CBA11 scheduled for Kampala in June 2017

News, 3 November 2016
The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) will focus on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation.

The logo for CBA11 (Image: IIED)

CBA11 will take place in Kampala, Uganda, from 26-29 June 2017. The theme for the conference will be 'Harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation', and the programme will be designed to enhance the capacity of practitioners, governments and donors to scale up and support community-based adaptation.

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. The annual CBA conferences highlight best practice, policy and theory across different sectors and draw participants from across the globe.

As in previous years, CBA11 delegates will have the opportunity to participate in field visits ahead of the formal conference, from 22-25 June. The field trips will visit projects that are helping local communities to adapt to climate change. The visits will showcase projects in a variety of ecosystems across Uganda, ranging from drought and flood-prone areas, through to forest locations. 

The 2017 conference will be hosted by the Government of Uganda. It is being organised by IIED, the International Centre on Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the  Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MAK) and the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment

Further details of the programme and speakers, plus registration information, will be published by IIED on the event page as they become available. You can follow the CBA11 plans on Twitter at #CBA11.

Eventbrite - 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11)

Previous CBA conferences

The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation was hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh in April 2016. More than 300 participants from around the world came together for the event.

The conference focus was 'enhancing urban community resilience', and discussions highlighted examples of federations and communities of the urban poor organising themselves to build resilience to climate change. The conference concluded with a call for governments, NGOs and infrastructure investors to work with urban community federations to mainstream and finance local adaptation.IIED has published a full report of the CBA10 proceedings. You can read more about previous CBA conferences in our online CBA conference archive.


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