South Asia Regional Resilience Hub

The COP27 South Asia Regional Resilience Hub is led by theInternational Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh. The South Asia Hub is delivering a programme of in-person and virtual engagements to bring the local voice to the global platform from September to November 2022, culminating in an online event from 20–30 September.

Programme of Events

The inaugural event of this year’s South Asia Regional Resilience Hub will be held on 20 September 2022 virtually with the speech from world renown climate scientist Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). ICCCAD will host the event focusing on the frontline people who directly dealing with the adverse effect of climate change in South Asia.

The events hosted at the South Asia Regional Hub at COP26 was an eye opener and gave ICCCAD a glimpse of the possibilities of going deeper and engaging specific geographical constituencies from the frontlines at the regional hub at COP27.

ICCCAD believes that by placing specific constituencies at the center of these discussions gives a deeper, more nuanced and rounded understanding of specific local adaptation strategies and vulnerabilities based on specific geographies.

The Aim

To open the space for local knowledge and experience on adaptation and mitigation to engage with external professional knowledge and experience, led by local champions based on their lived experiences.

To provide an opportunity for (organised) constituencies living and working in vulnerable geographies to build their individual and organizational capacity to participate, engage and lead the discussions on locally led adaptation.

To give an opportunity to climate professionals, policy makers, researchers, scientist and academia to listen to local experiences by local champions and understand geography specific adaptive strategies

To build a cadre of allies locally and globally that can better support the adaptive needs of specific constituencies living and working in climate vulnerable locations.

Geographies and Constituencies

Geographies/ constituencies that are being explored are following:

  • Bhawal Indigenous Forest Community from Bangladesh
  • Women Farmers Network from India
  • Mountain Communities from Nepal and Bangladesh
  • Mangrove Communities from India and Bangladesh
  • Climate Migrant Communities from Bangladesh and Srilanka
  • Voices from 2022 Devastating Pakistan Flood
  • Youth Community
  • Climate Resilient City Planning Initiative

Featured Panelists

Featured panelists came from organisations working on climate change adaptation and resilience in South Asia  communities:

International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Nature Conservation Management (NACOM), Community Resource Development Centre (CDRC) and  FRIENDSHIPfrom Bangladesh; Urban Resource Centre (URC), Mehran Education Health Welfare Association (MEHWA), Desert and Rural Development (DARD) Organization and Roshan Samajh Development Organization (RSDO) from Pakistan; United Mission to Nepal from Nepal;Swayam Shikshan Prayog, Huairou Commission and  Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) from India,

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