Creation of awareness raising and policy influencing tools

Published: 23 October 2015
Last edited: 26 August 2016
Multi-stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) platforms are created, comprised of government representatives, NGOs, civil society involved in the project. The platforms consist of management committees set up in each village and at provincial level, to monitor the project’s activities and inform its management. The committees provide support for the daily implementation of the activities as well as for strategic engagement with other institutions. Advocacy material for policy makers is also produced. The engagement at national, regional and global levels is crucial, to ensure that knowledge is transferred, and that policy makers become advocates/implementers of the key lessons learned from the project. Strategic engagements at national, regional and global levels included so far: - A national inception workshop of the project - A national forum with the Directorate of Civil protection on ecosystems-based risk management - Presentation of the project at regional forums and meetings (regional conservation forum, regional consultations for the WCDRR) - Showcasing the project in publications or case studies for global events (UNFCCC COP 21)

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Alliance and partnership development
Scale of implementation
Global
Local
Multi-national
Subnational
National

Enabling factors

-Early involvement and awareness of governments: local governments should take part in the project from its start, and national government representatives should been invited to its inception workshop. - Establishment of MSD platforms at multiple levels of implementation allows monitoring of activities and provides guidance for strategic policy outreach - The international role and presence of an organization like IUCN, allows for opportunities to showcase activities and advocate for nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation at various levels.

Lessons learned

- The creation of multi-stakeholders committees, in charge of monitoring and informing field activities, is key for actively involving partners and local governments in the implementation of the project. Their active engagement at every step of the project gives them ownership and encourages interactions between different sectors (research, civil society, environmental organizations, etc.) that usually don’t work together. - Working on policy influence at all levels (local to global) allows to effectively make the case for ecosystem-based solutions for climate change. -Showcasing local traditional knowledge for adaptation encourages government to implement similar actions at broader scales.