Tuesday | May 6th     13:00 - 14:30

Creating sustainable solutions for international development

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Part I: Climate-Resilient Development Framework

The Climate-Resilient Development Framework facilitates the integration of climate considerations into development planning and policy-making by helping development and sectoral planners and decision-makers identify, evaluate, select, implement and adjust actions to reduce climate vulnerabilities. The framework is premised on a ‘development-first’ approach, which ensures that efforts to address climate stressors support broader development objectives. It also enables consideration of a wider range of stressors – both climate and non-climate – that contribute to vulnerability, and better understanding of the possible implications of adaptation actions, including for REDD+ and disaster risk reduction. In addition to outlining the details of the framework, the presentation will include a number of case studies.

Part 2: Nature, Wealth, and Power 2.0 (NPW2)

Nature, Wealth, and Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development (NWP2) is an integrated and innovative framework of rural development best practice and principles. It has been published by USAID as a modified and improved version of the 2002 framework. It seeks to improve policy and practice by promoting an integrated and systems approach to biophysical, economic, and governance dimensions of development. Progress is needed not only on increasing productivity in climate smart ways, and developing markets that work for the poor and stimulate growth, but in empowering people and promoting accountability, transparency and devolution. NWP2 is a flexible framework that can be used to develop and analyze both small-scale projects and national level policies.  It has been successfully applied to numerous technical subsectors including forestry, landscape and watershed management, fisheries, wildlife, community-based adaptation, and small- and large-scale agriculture and livestock. It includes an illustrative toolbox and numerous case studies, several of which are from Asia.

The presentation described the framework, explaining how it works as well as outlining cases and tools.

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