The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10)


The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10) focused on enhancing urban community resilience.


CBA10 logoThe focus of the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10) to climate change, which took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 21-28 April, was 'enhancing urban community resilience'.

It concluded with a call for governments, NGOs and infrastructure investors to work with urban community federations to mainstream and finance local adaptation.

Closing speech by IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq

On the final day of the conference, Huq summarised a series of concluding statements and outcomes from the conference. Watch his speech above or on IIED's YouTube channel.

CBA10 coverage

IIED provided substantial coverage of the conference, including daily video updates by senior fellow Saleemul Huq on IIED's YouTube channel. Full details of the coverage can be found below.

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The conference is organised by IIED with the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

It was hosted by the government of Bangladesh.

CBA was sponsored by Irish Aid; Practical Action; USAid; WWF; CARE; Federation of Community Forest Users, Nepal; Trust for Nature; UNDP; UNEP; BBC Media Action; actionaid; The Rockefeller Foundation; International Centre for Climate Change and development; Independent University, Bangladesh and Islamic Relief, Bangladesh.  

CBA10 aims to share and consolidate the latest developments in community-based adaptation practices, policy and theory across sectors globally. It aims to strengthen the existing network of practitioners, policymakers, planners and donors working on all levels of community-based adaptation, and enhance the capacity of practitioners, governments and donors to help improve the livelihoods of those most vulnerable to climate change.

We have compiled an archive which provides details about previous CBA conferences.