Training Needs Assessment and Capacity Building Strategy for PhilCCAP Stakeholders

Authors / Editors: Gonzalez-Flor Benjamina Paula


ABSTRACT

Knowledge on, attitudes toward, and practice of climate change adaptation by agricultural households depend to a large extent on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice (KAP) levels of project implementers and key government staff as well as key knowledge management and development partners. The Philippine Climate Change Adaptation (PhilCCAP) project aims to equip stakeholders on the necessary knowledge and skills to address climate change impacts especially to agricultural households among others. These stakeholders include local government officials; nongovernment organization staff; civil society (media, Church, academe, socio-civic organizations, peace keeping officers, etc); and the private sector. Their capacities to promote climate change adaptation knowledge, attitudes, and practice (CCA-KAP) therefore have to be ensured. While establishing the KAP levels of people involved in PhilCCAP is required, benchmarking the larger society is ideal to find out the general sentiment of how climate change adaptation is viewed by different groups. How are the impacts of climate change managed? This is a question that stakeholders should be able to answer which was the intent of this research.