Community Based Adaptation

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Community Based Adaptation(165)
Community based adaptation empowers communities by sharing knowledge and lessons on effective ways to adapt to climate change impacts and implementing successful and sustainable adaptation projects.
Events
19 March 2012

Aims and objectivesThe conference aims to:

  • bring together stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of community-based adaptation (CBA) planning and practices from different parts of the developing world, particularly from Vietnam,
  • capture the latest learning and good practices in CBA from developing countries
  • integrate lessons learned into national and international development programmes in order to ultimately enhance the capacity and improve the livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable groups in developing countries,
  • disseminate lessons learned at the Conference through daily communications, proceedings and an immediate conference summary.

Field trips: 16-18 AprilAll participants should arrive in country on 15 April in order to be able to participate in the field trips.Participants will be divided into small groups (maximum 25 persons) and will visit a number of project sites across northern, southern, and central regions of the country that deal with issues such as storms, flooding, saltwater intrusion, sea level rise and drought.Participants may choose to arrive at any of three international airports, depending on which field visits they would like to participate in:

  • NoiBai in Hanoi (for field trips to northern areas)
  • Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City (for visits in the Mekong Delta areas), or
  • Da nang (for project sites in the central provinces).

Communicating about community-based adaptation: 19 -22 April 2012Communicating about how communities are adapting to climate change will be the conference's key theme. The conference will be held at the Melia road Hotel in Hanoi. Each day will consist of a plenary session and a number of parallel, interactive discussions relating to the following suggested thematic areas:

  • Communicating about climate change at global, regional, national, and local levels
  • Scaling up Community-based adaptation
  • Water resources
  • Biodiversity and forests
  • Urban areas
  • Coastal zones, drylands, drought prone areas, mountainous areas and floodplains
  • Food and agriculture
  • Human health
  • Disaster risk reduction/management
  • Gender equality and integration
  • Vulnerable communities (including indigenous people)
  • Monitoring, evaluation and tools
  • Economics
  • Climate change and adaptation: information, knowledge, education and awareness.

FundingFunding for participants from developing countries is available for those whose abstracts are submitted on time and are selected for presentation. Abstracts should indicate which theme they will cover, be no longer than 200 words, indicate the full contact details of the author and state whether funding will be required.

Hanoi, Vietnam
06 February 2012

Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB), a long-term action research programme on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change in five major ecosystems in Bangladesh, is going to organize 1st national CBA conference in April 2012 to demonstrate the theories and practices of CBA in Bangladesh. The two-day event will provide knowledge-sharing spaces to academicians, practitioners, researches and CBA communities. It will feature four plenary sessions and eight parallel sessions on different aspects and themes of CBA. ARCAB is jointly managed by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and International Institute for Environment andDevelopment (IIED).

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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