CBA9 highlights – pre-conference field trips

Article, 26 April 2015

More than 400 participants from over 90 countries are attending the 9th International Community-Based Adaptation Conference (CBA9), and around 160 embarked on a series of field trips over three days before the start of the conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

Song, dancing & tomatoes were on the agenda when a CBA9 field trip was hosted by the Likia Conservancy Self-Help Group, which showed participants its fish farming and beehives (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

The field trips enabled the participants to explore at first hand issues related to community-based adaptation to climate change, particularly with regards to measuring and enhancing effective adaptation.

The trips included visiting Lake Naivasha to see sustainable fisheries management and water harvesting, Narok to see how communities are adapting to drought and changing rain patterns, and forest conservation and reforestation around Mount Kenya. 

A detailed round-up of the field trips, including experiences, opinions and photographs of the delegates is available on via Storify - you can see an extract below.

Further CBA9 coverage

Among the coverage planned for throughout the conference is a series of video interviews with leaders of the sessions and other delegates, a gallery of photos and a range of blogs from IIED staff and our partners exploring issues around community-based adaptation.

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