What are the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practices? IIED’s 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA8) aims to provide the latest thinking from climate scientists, policy makers and practitioners to answer this question, and to share lessons learned.
Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 24-30 April 2014, CBA8 includes:
- three days of field visits to projects in Nepal (24-26 April – locations to be confirmed) to examine how communities in different ecosystems are dealing with financing local adaptation, plus
- three-and-a-half days of plenary and interactive sessions (27-30 April) at the conference in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city
Aims and objectives of CBA8
To consolidate and share the latest developments in community-based adaptation financing, planning and best practice in different sectors and countries globally. The draft programme is now online [PDF].
CBA8 aims to:
- Bring together different stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of CBA financing, planning and best practice
- Enhance the capacity of the most vulnerable groups and people, improve their livelihoods and integrate lessons learnt on financing CBA into local, national and international planning for development and climate change
- Share lessons learnt at the conference through the online event coverage
- Develop a minimum set of advocacy ‘asks’ for financing local adaptation
Field visits (24-26 April)
Participants will be divided into groups and taken to different areas to see how communities in different ecosystems are dealing with financing local adaptation. More details on the field visits will follow shortly.
Conference (27-30 April)
Each conference day will consist of a number of plenary and parallel interactive sessions relating to the following focus areas within the overall conference theme “financing local adaptation”:
- Securing finance by mainstreaming adaptation into existing development planning
- Private sector financing of local adaptation
- Donors and bilateral agency support for financing adaptation: challenges and lessons learnt
- Lessons from financing CBA in urban areas
- Securing local funding and non-monetary support for adaptation
- Local level governance: a pre-requisite for financing
- Playing games to learn about financing CBA
For more information: www.cba8.org