Registrations have now opened for the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA11).
The conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda, from 22-29 June 2017.
Community-based adaptation (CBA) aims to help vulnerable communities use their knowledge and local expertise to take action on climate change. IIED and its partners organise annual CBA conferences to enable practitioners, governments and donors to meet and share the latest news and best practice.
The 2017 conference will examine the benefits and challenges of incorporating natural resources and ecosystems into climate adaptation work.
Some 300 people attend CBA conferences each year. The event brings together delegates from around the world, and provides an opportunity to develop international networks of people working on CBA, and build the capacity of practitioners and governments to help those most vulnerable to climate change.
Spaces at the conference fill up quickly, and IIED encourages delegates to register early in order to secure their place.
The registration process also gives delegates an opportunity to tell the organisers how actively they want to participate: delegates can offer to present a poster or film about their CBA work, and can also indicate whether they would like to be a panellist or discussant.
Links between CBA and Development & Climate Days
The CBA conferences share many themes with the annual Development & Climate Days conferences organised by IIED and partners at the UN climate summits. Both events examine ways to bridge the gap between climate adaptation and humanitarian development work.
More than 300 people attended the 2016 Development & Climate (D&C) Days event at the UN climate summit in Morocco. The two days focused on how to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.
One of the delegates was Revocatus Twinomuhangi, a lecturer at Uganda's Makere University, one of the partner organisations working on CBA11 in Uganda. In an interview with IIED, Twinomuhangi spoke about the links between CBA11 and the themes of D&C Days.
He said the Kampala CBA conference will pick up on many of the themes that were discussed at D&C Days, including resilience, poverty reduction, promoting sustainable development and energy access.
Wach the interview below or on IIED's YouTube channel.
CBA11 is being hosted by the Government of Uganda. It is being organised by IIED, the International Centre on Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MAK) and the Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment.
If you have any questions about the conference or registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.