Enhancing Leadership Skills to Strengthen Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Resilience in ASEAN

The ASEAN Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) is set to launch its third iteration in mid-2024, focusing on strengthening regional climate change policy and action. This initiative, a collaborative effort of ASEAN AgriTrade project and the ASEAN EU-German Climate Action Programme (CAP), is funded by the German Government (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ.

ACLP III aims to empower leaders in the ASEAN region to address climate change challenges, with the core theme of “Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices to enhance Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on the pathway towards net zero.”

The preparation for ACLP III involved two virtual co-creation workshops on November 20, 2023, and January 15, 2024. Moreover, these sessions were also built upon insights from the ACLP Alumni Knowledge Sharing Workshop held on September 7, 2023, where former participants shared experiences and provided critical feedback.

Stakeholders from ASEAN Member States, development organizations, academia, and civil society organizations collaborated to identify target participants and their capacity needs. The focus is on climate-smart agriculture, gender in agriculture and forestry, climate change policy, and leadership skills.