Climate Change

In the 21st century, climate change adaptation and mitigation has become a vital component of
any sustainability-related endeavor. Whether undertaking vulnerability-related assessments,
supporting the implementation of disaster risk reduction measures, or providing guidance on
policy and regulatory frameworks. SSIC consultants bring on-ground experience
and a holistic perspective to the work.

REDD Project Document Development For Peatlands Under The VCS Standard.
Indonesia
FOREST CARBON
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Developing project documents for a REDD project on peatlands under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), including design and implementation of a peat depth assessment, and calculation and analysis of emission reduction from the project.

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GIS Analysis And Spatial Planning.
USA
GIC Inc.
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Supporting clients of the Green Infrastructure Center, Inc. (GIC) to identify strategies to protect and enhance natural assets and recommending land plans and policies to conserve the most critical resources. GIC was formed in 2006 to help local governments, communities, and regional planning organizations, land trusts and developers evaluate their green infrastructure assets and make plans to conserve them. Support includes provision of a suite of tools – economic analysis, mapping, land use planning and asset assessment – needed by communities to protect and restore their natural assets. Staff teams help localities inventory their assets and create strategies for their conservation or restoration, at the regional and local scale, in rural, suburban and urban environments.

On-Going
Climate Change Donor Landscape Assessment For Reproductive-Rights
Asia-Pacific
MARIE STOPES INTERNATIONAL
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Undertaking a landscape assessment of climate change-related funding and partnership opportunities relevant to sexual health and reproductive rights in the Asia Pacific region. This involved assessing all major bilateral, multilateral and philanthropic donors known to be investing in climate change adaptation and examining their strategies in relation to public health, community development and gender responsiveness. Assignment resulted in the development of new strategies to engage partners working in CC adaptation in East Timor and Papua New Guinea, and investment in pilots to demonstrate the potential for enhanced family planning as an adaptation response.

2018
Climate Change Technical Advisor.
Timor-Leste
OXFAM AUS
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Providing consultancy support to Oxfam and the START Consortium partners for developing preparation and response activities and mechanisms for the prolonged El Nino-induced drought in Timor-Leste. Supporting INGO advocacy around the development of appropriate and practical Early Warning Systems (EWS) for slow-onset disasters such as drought. Developing recommendations for the START Fund Network members (Oxfam, World Vision, CARE International, Plan International, Mercy Corps, CRS and Caritas) on data collection approaches and indicators to inform START Fund Consortium activities.

2018
Project Evaluation: Building The Resiliency Of Indigenous Communities On Climate Change Adaptation.
Nepal, Philippines, Thailand
AIPP
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Undertaking an evaluation of the ‘Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation’ (BRICCCA) project, which aims to strengthen the capacities of indigenous communities and their organizations in the face of climate change and enhance their resilience. Assignment included assessing the project’s achievements, identifying gaps, strengths and weaknesses in the project implementation and providing recommendations for future programming. The project was implemented by three of AIPP’s network members: NGO-FONIN in Nepal, NIPT/IMPECT in Thailand and CorDisRDS in the Philippines.

2018
Total Economic Valuation (TEV) Assessment of Mangroves, Papua.
Indonesia
CEDAIR
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Team Lead  for the USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEDAIR) providing a framework, guidelines, and advice for all team members of the project; developing methodology for data collection and analysis; coordinating the collection of data; reviewing and improving inputs; reviewing team members reports; and responsible for final report production.

2017
Project Design For REDD+ Project In South Sumatra.
Indonesia
FOREST CARBON
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Conducting data analysis and supporting technical report writing for an REDD+ project PD on peatlands in Sumatra.

2017
REED+ Feasibility Study on Peatlands in Sumatra.
Indonesia
FOREST CARBON
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Conducting the data analysis for a REDD+ a feasibility study project on peatlands in Sumatra.

2016
Facilitating And Advising Innovative Marine Permaculture And Climate Resilience Trials.
Indonesia
CLIMATE FOUNDATION
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Facilitating innovative permaculture trial operations that promote both climate resilience of coral reef systems and seaweed aquaculture opportunities for local communities.

2018
Project Formulation Specialist, Enhancing Climate Resilience In Thailand Through Effective Water Management And Sustainable Agriculture.
Thailand
UNDP
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Supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Thailand and the Thai Royal Irrigation Department (RID) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) jointly in developing the initiative ‘Enhancing climate resilience in Thailand through effective water management and sustainable agriculture’– aimed to improve water management and climate resilience in parts of Thailand. This assignment formulated and supported the full design and feasibility development.

2016
Facilitation Of A Six Nation Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group In The Coral Triangle.
Malaysia
CTI-CFF, RS
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Supporting the design, development and implementation of the 2016 Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Regional Exchange (REX) under the CCA Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI), focused on the development of a ‘Center of Excellence’ in the Coral Triangle (inter-governmental meeting for: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste). Assignment under the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat.

2016
Implementation Of Climate Vulnerability Assessments And Pilot Adaptation Projects In Five Priority Land & Seascapes.
Kenya, Tanzania & Mozambique
WWF
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Providing overall management and technical co-ordination for implementation of climate vulnerability assessments and pilot adaptation projects in partnership with WWF coastal & marine programmes in three countries. Included: baseline studies; community vulnerability assessments; downscale climate modeling (in association with University of Cape Town); stakeholder-based vulnerability assessment and implementation of pilot adaptation projects.

2016
Community Engagement, Social Development and Vulnerability Analysis.
Indonesia & Timor-Leste
ADAPT Asia-Pacific - AECOM
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Analyzing the socio economic condition of communities in the Arafura and Timor Sea, including demographics of gender and vulnerable group assessments. Assignment under the USAID Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility (ADAPT Asia-Pacific) – AECOM

2016
REDD+ Feasibility Study On Peatlands in Kalimantan.
Indonesia
FOREST CARBON
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Conducting the data analysis for a REDD+ a feasibility study project on peatlands in Kalimantan.

2015
Climate Change Specialist.
Timor Leste
UNDP
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Supporting the Government of Timor-Leste in building resilience to climate change. Project and programming in developing projects of over US$22 million in (GEF, GCF, LDCF) funding. Proposing, developing and implementing projects that include: ‘Building shoreline resilience of Timor-Leste to protect local communities and their livelihoods’; the Initial and Second National Communications to the UNFCCC for Timor-Leste; ‘Developing capacities for an iterative National Adaptation Planning process for climate resilient development’; ‘Promoting sustainable bio-energy production from Biomass’, and ‘Building ecosystem-based resilience of Timor-Leste through protected areas’; supporting the development of the National Centre of Climate Change and Biodiversity and various climate resilience working groups.

2015
Climate Change Advisor.
Timor Leste
MCIE / UNDP
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Providing support to the Timor-Leste Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment’s National Directorate for International Environmental Issues and Climate Change, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, in preparedness and access to the Green Climate Fund; and facilitating Cross-cutting Capacity Building (CCCB) for the Directorate.

2015
Final Evaluation – Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Program.
Timor-Leste
OXFAM AUSTRALIA
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The evaluation of this Community Based Climate Change Adaptation program explored the progress of pilot community planning processes and implementation of preparedness and mitigation activities implemented by partner communities. The evaluation made use of quantitative and qualitative tools designed by the consultant to assess Development Assistance Criteria (DAC) of Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact and Sustainability of the interventions.

2015
Performance Evaluation: Cash Transfer And Financial Inclusion Program, Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response.
Philippines
MERCY CORPS
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In response to Typhoon Haiyan Mercy Corps launched in January 2014 ‘TabangKO’ in partnership with BPI Globe BanKO and MICRA. Assignment analyzed collected data and undertook participatory research with stakeholders to generate evidence on how humanitarian response, in this case mobile cash transfers and financial products and services, can be delivered in a way that enhances economic recovery and builds resilience to future disasters beyond the immediate impacts of delivering conventional cash transfers.

2015
Climate Change Adaptation And Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist Support.
Indonesia
USAID
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USAID Indonesia’s technical assistance supports the development and implementation of environmental policies, laws, and regulations for natural resource protection and sustainable management. USAID Indonesia works with the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to assist vulnerable areas of Indonesia to become more resilient to the effects of climate change. This assignment assessed climate change vulnerability assessment (VA) processes’ effectiveness in leading to local investments in risk management and identifying key lessons learned, best practices and opportunities to inform future climate change adaptation programming for Indonesia.

2014
Impact Assessment For LWR Supported Coastal Resource Management Projects.
Philippines
LWR
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Impact assessment covered the period of 2001 – 2014 and reviewed all coastal resource management projects supported by Lutheran World Relief (Philippines) in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur implemented through this period. The assessment included a household survey and qualitative data gathering to document achievements and lessons learned in the areas of: women empowerment, enterprise development, coastal resource management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and to a lesser extent emergency responses.

2014
Climate Change Research Support.
Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippines, Lao Pdr, Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar
SEI
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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.

2013
Integrating Climate Change Considerations Into Sustainable Forest Management, Mbeliling, Flores.
Indonesia
BIRDLIFE INDONESIA
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Building awareness of Climate Change and incorporating associated natural resource management concerns at organizational and community levels into project activities in western Flores, through: establishing climate context review methodologies with project staff; development of educational materials; socialization of climate change science to environmental groups and broader communities; and participatory assessment of climate change risks, hazards and adaptation approaches.

2011
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Clients:

  • Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
  • Birdlife (Burung) Indonesia
  • Climate Foundation (CF)
  • Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat (RS)
  • Forest Carbon
  • Green Infrastructure Center (GIC)
  • Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
  • Marie Stopes International
  • Mercy Corps
  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, Government of Timor-Leste
  • Oxfam Australia
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • USAID Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility (ADAPT Asia-Pacific) – AECOM
  • USAID Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience  (CEDAIR)
  • USAID Indonesia
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)