Child-Centred Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines: Guidance Document for Local-level indicators

Submitted by Pia Treichel | published 12th Nov 2015 | last updated 17th Mar 2020
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How do we know if a climate change program has helped children and their communities adapt to the impacts of climate change?

What does successful adaptation look like from the perspective of children, youth and their communities? 

This guidance document provides details of a focus group discussion (FGD) process and tools, including additional interview questions and an analysis guide, to help practitioners answer these questions – specifically, to understand how children and their communities have been supported to adapt to climate change. The guidance document was developed through the Australian Aid-funded Child-Centred Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation (CC-CBA) Project in the Philippines.

The process in this guidance document, including FGD questions, has been field-tested with children and their communities and iteratively refined over the course of this project. The framework for answering these questions is based on local-level indicators of climate change adaptation.

These indicators are intended to help understand changes and progress as a result of project activities. The FGD process is thus qualitative. Some indicators can also be translated through scalar (quantitative) measures.

Specifically, this document provides guidance on when and how to conduct a focus group discussion (FGD), instructions for FGD facilitators and documenters, an FGD question guide, guidance on conducting supplementary interviews and questions to use, debrief instructions with an associated discussion guide and note-taking template, and guidance for analysis and an analysis framework template.

The full text can be downloaded from the right-hand column of this page.

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