C3D side event at COP 17 highlights north-south-south cooperation to advance climate change capacity development
In introducing the second theme, Ms. Anne Hammill of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) introduced CRiSTAL, a tool that provides guidance to project planners in designing and adjusting community based activities to support adaptation. She also announced that with support of C3D a CRiSTAL-Forest version was under development in partnership with the Centre for International Forestry, with testing planned to take place in 2012. Ms. Gifty Ampomah of ENDA demonstrated how CRiSTAL had been applied in the Gambia. She highlighted how the tool had enabled the communityto do a vulnerability assessment and develop concrete adaptation plans.