Community Based Adaptation

Community Based Adaptation(166)
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.
07 February 2014

"Rouse and guide the spirit and wisdom of groups"

What is this course about?
Training takes people away from their work with the aim that they will be more effective upon their return. Much of training is ineffective, a waste of time and money because there are no clear learning objectives linked to job practicalities. Training should transfer both skills and conviction, and ensure that the learners return to an environment that supports new behaviours. If approached from this holistic perspective, training can be a powerful tool to boost the performance of your team, organisation or project. Training needs to be carefully designed and delivered in order to be really effective. Training sessions need to be engaging, relevant, practical and structured to achieve long-term assimilation of learning and sustained behaviour change.

Professionals or technical staff involved in training programmes and workshops in projects and organizations; teachers or staff members at a (higher) education institutions or training centers evolving towards a more student-centered learning style.

This course enables to develop yourself as a trainer and enhances your understanding with the latest insights into learning theories. Practice your skills adequately in identifying needs, designing training sessions and choosing methods accordingly, implementation and evaluation of your training.


  • Language: English
  • Dates: 24th – 28th March 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Manila, Philippines
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)


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  • Dynamics of learning – Adult learning
  • Adult Learning Cycle
  • Interactive training methods
  • Competencies of a trainer/facilitator
  • Communication skills
  • Training/Learning Needs Assessment (TNA/LNA)
  • Objectives setting and intake
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Programme design and curriculum development
  • Planning of learning events
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Training preparation and delivery for own case study
  • Personal action plan


    Ms. Inez UsLeyanege<br/>Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
    Mobile: +94 77 3949041
    Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Manila, Philippines
23 December 2013
IIED is pleased to announce the dates for our 8th annual International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA8), which will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal on 24-30 April.
The conference theme is 'Financing Local Adaptation' and the draft programme is now online [PDF].
Register - To register to attend in person, or as an online participant please visit our website -

Why CBA?

IIED and partners such as the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies created the CBA conferences to focus attention on the facts that adaptation to climate change will need to take place at a local level and that communities around the world have a rich store of knowledge of how to adapt.

What they lack are resources and supportive policies that enable them to make the most of their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action.

The story so far…

Early CBA conferences focused on understanding the concept of community-based adaptation and then on sharing knowledge of how it can happen in varied sectors. As the CBA community grew, the conferences shifted attention to scaling up best practice, ensuring a scientific basis to action, communicating CBA and mainstreaming it into government plans and policies.

CBA8 will focus on finance to tackle issues such as how to ensure international finance can reach communities in need and how the private sector can support such communities. On the first point, Nepal is setting an example with a policy pledge that 80 per cent of international climate finance it receives will be spent at the community level.

Highlights from the last conference

Over 250 participants attended CBA7 in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2013, and many more took part virtually through a live blog which featured live web streamed video, comments and social media.

For more information, see our conference highlights page and the formal proceedings.


Kathmandu, Nepal
09 December 2013

For who? Fundraisers and other staff of (I)NGOs and CSOs who want to explore new fundraising markets or have already taken a first step in the diversification of their funds

US Foundations – morning
Over the past 10 years, Indonesian nonprofits have received more than $130,000,000 in grants from American foundations! This basic introduction seminar is aimed at understanding the market of American foundations, such as the Ford Foundation and the Gates Foundation. There are over 100.000 foundations in the US. Annually, these foundations give billions of dollars to non-American nonprofits. Where do these international grants go? What subject areas are most popular? What are the conditions under which they are given out? And most importantly: how can your nonprofit enter this market successfully? This morning session is provided by Eelco Keij, founder and director of KeyLance Consultancy LLC.

Support and fund Raising Strategy – afternoon 
Nowadays many NGOs are struggling to mobilize resources. In one afternoon you will receive the steps on how to develop a strategy for your organization which focuses on Relationship building, Recognition (branding, leadership & accountability) and Resource mobilisation which includes financial and non-financial support, including voluntarism, moral support, political and policy support from individuals, governments, the private sector and other NGOs. Louke Koopmans, trainer at MDF Asia, specialized in developing strategies will deliver this session.


  • Fee €75
  • Friday 31st January 2014
  • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Country: Jakarta, Indonesia
    More information and registration: contact


    We look forward to meeting you!

Jakarta, Indonesia


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What can the platform offer to business people?

The platform offers many opportunities to access new research information directly from universities, institutes and practitioners, and to feed into the agenda for new research to be undertaken. Platform events will offer networking opportunities and the chance to share with others successful strategies and lessons learned in business sectors such as agriculture, transport, and construction.

I work for a non-profit organization in the field of development. What can the platform offer people at the grassroots?

The platform is a ‘space’ to enable professionals working in areas relating to climate adaptation to share their knowledge and experience with each other. If you are working with poor communities where farmers are dealing with changed planting seasons or new pest infestations, where urban shanty-dwellers are finding that ‘climate migrants’ are crowding out already overstretched services, or where more village children are coming down with dengue fever – then the platform may indeed have something to offer you. It is all about linking up with others who are facing similar challenges, and figuring out what responses will work best in your particular situation.

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