iLabs: Fostering Adaptation Transformation

This is a Marrakech Partnership and Partner themed event at the Global Climate Action Hub to spotlight progress on the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda.

This Implementation Lab will provide a deep dive conversation into implementation efforts, challenges and opportunities that demonstrate impacts on interconnected food, water and health systems. For instance, availability of safe water for domestic and agricultural uses, increasingly affected by climate shocks and other stresses, affects health and nutrition targets. Similarly, availability of climate-resilient WASH infrastructure can improve community well-being and public health as well as green investments upstream can secure water quality and availability, reducing the impacts of health.

The partners collaborated on the UAE Presidency Water-Resilient Food Systems Agenda with a focus on the role of state and non-state actors to ensure water-resilient food systems. This session will complement the Ministerial Dialogue planned by the Presidency to bring to the fore the need for championing locally led adaptation action with transformational impacts to achieve global goals. Further, GRP co-hosted the Resilience Evidence Forum in June 2023 and the learnings from sessions on food, water, health and Locally Led Adaptation will be shared in the session.

The speakers shall include local and indigenous peoples’ voices (either in person or virtually) to discuss food, water and health systems transformations at a local scale. Representatives from the Global South, INGOs, foundations and others will be convened.


Opening remarks
Moderator: Mariam Allam, CCT

Framing remarks
Sylvie Wabbes-Candotti, FAO

Keynote motivational
Charles Tonui, ARIN
Kazi Jowoad, iDE
Nuha Eltinay, ICLEI
Moderator: Rachel MacDonell CGIAR-IWMI

Fireside chat
Pan Ei Ei Phyoe, AGWA
Big Wind Carpenter, WOC
Dorcas Naishorua, Miss Climate Kenya
Moderator: Joshua Amponsem, Youth Climate Justice, GAYO

Interactive Q&A
David Gonzalez, Global Resilience Partnership

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