Learning Event

Adaptation Actions for Transformation: Key Lessons

  • Oct 19, 2016

5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

Adapting and Living under 2°C: Bridging Gaps in Policy and Practice

The Climate Investment Funds’ $1.2 billion Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) assists national governments in integrating climate resilience into development planning across sectors and stakeholder groups. The CIF's participation at the 5th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum is an opportunity to:

  • Strengthen PPCR pilot country understanding of the challenges climate change poses to development planning and the implementation of programs and projects
  • Support the gathering and sharing of lessons between PPCR pilot countries through presentations and discussions


​Wednesday, October 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. IST (11 p.m. - 12 a.m. EST)

A panel discussion with government representatives from PPCR pilot countries sharing experiences and lessons learned from accessing and implementing their programs with a focus on innovation, partnership arrangements, and driving transformational change. Panelists will also highlight what they have been doing differently to build the capacity to tackle climate change and ensure a more sustainable future. 

Moderator: Vidhisha Samarasekara, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank


  • Xianfu Lu, Adaptation Programme UNFCCC Secretariat, Team Lead, Methodologies: Framing Transformational Adaptation
  • Meas Sophal, Deputy Director General Department of Administration for Nature Conservation and Protection, Ministry of Environment: Lessons and Challenges in Mainstreaming Climate Resilience
  • Janakie Meegastenna, Director of the Drainage and Flood Control Division of the Irrigation Department (Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management), Sri Lanka: Lessons and Challenges in Integrating Climate Resilience in Investments
  • Giyosiddin Nemonov, Senior Program Assistant, PPCR Secretariat, Tajikistan: Improving Livelihoods to Bring Transformational Change
  • Jean Viliamu, Principal Officer, Climate Resilience Investment and Coordination Unit Ministry of Finance and Kirisimasi Seumanutafa, Principal Strategic Planning Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa: Mainstreaming Adaptation in Small Islands: From Planning to Action
  • Laxmi Kumari Basnet, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment and  Raju Babu Pudasaini, Under Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment, Nepal: Building Resilience in Mountain Eco-regions

This session was jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank and the CIF/PPCR teams