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Scenarios of Adaptive Policy Planning with Focus on Pro-Poor Strategies

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IISD was engaged in the design, development and delivery of participatory scenario development (PSD) workshops to explore future scenarios of climate change in a pro-poor, policy-relevant and creative way.

An important aspect of this project was to determine how different groups of stakeholders view the range of possible adaptation options open to them, and what forms of public policy or investment support are needed to facilitate effective autonomous adaptation. To facilitate this understanding, PSD workshops were conducted with multiple stakeholders, including local experts and representatives of social groups particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. Country case studies aimed to map out alternative, robust adaptation pathways that combine a variety of adaptation options in plausible sequences. Each of these alternative pathways, in turn, has different implications both for the overall costs of adaptation, and for the distribution of costs and benefits among groups within society.

PSD was then further applied with capacity-building and awareness-raising projects to provide a framework and context within which different groups of stakeholders can better understand potential climate change impacts and consider and discuss a range of possible adaptation options in the context of planned activities within the Strategic Program on Climate Resilience (SPCR). In Tajikistan, a training of trainers workshop has been held, and the trainers are now conducting regional PSD workshops in the four regions of the country. Furthermore, specific training using participatory approaches for key stakeholders groups such as journalists, women's non-governmental organizations and representatives of different ministries will be held to improve their capacities on climate change adaptation and vulnerability. 

  • Paper
    Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan

    Capacity Assessment and Awareness Raising on Climate Change in Tajikistan

    The present Participatory Scenario Development (PSD) report was commissioned as one of the outputs of Phase I of the Pilot Programme for Climate Read More
  • Book
    Participatory Scenario Development Approaches for Identifying Pro-Poor Adaptation Options: Capacity Development Manual

    Participatory Scenario Development Approaches for Identifying Pro-Poor Adaptation Options: Capacity Development Manual

    Participatory scenario development is a process that involves the participation of stakeholders to explore the future in a creative and policy Read More
  • Book
    Participatory Scenario Development Approaches for Identifying Pro-Poor Adaptation Options

    Participatory Scenario Development Approaches for Identifying Pro-Poor Adaptation Options

    Participatory scenario development is a process that involves the participation of stakeholders to explore the future in a creative and policy Read More