Members of the Prolinnova Country Platforms in Cambodia, India and Nepal involved in the LINEX–CCA (Local INnovation and EXperimentation for Climate Change Adaptation) project supported by Misereor, Germany, met on 25 May 2013, before the Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW). Suman Manandhar (LI-BIRD, Nepal), Sonali Bisht (INHERE, India), Sam Vitou (CEDAC, Cambodia) and Chesha Wettasinha (ETC Foundation, Netherlands) attended the meeting.
The main issues discussed were: community perceptions on the impacts of climate change as identified through the baseline studies; local innovation to adapt to these impacts and how it can be supported through a process of participatory innovation development (PID); and capacity building of communities and local stakeholders to engage in PID processes. The Asian CP partners of LINEX–CCA and the CP partners in the CLIC–SR (Combining Local Innovative Capacity with Scientific Research) project in Eastern Africa had a joint session in monitoring and evaluation facilitated by Prolinnova International Support Team member Marise Espineli from IIRR in the Philippines.
During the IPW, the CPs involved in LINEX–CCA in Asia and CLIC–SR in Eastern Africa facilitated a joint session on local innovation and PID as a means of strengthening resilience of local communities to change. Read more on this session at the IPW in the workshop report.