What are the latest approaches for mainstreaming community-based adaptation into international, national and local planning and processes? IIED’s 7th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA7) aims to provide the latest thinking from climate scientists, policy makers and practitioners to answer this question, and to share lessons learned.
Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 18 - 25 April 2013 CBA7 includes:
Field trips 19 - 21 April
Participants will be divided into groups and taken to different areas to see how communities have adapted to climate-related problems such as flooding, droughts or saline water intrusion. Some of these field sites will be part of the Action Research on Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) programme.
Conference 22 - 25 April
Each day will consist of a plenary session and a number of parallel interactive sessions that will explore how to make community-based adaptation to climate change a mainstream part of national and local planning. Topics covered will include:
How to take part
Attendance is limited to 250 participants, all of whom must complete an online registration form. For those who can fund themselves, applications are due by 28th February 2013. Participants requiring funding (from developing countries only) should make this clear on their application form and must ensure their application form reaches conference organizers by 31 January 2013.
Can’t attend the conference? Worried about your carbon footprint? You won’t miss out. You can participate virtually via this webpage. We will be tweeting and blogging live from the conference, and we will post video interviews with key speakers here on this page.
For further information contact the Conference secretariat:
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
House 10, Road 16A, Gulshan‐1,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 02 8818124‐27, 9852904, 9851237
Fax: +88 02 9851417