CBA7: Seventh international conference on community-based adaptation

Rajesh Daniel By Rajesh Daniel - May 19, 2014

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:

  • three days of field visits to projects in Bangladesh (19 – 21 April) to see how communities living in different ecosystems have adapted to climate change, and
  • three days of plenary sessions and interactive sessions at the conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city.

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:

  • CBA in practice in sectors and regions: water, agriculture and food security, ecosystem‐based approaches, disaster risk reduction, economics, human health, urban areas, children, gender, migration and population
  • Knowledge, education and awareness on CBA: challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming adaptation
  • Monitoring and evaluation of CBA

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.

Virtual participants

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 
Email: ccadaptation.workshop@bcas.net

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