Working with CDKN in Asia

With support from the UK-based Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the Climate Centre and its partners in Indonesia and the Philippines were able to scale and translate lessons, outcomes and ideas from Partners for Resilience work into evidence-based policy dialogue.

Multiple tools and outputs were developed as part of this ‘CDKN Asia’ programme to enhance the capacity of grass-roots organizations to engage in dialogue in policy forums at all levels, and introduce it in major international agreements.


Much of the preparatory work for the diplomacy at the UN conferences in Sendai and COP 21 in Paris was based on outcomes of this project, including case studies and booklets generated at writeshops (photo from Manila), and a paper on the Minimum standards for local climate-smart disaster risk reduction for the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The ‘Minimum Standards’ have now been distributed and applied widely in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and outside it.

We use them in most training events on risk management worldwide, as a reference for making proposals to donors and as a benchmark in evaluations such as Red Cross climate adaptation in Viet Nam.