Climate Change Research Support.

Research and coordination for the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia (AKP)/Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) – supporting research and facilitating climate change adaptation (CCA), disaster risk reduction/management and resilience policy and interventions at the local, national and regional levels, by strengthening adaptive capacity in the region, as well as developing research projects, publishing policy documents and research publications and proposals, workshops/conferences on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Research and coordination work for the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET), which informs and influences policy on sustainable development issues in the Mekong region.

Final Review: Documenting Learning And Good Practices From Cafod’s Work In Timor-leste Between 2000 And 2013.

Documenting lessons learned and good practices of CAFOD’s work in East Timor to be used by CAFOD as well as partners and East Timorese civil society in general. Demonstrating the lessons and good practices, and presenting written materials detailing the inputs of CAFOD from 1999 to 2013. Working with partners and holding workshops to identify the key inputs and successes of partnership.

Education And Training Specialist Support, Flores.

Designing and implementing education training packages for Indonesian university students within the framework of a manta ray conservation science internship program. Intern management and mentoring in data collection and collation and science communications. Documentation of training processes, report preparation.

GIS Mapping And Analytical Assessment Of Deforestation Activities.

Establishing and under-taking an ongoing review of Indonesia’s National Moratorium on logging licenses for purposes of developing scenarios that more efficiently capture carbon stocks around existing land-use practices. Additionally developing GIS methods to link areas of deforestation to peat extraction specifically, with companies, their concessions and mills.

Gis Mapping And Analytical Support To Assess Priority Areas For Forest Management.

Developing “rapid” GIS-based methods for assessment of the distribution of Myanmar’s least disturbed and highest biomass forests. Preparing government partners for implementation of efficient GIS processes to identify priority areas for forest management

Sabah Marxan Analysis And ‘structure Plan’ Development.

Supported partner organization in facilitating expert workshop and performing data analysis using MARXAN Systematic Portfolio Assembly tool.

Final Evaluation: Leafs Project.

Designing and supervising the end-line survey and conducting qualitative data gathering for evaluation. The LEAFS project, implemented with local partner CEDAC, was designed to empower women to improve food security and nutrition. The evaluation documented achievements and lessons learned on the introduction of savings and internal lending communities (SILC), and improved climate resistant agricultural techniques.

Geospatial Development Strategy, Maryland.

Reviewing program and developing a strategy for project data management based around USAID standards for geospatial technologies.

Final Evaluation Of ‘secure’ Program.

The SECURE program was a 45-month initiative funded by the European Commission (EC), and implemented by Mercy Corps with two local NGO partners.The program aimed to improve agricultural production and storage and develop market linkages for food insecure communities while increasing household resource management skills for more stability against shocks. The evaluation reviewed monitoring data, surveys and conducted quantitative data gathering through Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews to evaluate the SECURE program achievements.

Mel Capacity Building And Tool Development With Karuna Yangon.

Improving monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) skills and capacity of key staff of CRS’ partner, Social Services (KYSS) – Myanmar. Support provided through training and hands on development of an MEL manual and tools, KYSS’ monitoring systems were elevated from output based monitoring to the ability to track changes in the application of newly learned agricultural techniques by project beneficiaries, and resulting changes in productivity.