CBA Conference 2010
The 4th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 21-27 February 2010:
Two days of field visits to community based adaptation projects in different ecosystems.
Three days of interactive discussions on different thematic areas.
Community-based adaptation (CBA) recognizes that communities already possess much of the knowledge and skills required to cope with the expected impacts of climate change. Communities can often increase their resilience to climate stresses by building on their own knowledge and skills. This is important in Africa, which is particularly vulnerable to climate change.
The conference aims to:
Share the latest developments in adaptation planning and practices, priority sectors and measures at different levels and disseminate knowledge among stakeholders and actors.
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) will act as lead contact for conference management issues. Environment Protection Management Services (EPMS) will manage all local logistics in Tanzania.
The specific objectives are:
- Bring different stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of Community Based Adaptation (CBA) planning and practices from different parts of the developing world, particularly Africa
- Capture the latest learning from CBA planning and practices around the developing world
- Enhance capacity of the practitioners to help the most vulnerable groups and people in improving livelihoods in developing countries
- Share lessons learnt to facilitate integration of climate change into national and international development programmes
- Disseminate lessons learnt at the conference through proceedings and immediate conference summary.
A two day field trip, visiting different sites in Dar Es Salaam to view CBA activities in
different vulnerable ecosystems.
Conference - Interactive Discussion:
Each day will consist of a plenary session and number of parallel sessions (in French and English) of interactive discussions on a number of thematic areas, including:
- drylands and pastoralism
- urban areas
- ecosystem-based adaptation
- communicating good CBA
- disaster risk reduction
- CBA methodologies
For further information about this event, please contact:
Hannah Reid, IIED, +44 207 3882117 (or email@example.com)
Euster Kibona, EPMS, +255 754 577475 (or firstname.lastname@example.org)