Change CoP to advance sustainable development, sustainable resource management and governance of disaster risk and adaptation at multiple scales through evidence-base and professional practice. The intent is to amplify both SEA Change CoP’s reach by possibly linking it with SEI Asia Centre initiatives like weADAPT and improving SEI Asia Centre’s reach towards boundary partners of the various communities served, through mutual support and promotion of high quality knowledge products and knowledge management.
The website of the Stockholm Environment Institute – Asia Centre can be found here
Community of Evaluators – South Asia
A letter of intent has been signed between the Community of Evaluators South Asia and SEA Change CoP to to encourage and support a mutually beneficial cooperation. The intent is to provide opportunities and learning that will benefit and reinforce the work of both communities individually, and generate innovative tools and approaches.
In practice this means for example that we will aim to share resources across platforms, encourage cross-posting, invite one another to events, support each other in our missions and feature the collaboration in meetings, events and online.
The Community of Evaluators (CoE) is a platform that facilitates knowledge exchange between parties interested in evaluation in the South Asian region. By interacting with each other in- person and through electronic media, the CoE intends to expand the knowledge and experience base of individuals as well as of the region as a whole, and to provide opportunities to share these experiences with the International Evaluation community.
The letter of intent can be found here.
The website of the Community of Evaluators can be found here.
Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office / Climate-Eval CoP
The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group was formed in 2011 at an initial workshop held in Eschborn, Germany, to explore the scope for closer collaboration between online knowledge brokers working in the climate and development sectors. It demonstrated a keen appetite for closer collaboration and generated a range of ideas on how to make this happen in practice.
The second Climate Knowledge Brokers workshop took place in Bonn, Germany, May 18-20 2012, to further increase collaboration between online climate knowledge platforms and networks, and to jointly reach out to and engage with users to understand what users of online climate and development information actually want. The third Climate Knowledge Brokers workshop took place in Bonn, June 8-9 2013, aimed at raising the profile of climate knowledge brokers, review collaborative work undertaken and explore options for raising the CKB group’s ambitions.
Over time, both the environment has changed for online knowledge brokers and the demand for online knowledge services. SEA Change is taking part in the steering committee of the Climate Knowledge Brokers group in order to keep climate change related monitoring and evaluation, and the evaluation of user experiences of online climate change related platforms on the agenda!
A two-page introduction to the Climate Knowledge Brokers group can be accessed here.
The website of the Climate Knowledge Brokers group can be found here.
Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)
Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) is a network of ten cities in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, experimenting with a range of activities that will collectively improve the ability of the cities to withstand, to prepare for, and to recover from current and future impacts of climate change that are difficult to predict. ACCCRN represents a unique initiative to develop, test and demonstrate practical strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change on urban areas. ACCCRN was launched in 2008 and is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation as part of a US$70 million, initiative aimed at Building Climate Change Resilience.
ACCCRN is a sister-network of the SEA Change Community of Practice, sharing the Rockefeller Foundation as funding source and having a scope which converges on a number of topics towards climate resilience related knowledge sharing. ACCCRN and SEA Change have collaborated in a number of events and online webinars and will keep working on collaboration when appropriate towards our communities.
The website of ACCCRN can be found here.
UNEP, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) & Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP)
The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) aims to help countries in the region build climate resilience of vulnerable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization and sharing of knowledge and technologies to support adaptation capacity building, policy-setting, planning and practices. APAN aims at generating and sharing knowledge and information on adaptation to enhance adaptation actions; facilitate application of appropriate knowledge to adaptation programs/projects; facilitate access to adaptation finance mechanisms; facilitate knowledge generation on appropriate technologies and develop the capacity of national and local planners, communities, development partners and the private sector in adaptation.
AKP merged with the previous ‘version’ of APAN and under a new logo and style a new web platform was launched January 2013.