Are you coming to CBA10?

News, 7 April 2016
There are just days until the deadline to register for the 10th international conference on community-based adaptation (CBA10) to climate change. But if you can't be there, you don't need to miss out.

A camera focuses on events at CBA9, in Kenya. International audiences will be able to follow CBA10 from afar through a range of online channels (Image: Matt Wright/IIED)

There is just one more week to register for the 10th international conference on community-based adaptation (CBA10) to climate change – but if you can't make it in person to Dhaka, you can still follow the event online.

CBA10, which starts on 21 April 2016, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and will this year focus on 'enhancing urban community resilience'.

Around 200 practitioners, policymakers, planners and donors working at all levels of community-based adaptation will share their expertise and knowledge, including the latest research, with a special focus on community-based adaptation in urban environments.

Book your place here by midnight on Monday, 11 April.

But for those unable to attend, IIED and fellow organisers the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), will be providing a range of ways to follow and contribute to the discussions online.

International audience

There will be 23 sessions during the four days of the conference, ranging from plenaries and parallel sessions to a poster marketplace and film screenings. 

Topics will range from disaster risk reduction to how to build an 'infotainment' show to communicating theories of change, and the sessions will stimulate lively debates and raise challenging questions.

And the international audience will have opportunity to get involved: by following the coverage of sessions; by sharing your thoughts and ideas; and by posing questions to our community of CBA practitioners and representatives from civil society, the private sector, local, regional and international agencies, and governmental and non-governmental organisations. 

Here are just some of the ways in which you can get involved through IIED's online channels:

Before CBA10

  • Join our new CBA LinkedIn group to explore the challenges and opportunities of community-based adaptation, and share experience and knowledge from CBA activities among practitioners, policymakers, researchers, funders and the communities at risk
  • Follow organisers @IIED@ICCCAD@IUBEDU on Twitter, and use the #CBA10 hashtag to showcase your own work and views, and connect with conference attendees and others interested in CBA
  • Look at the posters that will be displayed in the poster marketplace sessions of the conference on IIED's Flickr site 
  • Download related IIED publications and briefing papers from the publications library of the IIED website.

During CBA10

  • Follow live coverage of the conference sessions via @IIED and using the #CBA10 hashtag. You can also tweet us your questions and comments – to @IIED – that we will pose to panellists
  • Get a round-up of each day with a video diary from IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq
  • Keep an eye on what IIED's experts attending CBA10 have to say and get individual perspectives from their personal Twitter accounts
  • Continue making connections through the event using the CBA LinkedIn group.

After CBA10

Throughout CBA10, will be the hub for all the latest news and views from Dhaka, and will be regularly updated by IIED’s communications staff.

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