CBA9 highlights – day two

Article, 29 April 2015

There was a focus on learning through game-playing on the second day of the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9) in Nairobi on 28 April.

Pablo Saurez, of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, interacts with CBA9 delegates as they learn about how to measure and evaluate climate change (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.

While the game-playing sessions led by Pablo Suarez, of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre provided the fun aspect of CBA9 that participants enjoy, there were also more formal sessions. 

The sessions included the provision of a Kenyan perspective on enhancing community-based adaptation through future agreements, while IIED's Caroline King-Okumu led a session on "Harnessing climatic variability to enhance adptation in the drylands".

The second day also included sessions on "The role of the private sector in enhancing CBA", and "Monitoring and scaling up climate-smart agriculture practices for enhanced food security and CBA", plus an 'out-of-the-box' session on 'Principles and radical options for adaptation - issues for assessing effectiveness'.

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

A detailed round-up of the second day of the conference, including discussion and debate, views and videos of the delegates is available 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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