Twitter chat planned on scaling up local climate action

News, 5 March 2019
Join IIED and Practical Action for a Twitter chat on 13 March 2019 to discuss how to scale up local climate action. The Twitter chat will use the hashtag #CBA13.

The logo for the CBA13 event

IIED and partners are inviting researchers, practitioners and policymakers to participate in a Twitter chat about community-based adaptation (CBA). The online conversation will cover topics such as how to identify the most promising adaptation technologies, how to ensure women’s representation and how to engage with private sector finance.

The discussion will take place two weeks before the start of the international CBA13 event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. CBA13 is organised in partnership, by IIED and CARE, the Climate Justice Resilience Fund, the Global Resilience Partnership, Irish Aid, Practical Action and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

The Twitter chat will be hosted by Practical Action and will use the hashtag #CBA13.

Share, comment and get involved

To join the Twitter chat, follow #CBA13 from 12-1pm GMT on 13 March 2019.

Twitter chats are designed to stimulate international dialogue and debate around important issues.

Chat questions

To kickstart the conversation, Practical Action will tweet out a series of key questions and invite responses. The questions will be tweeted from Practical Action’s Twitter account, @PracticalAction.

The questions will be:

  1. What are the ingredients necessary for adaptation technologies that really work at the community level?
  2. What are the big issues with engaging the private sector to invest in adaptation that works for the most vulnerable?
  3. Are there any on-the-ground examples of how private sector finance can better work for local communities? 
  4. How do we make sure that women are in the driving seat when it comes to making decisions about climate adaptation that affects them most? 
  5. How can the adaptation community feed what’s working – based on local experience - into ongoing national and international policy discussions around climate adaptation? 
  6. How can policymakers in the most vulnerable countries take on the accumulated knowledge of those that are working to deliver climate change adaptation on the ground?  

New to Twitter chats?

For people who are not familiar with Twitter chats, IIED has published a Twitter chat best practices guide (PDF). You can also read a blog on how IIED tries to get the most out of targeted online discussions.

About CBA13

CBA13 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 1-4 April 2019, and will focus on getting local experience on climate action heard.
Read more about the programme and find out how you can participate.


Anne Schulthess (, marketing manager in IIED's Communications Group

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