ARC_TRAINING MODULE ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OF CLIMATE SCIENCE

INTEGRATE CLIMATE INTO MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS

INTEGRATE CLIMATE INTO MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS

 

Unit 2: (Title of Topic)
Content: This unit describes:

§  how to integrate climate indicators into existing national monitoring and evaluation systems;

§  why the monitoring system needs to integrate climate indicators into the process of mainstreaming climate change

Objective: The objective of the unit at end is to:

§  Understand how to integrate climate indicators into existing national monitoring and evaluation systems;

§  Understand why the monitoring system needs to integrate climate indicators into the process of mainstreaming climate change

Participants: Scientists, reporters, decisions makers, practionners such fields workers (NGOs, etc.)
Method of training: Participatory training/facilitation methodologies, lectures, group discussions, case studies, PowerPoint presentation, etc.
Training material Flip charts, notebooks and pens, marker pens, white board, white board markers, projector
Exercises  
Duration: 30 mins
Evaluation: To be decided by the facilitator
Reference Material CILSS (2014). Module d’intégration du changement climatique dans les politiques de développement National. Projet GCCA

CILSS/CRA (2010). Le Sahel face au Changement Climatique. Enjeux pour un développement durable. Niamey (Niger) 42.

 

GIEC (2014). Changements climatiques 2014 : Impacts, vulnérabilité

et adaptation. Résumé à l’intention des décideurs. www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/giec Gèneve 42

 

 

 

Description of facilitation methods

Before starting the training, the facilitator is required to go through the facilitation notes and the facilitation methodology for each session. Additional materials for the unit are provided in the links available in the sessions and in the facilitation notes.

Notes for the facilitator

 

Section 1: Key concepts of monitoring and evaluation

 

 

MONITORING is a continuous process of collecting, processing and analyzing data and information for the proper functioning of a structure. It is an internal activity that is an integral part of daily management.

 

EVALUATION is a time-limited, more comprehensive and in-depth exercise that aims to critically examine RELEVANCE, EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, EFFECTS AND IMPACT. From this point of view, the evaluation appears as a photo, a diagnosis, an appreciation at a given moment.

 

RESULTS are qualitative and quantitative changes produced by an action. The results are directly related to the objectives of the action.

 

 

Section 2: Traditional Management / Results-Based Management

 

Operations that provide only outputs without achieving the desired effects are only a waste of public resources

 

 

1)      Results Chain

 

  • Example of the results chain

 

  • Typology of ME level indicators in the result chain

 

  • Product Indicators: Ensures that project-driven activities have delivered expected benefits as planned. These are the first levels of outcome

Example: Number of farmers using improved varieties as a result of project interventions.

 

  • Outcome indicators: demonstrate the evidence of the expected effects of using the products made available by the

Ex. Number of communities that were food insecure and are no longer in this situation

  • Impact Indicators: Evaluates the contribution of the project in achieving objectives and expected results

Ex. Number of long-term adaptation measures implemented that increase productivity agriculture and food security

 

 

Section 3: Including the monitoring and evaluation of Climate Change actions How to include the monitoring and evaluation of Climate Change actions?

Is there a monitoring and evaluation system?

Yes                               What to do?    Integrate the monitoring of CC in the system

 

Check whether the system foresees a mechanism, tools (logical framework, results, planning matrix, monitoring, etc.), adapted indicators, baseline situation, resources for monitoring CC actions and take actions to correct

 

 

Is there a monitoring and evaluation system?

No                                What to do? Set up a system

  • Construct a logical framework or results framework,
  • Provide a data collection mechanism;
  • Identify follow-up managers
  • identify monitoring indicators;
  • Choose monitoring tools (monitoring plan, dashboards, ),
  • Provide resources,

 

 

Some examples of Climate Change indicators

 

  • climate hazards and indicators of vulnerability
  • Frequency and intensity of natural disasters related to climate;
  • Proportion of agricultural land exposed to floods or drought;
  • Proportion of the population living in low coastal areas;
  • Population exposed to various types of extreme weather

 

 

Ø  indicators for monitoring political and institutional changes at local level

 

  • Number of communal and sectoral documents reviewed and updated in light of climate change adaptation and mitigation considerations;
  • Proportion of resources allocated to adaptation and / or mitigation measures in the municipal budget;
  • Number of people / Proportion of staff trained in the specific or generic skills needed to integrate climate change adaptation and / or mitigation into their work

 

Ø  indicators for monitoring the implementation of local policies on cc

 

  • Number of ongoing and completed projects focused on adaptation and / or mitigation of climate change
  • Number of regulations adopted to promote adaptation (eg, codes related to communal land development, construction)
  • Number / Proportion of farmers trained in climate change adaptation and climate risk management
  • Proportion of private dwellings, public buildings, industrial facilities and other infrastructure constructed or upgraded to meet building standards that provide good protection against climate risks;

 

 

Ø  indicators for monitoring local policy results

  • Deaths and injuries due to climate-related disasters;
  • Economic losses and damage from climate-related disasters (annual total, as a percentage of GDP);
  • Proportion and productivity of farmland harvested using seed varieties, technologies and / or farming practices selected to better cope with climate variability and extreme weather events;
  • Carbon dioxide and other GHG emissions (annual total, per capita, percentage change from baseline) by source (deforestation, agriculture, …);

 

References

 

CILSS (2014). Module d’intégration du changement climatique dans les politiques de développement National. Projet GCCA

 

CILSS/CRA   (2010).   Le Sahel face au Changement Climatique. Enjeux pour un développement durable. Niamey (Niger) 42.

 

 

GIEC (2014). Changements climatiques 2014 : Impacts, vulnérabilité et adaptation. Résumé à l’intention des décideurs. www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/giec Gèneve 42

 

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