SP 8.1 Community based adaptation: lessons, challenges and pathways

Tuesday 10 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Zaal Staal

The main objective of the session is to share information on emerging lessons from the growing community of practice on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change from Asia and Africa. The lessons are mostly based on the outcomes of the 9th international conference on CBA held in Kenya in April 2015 where over four hundred practitioners of CBA from ninety countries met to share their experiential knowledge on practicing CBA. Three presentations from Bangladesh, Kenya and Mali are expected to highlight the current progresses, challenges and pathways of CBA. The interactive discussions will also emphasize how CBA can meaningfully interact with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris CoP outcomes.

Organised by Nazmul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change Adaptation and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh
Partner International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
Chair Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change Development, Bangladesh /
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom
Rapporteur Nazmul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change Adaptation and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh
Presentations

Community based adaptation: learning from Bangladesh
Atiq Rahman, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Bangladesh

Community based adaptation: experiences from Kenya
Victor Orindi, Climate change advisor to the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Secretariat, Kenya

Challenges of community based adaptation: lessons from Mali
Birama Diarra, National Directorate of Meteorology, Mali

Pathways of community based adaptation: learning from Tanzania
Euster Kibona, Environmental Protection and Management Service, Tanzania

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