Date(s) - 10 Aug 2018 - 14 Aug 2018
Exchange visits took place between local actors from the Philippines and India. The aim of these exchanges was to provide local actors with an opportunity for knowledge exchange and mutual learning in the area of CBDRM. Sharing practices and networking are important tools for knowledge exchange, but there is often a stronger engagement and a deeper commitment to action when there is a strong relationship between organisations and individuals.
Hosted by PGVS and SEEDS India, this exchange took place in Lucknow, India, with a visit to a community not far from the Nepal border. The participants from the Philippines presented their case studies for mutual learning, but the majority of the exchange was focused on the Indian site visit case study of a trans-border early warning system between this community and the relevant departments in Nepal. Participants discussed the sustainability of this early warning system and proposed actions that could be taken to enhance its sustainability, including consultations with the private sector to enhance multi-stakeholder collaboration and increased access to resources.