Agenda of the 1st Meeting of Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Projects

Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 21st Jul 2011 - 22nd Jul 2011

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Time Topic
Day 1
08.30–09.00 Registration
09.00–09.30 Opening Speech

by Dr. Truong Hong Tien,
Deputy Director General of Viet Nam National Mekong Committee

Welcoming Address
by Dr. Tran Duc Cuong
Officer-In-Charge of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS)

Meeting Overview
by Dr. Vitoon Viriyasakultorn (facilitator of the Meeting)
Technical Coordination Advisor, MRCS

09.30–10.00 Keynote Presentation: Breaking dilemma on climate change adaptation planning

by Mr. Suppakorn Chinvanno
Southeast Asia START Regional Center

10.00–10.30 Keynote Presentation: Adaptation: the culture of nurturing nature
by Ms. Dusita Krawanchid
Stockholm Environment Institute Asia Center
10.30–10.45 Coffee break
10.45–11.15 Keynote Presentation: Successful community-based approach: a combination of traditional knowledge utilization, community ownership and gender empowerment in Central Viet Nam
by Ms. Nguyen Thi Yen
CARE International Viet Nam
11.15–11.45 Keynote Presentation: Agricultural productivity and food security in the lower Mekong Basin: Impact of climate change and options for adaptation
by Dr. Mohammed Mainuddin
Surface Water Hydrology Program, CSIRO Land and Water
11.45–12.10 Building network of local demonstration projects and potential benefits to the Mekong River Basin
By Dr. Tran Mai Kien
Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI), MRCS
12.15–13.30 Lunch + Market Place
13.30–15.00 Good practices 1: Impact and vulnerability assessment for Climate Change Adaptation
15.00–15.30 Coffee break + Market Place
15.30–17.00 Good practices 2:  Identification and selection of adaptation options
17.00–17.15 Wrap-up of the first day and brief description of the next day
Day 2
08.30–08.45 Recap the 1st day and Introduction of the 2nd day
08.45–10.15 Good practices 3: Enhancing adaptive capacity
10.15–10.30 Coffee break + Market Place
10.30–12.00 Good practices 4: Participation and gender mainstreaming in Climate Change Adaptation
12.00–13.30 Lunch

Synthesis of the good adaptation practices and its challenges in the Lower Mekong Basin
by Dr. Vithet Srinetr
Environment Programme Coordinator, MRCS


Panel Discussion: How to overcome the challenges and build capacity for local adaptation actions.

Panelists consisting of

  1. Mr. Suppakorn Chinvanno (Southeast Asia START Regional Centre)
  2. Dr. Bach Tan Sinh (National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies)
  3. Dr. Clemens Grunbuhel (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)
  4. Mr. Rob Hulme (Bayer CropScience)
  5. Ms. Nguyen Thi Yen (CARE International Viet Nam)
14.45–15.00 Coffee break

Panel Discussion: Replication and up-scaling of good practices in the Lower Mekong Basin

Panelists consisting of

  1. Ms. Huong Huynh Lan (Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment)
  2. Ms. Dang Thuy Trang (WWF Greater Mekong in Lao PDR)
  3. Dr. Kai Kim Chiang (Institute for Social and Environmental Transition)
  4. Dr. Supaporn Anuchiracheeva (Earth Net Foundation)
  5. Mr. Yim Sophors (Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture)
16.00–16.15 Next step
16.15–16.30 Closing ceremony
by Mr. Sourasay Phoumavong
Director of Environment Division, MRCS

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