CBA9 highlights – day one

Article, 28 April 2015

Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary of Environment, Water and Natural Resources for the Government of Kenya, gave the keynote address as the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) got under way in Nairobi on 27 April.

The panel of high-profile speakers at the start of CBA9 (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

More than 400 participants from over 90 countries are attending the event, which aims to explore the latest developments in community-based adaptation, particularly with regards to measuring and enhancing effective adaptation.

The day began with a series of high-profile speakers, before the conference proper began with a session on "Measuring, linking and learning about adaptation effectiveness across scales", led by IIED senior researcher Susannah Fisher.

The opening day also included sessions on "Climate information services for effective adaptation", "Gender and vulnerable groups", and an out-of-the-box session on "Community adaptation indicators for sustainable and healthy food systems."

Video interviews with the leaders of each of the sessions on the first day will appear in the playlist at the bottom of this page and on our YouTube channel.

We compiled a detailed round-up of the first day of the conference, including discussion and debate, views and videos of the delegates,  via Storify. 

Further CBA9 coverage

Further coverage planned for throughout the conference is a gallery of photos and a range of blogs from IIED staff and our partners exploring issues around community-based adaptation.

Video interviews with session leaders and delegates

Further details of each individual session, and the planned discussions, are available by downloading the CBA9 programme

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