OUTPUT 1: Countries and regions supported to develop “no/low regrets” investment and non-investment measures to increase climate change resilience and integrate these measures into river basin management plans, other national plans/programmes, and budgets.
WP 1: National planning processes
Objectives: To promote assistance for top-managers and decision-makers in selected CACENA countries to increase their knowledge about existing measures / solutions for CCA, which they can use for National planning process.
Activity 1.1: Contribution to the National Capacity Developments in Central Asian countries on CCA bringing GWP’s knowledge
In Central Asia GWP CACENA will organize in each of five countries a training seminars for top-managers and decision-makers on using BEAM-model for national policy and development planning with account of climate change scenarios. It will be organized in the form of two-days "master-class", where participants could simulate climate-related development options based on their input data.
Outputs and results: A number of national training seminars in Central Asia on modeling tool produced by GWP CACENA. No activities in Caucasus countries
Indicators: About 30-50 of high level decision-makers and experts from five countries will obtain significant improvements for their capacities in policies, institutional arrangements and management instruments for water security and climate resilience. Proper improvement could be assessed for each country depending on their baseline status. The use of instruments (such as BEAM model for climate impact assessments, mapping options, multi-criteria analysis, etc) will be used to assess progress in making changes.
OUTPUT 2: Solutions in place for addressing critical water security challenges to enhance climate resilience of countries and communities
WP 2: Demonstration Projects
Objectives: To demonstrate for top-managers and decision-makers in all CACENA countries IWRM related measures / solutions for CCA, which could be used for real practice.
Activity 2.1: Improvement of water infrastructure to reduce lands degradation and increase water quality used for irrigation in small communities located in upper watersheds (specific focus to the mountain zones of Armenia) – coping with the changes in climatic conditions.
Activity 2.2: Disaster mitigation measures in the Sakire village in the Borjomi region, Georgia.
Activity 2.3 – 2.7: Drought Risk Management: IWRM solutions for demand management in selected pilot irrigation zones (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).
Activity 2.8: Drought Risk Management: IWRM solutions for demand management in selected pilot irrigation zone in Kyrgyz Republic (Talas province).
General Indicators for activities 2.1-2.8: Eight demonstration projects on water security and climate resilience undertaken will be supported with assistance from GWP. The outputs will be the form of eight documented cases of solution replication developed and disseminated through GWP network. Evaluation and lesson learning will be integral to project implementation to ensure GWP draws out key lessons from these demonstration projects.
OUTPUT 3: Knowledge and capacity developed for enhancing water security and climate resilience
WP 3: Capacity Development
Objectives: This activity has direct link to the outputs of the above mentioned activities under WP 2 (demonstration projects). The main goal is to acknowledge decision-makers and water professionals in all CACENA countries with results achieved during pilot testing of the IWRM related measures / solutions for CCA, which could be implemented widely for real day-to-day practice.
Activity 3.1: Regional and National Training Workshops on Climate Change Adaptation and IWRM
Outputs and results: GWP CACENA will conduct one regional coordination workshop (in the beginning - to adopt plans for demo activities – in August 2013 side by side with the UN International High Level Conference in Dushanbe) and eight national seminars (one in each CACENA country) to report demonstration outputs – almost in the end of/ or after demo activities.
Indicators: Up to 50 persons in each of CACENA countries of operational personnel at the level of national authorities or basin administration and civic organizations with enhanced technical and analytical capacity for assessing the impacts and risks in enabling water security in the context of climate change.
OUTPUT 4: Knowledge and capacity developed for enhancing water security and climate resilience
WP 4: Knowledge and awareness
Objectives: Wide dissemination of the GWP knowledge and experiences about IWRM solutions, which could be used for CCA over the CACENA region.
Activity 4.1: Rising public awareness via GWP CACENA’s special information newsletter on CCA, regularly published and disseminated among stakeholders (each six months during program terms).
Outputs and results: GWP CACENA is going to publish special newsletter with regular submission information (in Russian and English) about on-going activities and outputs achieved, and lessons learned under this program on CCA.
Indicators: Four issues of newsletter and some other media features in all eight CACENA countries on climate resilience & water security initiated by GWP.
OUTPUT 5: Operational GWP network working with strategic allies and stakeholders to integrate water security and climate resilience in the development process
WP 5: Governance and Fundraising
Objectives: To strengthen capacities of the GWP CACENA network as broker of IWRM knowledge and practices, which could be applied by CACENA countries for increasing resilience to climatic variability.
Activity 5.1: Improving fundraising capacity of CWPs and RWP CACENA
Secretariat of the GWP CACENA will assist country partnerships effectively reporting against results framework of this program. GWP CACENA will implement the Results Framework and associated Monitoring and Evaluation procedures across the GWP network
Outputs and results: GWP CACENA will guarantee increased program and financial performance across regional and country partnerships.
Indicators: Number of GWP Network partner organizations with enhanced capacity to manage and develop water resources and increase resilience to climatic variability.