Training needs assessment for mainstreaming adaptation in agriculture and related water sectors:
Capacity building and training has been one of the neglected areas of governance in the Asia-Pacific region often termed as 'by the disposable for the disposable'. This has led to poor planning and investments in capacity building leading to poor capacities at all levels. This has relevance to climate change adaptation where various stakeholders are expected to update their knowledge and skills to keep abreast with the evolving knowledge on climate change for making dependable interventions. One of the means of achieving this is to design a comprehensive training needs assessment that looks at skill and knowledge areas and compares it with the set of ideal framework from the point of climate change adaptation. This presentation presents a framework for training needs assessment in most climate sensitive sectors including agriculture and water sectors.