Institutions and Leadership for Climate Resilient Development
The long road to greater climate resilience begins with people. Along the way it involves building better databases, forging links between institutions and bridging gaps between research and policy. But ultimately success depends on the knowledge, skills, dedication and leadership of the people involved: their managerial skills, their knowledge and understanding, and their ability and willingness to lead in effective directions.
This is why the AAP worked to strengthen the professional capabilities of people working in national development throughout the 20 participating countries. As they improved their skills, knowledge and leadership, they increased their ability to overcome challenges, build momentum, influence outcomes and productively engage everyone—from scientists to stakeholders, from policy shapers to decision makers—who can play a role in enhancing the resilience and, therefore, the sustainability of their countries’ development agendas.