Our World, Your Move! Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim untuk Palang Merah Remaja – Manual [Indonesian]


This climate change adaptation manual for Red Cross Youth aims to guide youth and volunteer members of the PMI on climate change and its impacts particularly towards vulnerable communities and their anticipation as well as adaptation.

Limitation: The manual is in Indonesian language only.

This manual is equipped with a flipchart in Indonesian language.



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Climate Change Adaptation Training | 5-8 April 2016 | Vangvieng, Laos

Climate Change is underlined in Lao Red Cross (LRC) Strategic Plan 2011-2015 as a “future trend” that LRC needs to take into consideration. The Strategic Plan notes that “Climate change, in particular, not only endangers lives and undermines livelihoods, but also threatens to exacerbate the gaps between rich and poor, and amplifies the inequities between women and men. In the region, emerging and other epidemic-prone diseases pose serious public health and economic threats to Lao.”
A key need identified is that “Lao Red Cross requires a stronger organization to meet new challenges in the coming years, like climate change adaptation, an increasing number of road accidents in the country, and new pandemics. There is a critical need to have trained and well-equipped emergency response teams throughout the country, and to strengthen partnerships at all levels to make communities stronger and more resilient in disaster preparedness and risk reduction”.


In September 2014, two staffs from the Lao Red Cross (from DM and Health departments) participated in the IFRC Southeast Asia Climate Change Master Training in Thailand. At the end of the training, they identified the following next steps to further take into consideration climate change issues within Lao RC programming:

  • Organize a national training on Climate Change in Lao PDR
  • Develop IEC materials on climate change
  • Integrate climate change issues within CBDRR/CBHD methodologies
  • Organize coordination  meetings with key partners (government, NGOs, PNS, etc.)


Following up to this, a national-level capacity-building on climate-smart programming training/workshop is organized in 5-8 April 2015 in Vang Vieng district, Vientiane province in Laos with following structure and objectives:

  • 3-day training to enhance the skills of LRC staffs on climate change issues, including:
    • key concepts and terminology;
    • impacts on weather patterns;
    • impacts on health;
    • ways to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change; and
    • ways to educate and communicate with communities.
  • 1-day workshop on tools development to integrate Climate Change issues within LRC tools and methodologies (including DM/DRR and Health)


Outcome documents:

Administrative documents:



Climate Change Training of Trainers (TOT) | 7-11 March 2016 | Yangon, Myanmar

Climate Change is considered as a cross-cutting issue that should be taken into consideration while implementing community-based activities in the field of Health, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), including the various thematic areas, phases and cross-cutting themes under DRR. In line with this, the Climate Change Training of Trainers was organized in Yangon, Myanmar, from 7-11 March 2016. 

See Concept Note | Agenda | Report | Content of Training (bottom of the page)


Climate change, DRR and Health

  MRCS Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Manual sets out that climate change adaptation (CCA) and community-based disaster risk reduction should be integrated to enhance aid effectiveness and reduce confusion for communities. In the context of increasing risks associated with the hydro-meteorological hazards and conditions related to climate variability and change, the rationale for integration of climate change into community programming is therefore to prepare the communities for any adverse effects climate change may have for their lives, health and livelihoods. In addition, it is very important to identify areas in on-going community-based DRR or health programs where efforts to address both climate change and environmental degradation can be combined to increase the overall resilience of communities, as they are often closely inter-linked drivers of risk and should not be addressed in isolation.
  There is ample evidence of the impact of climate change in various health issues, such as vector-borne diseases, water borne diseases, temperature related illnesses as well as effects of food and water shortages. For example, variation in climatic conditions, such as temperature, rainfall patterns and humidity, has a profound effect on the longevity of mosquitoes, on the development of malaria and dengue parasites in the mosquito and, subsequently, on their transmission. Indirectly, climate change could also have an effect by influencing environmental factors such as vegetation and availability of breeding sites. MRCS health programming will need to take into account such emerging trends.

                                                     Group activity


Maximum of 30 participants composed of around 20 staff from the DM and Health departments, and 10 volunteers

  • MRCS staff working for DM, Health, CSR or CC related programmes;
  • RCVs who can facilitate in connection with CC to community and RCVs;
  • Staff or RCVs who can work for MRCS at least 3 years continuously and are committed to MRCS;
  • Basic knowledge on CC and interested to study & disseminate to other;
  • Appropriate Education level (at least Matriculation or Graduate)
  • Experience in facilitating trainings; and
  • Representation of the States/Regions/ townships more affected by climate change

Overall, the participants were a mix of DRR and Health staff and volunteers. However, there might be a larger representation from DM/DRR department.

                                  Presentation during one of the sessions


  • to build additional capacities of already qualified and experienced facilitators and/or programme officers and/or Red Cross volunteers from the MRCS HQ and branches
  • to help them integrate climate change into regular MRCS programmes within a resilience-building context (and not as stand-alone CC initiatives).
  • to enhance existing facilitation capacities of the participants to help them effectively deliver key climate change-related messages using participatory and innovative approaches

Content of the training:

Main facilitation were held in English with direct/simultaneous translations to be provided during the sessions.  However, most of the power point presentations were in English.

  1. Basic Terminologies | see similar Powerpoint presentation | Session plan | Group Exercise
  2. Basics of Climate Science and its Humanitarian Consequences | see similar Powerpoint presentation | Session plan
  3. Building Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate through the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement | Powerpoint presentation | Session planResource: IFRC 30th Resolution 2007 | Climate Guide
  4. Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development: Synergies and Overlaps
  5. Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Change Mitigation | see similar Powerpoint presentations and resources on Climate Change Adaptation | Powerpoint presentation on Climate Change Mitigation | Session plan on Climate Change Mitigation
  6. Early Warning Early Action and Use of Forecast Information across different Timescales | Powerpoint presentation in Burmese | Early Warning Translation in Burmese | Reference: Early warning early action learning guidebook and learning manual
  7. Health and Climate | Powerpoint presentation | Exercise
  8. Gender, Diversity and Climate | Powerpoint presentation
  9. Youth and Climate
  10. Communicating Climate Change:  Public Awareness, Education, and the Use of Various Information Platforms | Powerpoint presentation | Session Plan
  11. Climate Policy Engagements and Advocacy | see similar Powerpoint presentation | Session plan
  12. National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) | Powerpoint presentationNational Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) of Myanmar
  13. Climate Finance | Powerpoint presentation | Resources: Climate Finance in Asia | Gender and Climate Finance | Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2015 | Accessing Climate Finance | The Global Climate Finance Architecture | 10 Things to know about Climate Finance in 2015 | Green Climate Fund
  14. Climate Risk Assessment  | Powerpoint presentation | Resources: A quick guide on Climate Smart VCA to DRR | National CCA Plan: Myanmar’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) to Climate Change 2012 |Scientific information tables-Myanmar | Exercise: Secondary information sources
  15. Mainstreaming Climate Change into Programmes | Reference: Minimum Standards for local climate-smart disaster risk reductionExercise Minimum Standards on climate smart Disaster Risk Reduction
  16. Action planning | Powerpoint presentation | Questionnaire for individual plan | Session plan
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Understanding Gender in Community-based Adaptation. Practitioner Brief 3


The brief documents the learning on community based adaptation approaches in ways that are useful to practitioners and decision-makers, in an effort to create an enabling environment for community-based adaptation and to promote good practice by adaptation and development actors.

Doing climate change adaptation in a community-based way is about grounding the process in a good understanding of the local social make-up, and putting the decision-making power into the hands of those affected by the climatic changes.

Integrating gender into community-based adaptation:

  • Is essential for practitioners and communities to ground the adaptation process in a good understanding of the context, existing vulnerabilities and capacities.
  • Is essential for communities to ensure the processes and actions they choose are relevant to both men and women in different social settings.
  • Helps practitioners and communities understand why and how gender groups can be vulnerable to climate change in different ways, and how this changes over time.
  • Helps to ensure decision-making power is more equally distributed between different social groups affected by climatic changes.
  • Is required for community-based adaptation to contribute to the transformation of long-standing, deeply rooted barriers to development.



The brief contains explanations on:

  • Community-based adaptation: why gender matters
  • Integrating gender analysis in community-based adaptation: How does it work?
  • Practical steps for integrating gender analysis into community-based adaptation, involving:  identifying the purpose and questions, choosing the tools, getting the information, analysis and identifying strategic gender issues.

Usage: Guideline for implementation

Audiences: Practitioners, staff

Reference: Care International. Understanding gender in community-based adaptation. Practitioner Brief 3. Adaptation Learning Program for Africa, pp. 1-23. Accessible from http://careclimatechange.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CBA-and-Gender-Analysis-Brief.pdf [last accessed 28 Sept 2016].


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Climate Change Training | 25-27 January 2016 | Hue, Vietnam

Vietnam’s long coastline, geographic location, and diverse topography and climates contribute to its being one of the most hazard-prone countries of the Asia-Pacific region, with storms and flooding, in particular, responsible for economic and human losses. Given that a high proportion of the country’s population and economic assets (including irrigated agriculture) are located in coastal lowlands and deltas, Vietnam has been ranked among the five countries likely to be most affected by climate change, its Mekong Delta is one of the world’s three most vulnerable deltas (together with the Nile Delta in Egypt and the Ganges Delta in Bangladesh) to the sea level rising. According to climate change scenarios, in late 21st century, Viet Nam’s yearly mean temperature will go up by 2-30C, the total yearly and seasonal rainfall increases while the rainfall in dry seasons will decrease, the sea level can rise by 75 cm to 1 m compared to the 1980-1999 period. If the sea level rises by 1 m, about 40% of the Mekong Delta area, 11% of the Red River Delta and 3% of coastal provinces will be inundated (over 20% of Ho Chi Minh City flooded); about 10-12% of Viet Nam’s population are directly impacted and the country will lose around 10% of GDP. Climate change impacts on Viet Nam are serious threats to the cause of poverty reduction, the realization of millennium goals and the country’s sustainable development.

The Vietnam Red Cross (‘VNRC’) has long and intensive experience, almost 20 years, in carrying out disaster risk reduction programs which also contributed to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Though playing an active role in this field for a long time, VNRC still identified a gap in its capacity with regard to the climate change. Therefore, two VNRC staff and one IFRC Vietnam Delegation have attended the Regional Master Climate Change Training in Phuket, Thailand in September 2014. The training aimed to build up a pool of climate change trainers who will then facilitate trainings in SEA National Societies. Following this training, the VNRC staff has successfully advocated the VNRC leaders to integrate climate change into the on-going and future CBDRM/DRR projects.

In order to facilitate the integration, the VNRC, with support from IFRC Bangkok, organized a climate change training in Hue, Vietnam, from 25 – 27 January 2016 for 25 VNRC trainers at provincial level who will subsequently be mobilized for facilitating trainings for communities and promote integration of climate change into their projects.

For more details, please see the training’s Terms of Reference/Concept Note | Agenda | Participant List (see Annex 2 of Report| Report


Power point presentations during the training, all presentations are in Vietnamese [VN] :

  1. Overview of global and Vietnam climate change; Basic science and facts of climate change – past, present and the future [VN]
  2. Impacts of climate change [VN]
  3. Frequently used basic climate change terminologies and their definitions [VN]
  4. Sharing the main results of COP 21, content of Paris Agreements and its implications to Vietnam [VN]
  5. Vietnam Government and climate change: National Strategy and Plan of Action on Climate Change and National Target Program for responding to Climate Change [VN]
  6. Response to climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and mainstreaming (including in VCA process) [VN]
  7. Health and climate change [VN]
  8. Assessing climatic risks at community level and mainstreaming adaptation in community based project activities [VN]
  9. Early warning early action; Public awareness public education [VN]
  10. Orientation of Viet Nam Red Cross on disaster preparedness and response (including mainstreaming of climate change) [VN]
Reference materials for the training participants: