Linked Indicators for Vital Ecosystem Services (LIVES)

2nd Collaborative Research Team Meeting, 28-29 May, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

AGENDA OVERVIEW AND MATERIALS

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Part 1: Introducing the LIVES Project

Part 2: Modelling and training in Cambodia

Part 3: Navigating the nexus at the regional scale

Part 4: Navigating the nexus at the regional scale

  • Presentation
    • Governance indicators review outputs
    • Well-being indicators review outputs
    • Economic indicators review outputs
    • Biophysical indicators review outputs

Part 5: Working session

Part 6: Recap and action planning


ANNOTATED AGENDA

Day 1: Thursday, 28 May 2015 Format
Part 1: Introducing the LIVES project
08h30 Welcome – Louise Gallagher

  • Introducing the Luc Hoffmann Institute
  • Summary: A theory of change for Food-Energy-Water decision-making
  • Recap of the CRT1 outcomes and action points
Presentation and questions
Participant introductions and meeting expectations

  • Refining the meeting objectives / agenda
Roundtable
Group task(s)

  1. How can we improve the theory of change for the LIVES project?

Reporting back to the group and plenary discussion

Breakout group
Part 2: Modelling and training in Cambodia
10h15 Meeting Food-Energy-Water policy needs at national and landscape scales through understanding basic connections between natural systems and relevant economic sectors
– Andrea Bassi and Kimchhin Sok

  • Update on the modeling and capacity building effort at national and local scales
  • Quick summary of the policy analysis
  • Observations on progress and aims for the next 6 months
Presentation and questions
Group task(s)

  1. Discuss the CLD: are the boundaries of the model, and the level of detail of the analysis coherent with the problem statement?
  2. Review the main output indicators, how could these be used to support policy formulation and policy assessment both at the national and provincial level?
  3. Systems approach: is there an opportunity to replicate this approach, and possibly integrate new sectors in the framework of analysis? (e.g. provide MOE with a stronger and broader model for additional policy analysis). The simple models could be used as examples of additions, as a modular approach (e.g. for other sectors that would have a similar degree of complexity)
  4. Discuss options to share model features and communicate model results: what user experience should we target? (e.g. is the user interface sufficient?)

Reporting back to the group and plenary discussion

Breakout group
Part 3: Navigating the nexus at the regional scale
14h00 Analysing trade-offs in the Mekong Basin between energy production and food production – Jamie Pittock and Kien van Nguyen

  • Update on the trade-off case studies and analysis at basin scale
  • Focus on case study research on fish production/consumption trade offs from dyke development in the Mekong Delta
  • Observations on progress and aims for the next 6 months
Presentation and questions
Group task(s)

  1. Discuss implications of research for national policy
  2. Discuss the implications of research for regional policy, e.g. donor plans (GIZ) and ADB strategies.
  3. Identify upcoming regional technical and political events where this data could be presented

Reporting back to the group and plenary discussion

Breakout group
15h45 Capturing Mekong Trade-off Stories in an infographic series
– Stu Orr
Presentation
Group task(s)

  1. What would the best infographic
  2. Guiding questions from the designer
  3. Table to be completed

Reporting back to the group and plenary discussion

Breakout groups

Day 2: Friday, 29 May 2015 Format
08h30 Synthesis of Day 1 discussion Presentation and roundtable
Part 4: Food-Energy-Water indicators at global level
09h00 Indicators for the linkages between food-energy-water in river basins Sarah Freeman, Simon Costanzo and Louise Gallagher

  • Update on global review work for indicators in river basins
  • Observations on progress and aims for the next 6 months
Presentation and discussion
Group task(s)Governance indicators:

  1. Can you talk good water governance without talking good governance generally? Where do we draw the boundaries? What about governance in other sectors, e.g. – should we be looking at forestry?
  2. How do we move from talking about the ideal to the doable? Which indicators are key?
  3. Can we compare basins globally?

Reporting back to the group and plenary discussion

Breakout group
Part 5: Working session
10h45 Group task(s)Topics to be finalised in the course of the meeting but could include:

  1. Joint review of the regional and local scale causal diagrams (critical variables) and the global indicator framework: What does the modeling and trade-off analysis work tell us about creating linkages between indicators for river basin management?
  2. How can the regional and local scale models and data support each other?
  3. What lessons can we draw out from the approach to training being taken in the local modeling/national policy work in Cambodia?
  4. What are some narratives or key concepts that show the multiscale nature of this research?
Breakout group
13h30 Reporting back to the group and plenary discussion Roundtable
Part 6: Recap and action planning
15h45 Individual task

  1. What are some key take away points from the meeting discussions?
  2. Do you have any feedback on directions the project is taking?
  3. How do we take LIVES forward to support policy and practice in the Mekong and globally?
  4. What are some synergies to explore further and other crucial follow up points?
  5. Do you have any “asks” to members of the CRT?

Plenary discussion

Roundtable

Meeting information

Dinner events

  • 27th of May:

  • Welcome dinner at Himawari (open for all meeting participants)

  • 28th of May:

  • Dinner at Himawari (open for all meeting participants)

  • 29th of May:

  • Khmer BBQ at Sovanna II, 2C Abdul Carime Street 21 (open for all meeting participants)

Logistics

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