Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation Progress and Successes


Are you engaged in the monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation work? Share your expertise at the upcoming virtual spring series!


We are seeking proposals for individual presentations, panels featuring multiple speakers, roundtable discussions, or other types of sessions related to the monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation.



The following information is included on this page. We recommend reading through each section before submitting a proposal.



Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm PT January 19, 2022

Series Date: March 2022


About the virtual Forum Series

The virtual National Adaptation Forum provides a space for the adaptation community to share best practices, learn new skills and ideas, and build networks in the time between the in-person National Adaptation Forum meetings. Each series is coordinated by EcoAdapt’s Forum team under the direction of a committee of subject matter experts. Each session within the series typically attracts 150-250 attendees during a live webcast and is advertised to a diverse mailing list of 7,000+ climate adaptation professionals. You can view past sessions here.   


Submitting a Proposal

Before submitting a proposal, make sure to read through the series details below.


To submit a proposal, fill out this Google Form.


Series Details

The goal of this series is to advance the practice of monitoring and evaluating climate adaptation work. This series aims to highlight different approaches, examples, and frameworks from across the adaptation community, spanning natural, built, and social systems.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Committee is looking for proposals on projects that include the following four components:

  • Purpose

  • Design/Approach

  • Indicators

  • Practical Aspects (e.g., costs, staffing)



This series is anticipated to consist of four, 1.5-hour online sessions. Submissions can be for an individual presentation or for a session that involves multiple speakers (e.g., panels featuring multiple speakers, roundtable discussions, or other formats). The format for each session will ultimately be determined by the types of submissions received. This series will take place in March 2022.


Proposal Review Criteria

Successful proposals will include all four components listed above and the following additional elements: 1) the climate impact(s) being addressed, 2) the scale at which progress and success is being tracked, 3) challenges you have faced, and 4) any successes to date. In addition, abstracts will be reviewed based on clarity, innovation, incorporation of data, and the inclusion of real-world applicability in addition to theory.


The Monitoring and Evaluation Committee reserves the right to select proposals based not only on overall scores, but also on specific topic areas in order to create a cohesive series. This will help ensure that the series is diverse and includes underrepresented content or sectors.