Enhancing capacities of the AgMIP South Asia Regional Teams through capacity-building workshops and knowledge-sharing platforms
Duration: 01/Mar/2012 - 28/Feb/2014
Locations: Asia / Bangladesh / India / Nepal / Pakistan / Sri Lanka
Donor: Academic institute eg university or college,Columbia University-USA
The proposed project capitalizes on partnership between the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in the building of capacity for transdisciplinary research teams throughout the South Asia region. The aim is to prepare and publish integrated assessments of climate change impacts and adaptation for the following regions: Pakistan; the Indo-Gangetic Basin; Southern India, and Sri Lanka. The Regional Coordination Team will liaise with designated representatives from each Research Team, and with AgMIP Leadership, to enable collaborative workshop development. Research Teams will be advised on how to organize and prepare for participation in each workshop. Topics include: development of an inventory of data needed for regional assessments; guidelines for identifying IT goals of the project; establishment of concise summaries of climate, crop and economic model analysis in planning or underway; and identification of stakeholders whose engagement is likely to be mutually beneficial.