The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

Joint Impact Assessment of CTA’s support to IPACC

This report is the result of the joint impact study of CTA support to ACP partner organisations and networks led by the CTA in Wageningen, which details the impact of the relationship and collaboration between IPACC and CTA over 7 years beginning from 2007. It follows the early stages of this study, which included the Powerpoint and the quick scan and provides an in-depth look at, not a chosen aspect of the quick scan, but what IPACC learned while doing the quick scan.
This report aims to demonstrate that the collaboration between CTA and IPACC with a partnership since 2007 and valued at 297,354 Euros has enabled IPACC to develop a new strategy which enabled indigenous people (IPs) to engage far more effectively with their national governments. During the years that IPACC was supporting the mobilisation, organisation and access of IPs to the United Nations in order to navigate to get the convention UNDRIP signed, indigenous people did not enjoy great success in challenging their national governments around the recognition and rights of IPs.With the set of interventions proposed by CTA and by IPACC itself and woven together in a particular way has led to significant wins at national level. This set of interventions included participatory methods on the ground, which led to extensive knowledge of IPs about their own environments and their own adaptation strategies which are shared with scientists and government officials at local level; recording, publishing and sharing these findings at international level; learning about climate change and the myriad of issues, mechanisms and spaces where climate adaptation and mitigation strategies were being debated; influencing the debate with their own indigenous knowledge and returning to engage with their national governments as knowledgeholders – no longer begging for recognition but adding value to needed strategies that effect everybody in their countries.The case of Chad aims to demonstrate this argument in some detail.The study attempts to use the logical framework and to show what the outputs of the CTA/IPACC relationship have been; what the outcomes for IPACC have been, what the effects (value) of this work has had with their members and leaders and what impact it has had on the ground and with national governments. The latter is particularly outlined through the Chad case.The relationship is not over. It is a collaboration that clearly brings great value to both parties and will hopefully continue into the future.