IIED's 8th Annual Community Based Adaptation Conference will take place in Nepal, addressing financing local adaptation. 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
How to take part
The conference is open to anyone interested in community-based adaptation: particularly policymakers, non-governmental organisations, research and policy institutes, academics and practitioners with a particular focus on grassroots adaptation work.
Participants are encouraged to bring and present posters on the financing aspects of CBA project activities. Attendance is limited to 250 participants, all of whom must complete an online application form. Please note that most programme sessions are full, so anyone new registering to attend who wishes to share their work will likely be invited to bring a poster as this is the only session in the programme where some space remains.
Once registration has been completed, participants who have already secured funding will be asked to complete this payment form.
Unfortunately, applications are no longer being accepted from participants who require funding, but these are encouraged to sign up as Virtual Internet Participants
For more information, visit this link