Under the climate change and micro-watershed project, funded by global environment facility (GEF), FAO in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment (MOE) organized a training on VIA for approx. 30 government officials from the provincial department of environment, agriculture, women’s affairs, in 4 provinces (Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and Ratanakiri), the training organized for 2 days from 10-11 September 2015 at PDA office in Kampong Thom province.

Objectives were to enhance technical skills of the government counterparts to conduct the climate change vulnerability impact assessment. After the training, those trained counterparts will participate in carrying out the VIA in the project’s field sites.

Opening session of the training
Opening session of the training in Kampong Thom Province

Several tools included in the training such as Historical timeline, hazard mapping, a day life, women’s empowerment and livelihood, SWOT analysis, seasonal calendar, and Venn diagram.

All of these tools are PRA tools, but climate change lens are included to ensure that the climate change aspects are included in the study. It is to note that findings from the VIA will be used for preparing the training curriculum, design of the project intervention for each specific site, etc.

Please find the VIA tools here