7124. Climate Change Screening of Embassies' Water and Food Programmes
In April and May of 2014, a team of experts has supported eleven Dutch Embassies to better integrate climate change in their water and food security programmes. This team consisted of experts from the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI at Wageningen University), the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), Dr Kadi Warner (World Resources Institute seconded expert, senior advisor for DGIS on environment and climate), and the DSU.
The DSU performed various roles in this process, as a coordinator/leader, workshop facilitator, and climate expert.
Despite the time pressure, the partners were able to cooperate successfully and deliver high-quality products that were appreciated by the Embassies and DGIS. Some Embassies requested annual updates of the country-specific climate change information that was provided. The Pitch & Bids helped DGIS to report on progress on objectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation, and increased the awareness of climate change issues among Embassy personnel.
Members of the working group
Technical secretary: mr A.J. Kolhoff
Last modified: 22 Feb 2016