The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) to climate change will take place in Kampala, Uganda from June 22-29, 2017.
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 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.
Ahead of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in field visits to community adaptation projects located in a variety of ecosystems in Uganda. (Field visit locations are currently being shortlisted and details will be released in April.)
The formal conference in Kampala from 25 June will feature plenary and parallel interactive sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, group discussions, high-level speaker panels, video competitions, poster presentations and more.
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