Wednesday, 24 February 2010

4th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change

21-27 February 2010. Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 4th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change. Two days of field visits to community based adaptation projects in different ecosystems. Three days of interactive discussions on different thematic areas.

The specific objectives are:
  • Bring different stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of Community Based Adaptation (CBA) planning and practices from different parts of the developing world, particularly Africa
  • Capture the latest learning from CBA planning and practices around the developing world
  • Enhance capacity of the practitioners to help the most vulnerable groups and people in improving livelihoods in developing countries
  • Share lessons learnt to facilitate integration of climate change into national and international development programmes
  • Disseminate lessons learnt at the conference through proceedings and immediate conference summary.
25/02: Plenary opening session: Agriculture
  • Agricultural Services Support Programme and Agricultural Sector Development Programme - Livestock, Zanzibar - Seif A. Seif and Khalfan M. Saleh, IFAD 
  • Climate change and food security in Maradi District, Niger – Moussa na Abou Mamouda, ENDA 
  • Sharing lessons from the use of different type of organic manures: Malawi - Dalitso Kafuwa, FAIR, Malawi 
  • Changing seasonality and ways in which farmers can adapt at a community level – Steve Jennings, Oxfam Vulnerability of rain-fed agriculture to climate change and variability - Hector John Mongi, Tumbi Agricultural Research Institute, Tanzania

Mr. Muyungi, a prominent negotiator for Least Developed Countries discusses the importance of community based adaptation in Africa and the role that it should play in post-Copenhagen climate change negotiations.

Dr. Saleemul Huq. Senior Fellow, Climate Change, provides updates on the conference via his video blog.