All adaptation efforts operate with a high degree of uncertainty. When you set out to work across a region, the number of variables and possible confounding future events make it highly likely that you will need to confront change. It is important to set up monitoring and evaluation systems so you can see how your projects are progressing, where they are having an impact, and what changes are needed over time to refine and improve on your efforts. Strong monitoring and evaluation is crucial to long-term success, and keeping stakeholders engaged will help to inform this process.
As the field is still new, many of our own collaboratives are still exploring this area. We anticipate more information and resources will emerge in time, and welcome additional contributions to this important topic.