The Asian Development Bank with support of FutureWater delivered a workshop on climate and disaster risk information tools in Laos.

Several sector-focused training sessions were provided to ministry officials engaged in food security (19 June) and housing and transport (20 June). The training programme will be followed up by a hands-on training on the application of the tools and for a specific training on GIS and the use of the climate risk-checklist that was developed for development projects. A guideline on using climate and disaster risk information, including the checklist and referencing the published data report, will be prepared for stakeholder consultation later this year.

FutureWater is currently working with the ADB to develop a next-generation tool for climate risk assessments of investment projects, for which Laos is one of the pilot countries. The workshop was delivered under a regional Technical Assistance supported by the Government of Austria.

Workshop participants receiving training Climate and Disaster Risk Information Tools, Vientiane, 20 June 2023.