More than 20 representatives from Fijian government ministries, CROP agencies and development partners in the Pacific region participated in a User Acceptance Testing workshop in Suva on 22 August. Hosted by the Pacific iClim project implemented by Griffith University, Australia, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the workshop was an integral part of a more comprehensive overall effort to capture user feedback to further improve knowledge management services and decision support tools.

Specifically, user feedback was collected for the Pacific Climate Change Portal (PCCP – www.pacificclimatechange.net) as well as two decision support tools currently in beta phase that will be hosted on the PCCP: the Adaptation Planning Tool (APT) and the Climate Finance Navigator (CFN). Following an initial online survey distributed among climate change practitioners across the region, the Suva workshop was the first in a series of three planned workshops designed to further the hosts’ understanding of user feedback collected in the online survey. Further workshops are planned to be conducted in September in Tonga and Vanuatu.

Workshop participants (Photo credit: Billy Chan Ting, SPREP)