Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation Training Curriculum – Cagayan de Oro
The City of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) located in Mindanao, Philippines, faces natural hazards including flooding, landslides, and storm surge; each likely to be exacerbated by climate change. In order to address these hazards, the city conducted a climate vulnerability assessment and updated its Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in 2019. To begin measuring the effectiveness of the activities outlined in the LCCAP, the city will need to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to better understand the effectiveness of adaptation activities.
In 2019, the Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project collaborated with Cagayan de Oro (CDO) government officials to improve the implementation and monitoring of the city’s Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). This included developing an M&E plan and conducting an assessment of municipal staff M&E technical capacity. This report included recommendations to continue building M&E capacity for all staff with M&E responsibilities.
To begin to address this challenge, in December 2019, ATLAS—with logistical support from the USAID Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) project—held a training workshop for CDO officials, providing training on M&E concepts, as well as technical assistance to operationalize the LCCAP M&E plan. The training curriculum and materials developed by ATLAS provide an overview of the three-day training activities and outcomes.
These materials are accompanied by a report that summarizes the results of ATLAS’ assessment of CDO’s M&E technical capacity, a literature review that examines a range of M&E approaches developed by international organizations, national governments and municipal authorities, and a reference guide on developing citywide adaptation M&E systems. This work was also highlighted during the July 2019 Adaptation Community Meeting and can be accessed through the event presentation or recorded webinar.