Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Partnership with the International Center for Tropical Agiculture (CIAT)
​Priority Setting Workshop:
 
As part of the implementation of the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (LAKI) for the Andean subregion, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) collaborated with UN Environment and the UNFCCC secretariat to organize a priority-setting workshop on 24-26 September 2014 in Bogota, Colombia. The purpose of this workshop was to identify a set of prioritized adaptation knowledge gaps and a preliminary list of response actions and associated institutions for addressing these gaps in the subregion. Please click here to access the full workshop report.
 
A multidisciplinary stakeholder group of core experts discussed and agreed to a pool of 13 priority adaptation knowledge gaps for the Andean subregion through a multi-criteria analysis approach. Participants also provided a preliminary list of potential response actions, noting concrete deliverables and target beneficiaries, and provided advice as to the best-placed organisations to undertake such responses.
 
Priority  Adaptation Knowledge Gaps:

 

The list of priority knowledge gaps identified for the Andean subregion is listed below.

No.

Thematic area

Gap Description

Cluster

Knowledge user

1)

Scientific research and climate observation

Gaps in integrated research on the effects of climate change on ecosystem services, and their relationship with the quality of life of populations

Lack of data, lack of actionable knowledge (e.g., in need of repackaging existing knowledge), lack of tools/methods [Mix]

Authorities and ministries for water and irrigation, human consumption, enterprises for drinking water and hydro-energy, ministries and agencies for planning, authorities for the environment, carbon markets, authorities for the environment, plant breeders

2)

Land use, planning and risk management

Scarcity of mechanisms for including adaptation in current planning tools

Lack of tools/methods [4]

National government (different parts of the government and different ministries), local governments, public institutions, academia, civil society (including non-governmental organizations), Andean regional entities

3)

Scientific research and climate observation

Lack of data and information on health and associated variables, and on the impact of climate change on health in the Andean subregion

Lack of data [1]

National and subnational governments, universities, non-governmental organizations

4)

Impacts on production sectors

Lack of economic information and cost-benefit analyses needs for adaptation

Lack of data, lack of tools/methods [Mix]

National and subnational governments, universities, non-governmental organizations

5)

Land use, planning and risk management

Gaps in methodologies for promoting processes that facilitate multi-sectoral adaptation

Lack of actionable knowledge (e.g., in need of repackaging existing knowledge), lack of tools/methods [Mix]

National and local governments

6)

Impacts on production sectors

Gaps in socio-economic information for evaluating the impact of climate change

Lack of data, lack of access [Mix]

National government (different parts of the government and different ministries), local governments, public institutions, academia, civil society (including non-governmental organizations)

7)

Impacts on production sectors

Scarcity of sectoral analyses on the costs of climate change and on the investment needs for adaptation

Lack of data [1]

National and local governments

8)

Land use, planning and risk management

Gaps in information on tools for territorial planning and land use

Lack of data, lack of tools/methods [Mix]

National and local governments, academia: universities and relevant research centres, private sector: trade and associations, civil society, including non-governmental organizations, organizations for development cooperation

9)

Scientific research and climate observation

Gaps in the analyses of social variables, and of supply and demand for water, associated with different climate change scenarios

Lack of data [1]

National and local governments

10)

Impacts on production sectors

Scarcity of information and of analyses relating to the impact of climate change on agricultural and livestock production systems

Lack of data [1]

Regional governments, national government (different parts of the government and different ministries), local governments, public institutions, academia, civil society, including non-governmental organizations

11)

Scientific research and climate observation

 

Gaps in research and the exchange of knowledge on techniques, and in the optimization of technologies for managing hydric resources and adapting to the effects of climate change 

 

Lack of data [1]

 

 

Authorities and ministries for water and irrigation, human consumption, enterprises for drinking water and hydro-energy, ministries and agencies for planning, authorities for the environment, carbon markets, authorities for the environment, plant breeders

12)

Capacity-building and participation

Absence of mechanisms for the dissemination of knowledge on adaptation to local communities

Lack of access, lack of tools/methods [Mix]

 

 

Local governments, academia, universities, private sector; farmer associations, civil society, including non-governmental organizations

13)

Public policies and institutions

Lack of tools to enhance systematization of existing experiences on adaptation

Lack of tools/methods [4]

n/a

 
​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​

<< BACK TO LAKI MAIN PAGE

​​