Harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation


11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

Community-based adaptation to climate change (CBA) focuses on empowering communities to use their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action on climate change. CBA11 will provide an opportunity to review the latest developments in CBA practice, policy and theory with participants from around the world.

This year's conference theme aims to highlight the benefits and challenges of using natural resources and ecosystems as part of adaptation work.

The conference, which begins in Kampala on 26 June, is designed for practitioners, policymakers, planners and donors working on community-based adaptation at all levels and scales. The event will enhance the capacity of stakeholders to work together to improve the livelihoods of those most vulnerable to climate change.

The formal conference will feature plenary and parallel interactive sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, group discussions, high-level speaker panels, video competitions, poster presentations and more.

Ahead of the conference, from 22-25 June, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in field visits to community adaptation projects located in a variety of ecosystems in Uganda. The locations of the field visits are currently being shortlisted and details will be released in April.

Organizer: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD); Makere University, Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment

For more information please look at the organizer's website IIED

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