Nepal Prime Minister confirmed for CBA8

22 April 2014

The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, has been confirmed as a special guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) on 27 April. 

The Prime Minister of Nepal, Sushil Koirala, will inaugurate CBA8 on 27 April (Photo: Ilker Ender via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

The prime minister is one of a series of high-profile guests at the event, which is hosted by the Government of Nepal and organised by the International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED), the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), and Clean Energy Nepal (CEN).

The conference will place in Kathmandu from 24-30 April. It will bring together climate scientists, policy makers and practitioners to learn about the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices.

CBA8 also features three days of field visits to projects in different regions of Nepal. The trips will give delegates the opportunity to examine how communities in different ecosystems are dealing with financing local adaptation. The conference is expected conclude on with the launch of the "Kathmandu Declaration on Financing Local Adaptation".

IIED will be providing live coverage from the event through the institute's various digital platforms, and will also be posting video interviews with key speakers. The opening and closing ceremonies of the conference will be live-streamed for everyone to watch.

The aims and objectives of CBA8 include:

• Bringing together different stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of CBA financing, planning and best practice
• Enhancing the capacity of the most vulnerable groups and people, improving their livelihoods and integrating lessons learnt on financing CBA into local, national and international planning for development and climate change
• Sharing lessons learnt at the conference through the online event coverage
• Developing a minimum set of advocacy 'asks' for financing local adaptation

Learn more about CBA8, including information on the programme and speakers.

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