Hatfield Wins a Landmark $3.5 Million Project from the Asian Development Bank for Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning in Cambodia
Sep 11, 2013
Hatfield has been awarded a five-year long technical assistance project from the Asian Development Bank to better equip Cambodian policy makers and institutions to address the threats posed by climate change by helping integrate climate resilience into core development planning. The adverse impacts of climate change on the Cambodian economy, environment and people are projected to be profound. Cambodia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of its heavy reliance on climate-sensitive sectors like water and agriculture, coupled with its current limited capacity to adapt.
Hatfield will work closely with the Cambodia Ministry of Environment, the Cambodia National Climate Change Committee and other national ministries and inter-governmental bodies to develop national capacity for responding to climate change. The technical assistance aims to improve climate resilience in key sectors such as water, agriculture, and infrastructure, and build a foundation for better communication and monitoring and evaluation of current and planned climate-related activities. The technical assistance will also provide ongoing support to the climate adaptation component of seven agriculture, water resources, and rural infrastructure projects slated for investment by the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank.
The technical assistance is part of Phase 2 of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Cambodia. The PPCR is a significant effort from the international development community to pilot ways of mainstreaming climate risk and reliance into core development planning.
For more information, please contact us:
Dr. Sokhem Pech, Ph.D
Manager, International Development
HATFIELD CONSULTANTS PARTNERSHIP
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