Twenty-seven participants from nine ASEAN Member States completed the ASEAN Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) in December 2020. The ACLP, designed as a contribution to the work of the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network, aimed to enhance leadership skills while contributing to ASEAN policy processes and outcomes related to climate change, food security and land management. The virtual programme lasted 2.5 months ( 1 October to 11 December 2020).
The ACLP is being supported by the Climate Smart Land Use in ASEAN (CSLU) project, which receives funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in close cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat. It is being organised in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
Several other organisations and experts have contributed to the programme design and implementation, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, the Stockholm Environment Institute, Grow Asia, the Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC) and the
Amsterdam Leadership Academy.