Report Regional Climate Change Curriculum Development TOT Thailand May 2014
In May 2014 the USAID Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (USAID LEAF) program, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), brought together academics from American and Asian universities that have been collaborating since October 2012 to develop regional climate change curriculum for forestry and natural resources management courses and programs in the four Mekong countries of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and thereafter in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The 5-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Regional Climate Change Curriculum Development (RECCCD), held in Bangkok, Thailand, focused on the two modules of Social and Environmental Soundness and Carbon Measurement and Monitoring. During the week the two module teams delivered teaching sessions and refined materials for both modules. Both teams also planned for materials finalization and the next TOT for these modules to be held in August 2014 along with the other two modules of Basic Climate Change and Low Emission Land Use Planning. The country teams also created action plans on how to use and integrate the materials in to their existing university programs.
This report summarizes the training, its main outputs, and next steps.