Advancing Adaptation through Communication for Development
Documented experiences and lessons in the field indicate that community-based adaptation (CBA) yields far more encouraging results than any other approaches. CBA to climate change involves multi-stakeholder action, innovation and social learning. Usually, it involves small-scale, low-cost and simple technologies made possible with whatever resources local communities have.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Communication for Sustainable Development Initiative (CSDI), has consolidated a framework on ComDev as a CBA approach to climate change. To enrich ComDev for CBA as a technical field and discipline, FAO-CSDI has piloted programs and projects on communication strategies and services. These programmes and projects are being implemented in the rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jamaica (as a focal point for the Caribbean region), Bangladesh and Bolivia.