Based in Hanoi, Vietnam from 16 - 22 April 2012, the Community based adaptation to climate change conference includes three days of field visits to projects to see how communities living in different ecosystems have adapted to climate change, and three and a half days of interactive discussions on different thematic areas in Hanoi.
The conference includes:
Aims and objectives
The conference aims to:
Field trips: 16-18 April
Participants will visit a number of project sites across northern, southern, and central regions of the country that deal with issues such as storms, flooding, saltwater intrusion, sea level rise and drought.
Communicating about community-based adaptation: 19 -22 April 2012
Communicating about how communities are adapting to climate change will be the conference's key theme. The conference will be held at the Melia road Hotel in Hanoi. Each day will consist of a plenary session and a number of parallel, interactive discussions relating to the following suggested thematic areas:
Funding for participants from developing countries is available for those whose abstracts are submitted on time and are selected for presentation. Abstracts should indicate which theme they will cover, be no longer than 200 words, indicate the full contact details of the author and state whether funding will be required.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will be widely represented at the event. Here are some of the speakers that will present CCAFS related research work:
Dr Moushumi Chaudhury, Science Officer at CCAFS based at ICRAF - confirmed speaker on gender and climate change;
Dr Arame Tall, speaker on how communities use climate forecasts;
Mr Maxwell Mkondiwa, speaker on indigenous and youth knowledge in climate change adaptation;
Mr Abrar Chaudhury, University of Oxford, speaker on social returns to investment in community adaptation projects;
Ms Caitlin Corner-Dolloff, CCAFS/CIAT, co-speaker with Abrar Chaudhury;
Mr Manyewu Mutamba, from SACAU, Zimbabwe/South Africa.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)