GRP at the 15th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA15)

Join us online from 14-18 June 2021 to participate in the conference.

GRP Areas of work: Knowledge Policy Theme: Climate change

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CBA15 brings together practitioners, grassroots representatives, local and national government planners, policymakers and donors working at all levels to discuss how to drive ambition for a climate-resilient future.

The global CBA conference is held each year to:

  • Enable transformative outcomes through community-driven climate action
  • Facilitate a space for innovation and interactivity to drive global ambition for a climate-resilient future, and
  • Re-imagine solutions by sharing, learning, challenging assumptions and collaborating on good practices.

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) will participating in the following sessions. To join the discussions, register on the CBA15 website. The full agenda is available here.

  1. Catalytic Grants at CBA15
    14 – 18 June, on Slack
    CBA15 will feature an exciting opportunity for all attendees to apply for Catalytic Grant Awards (3 available awards for $5,000 each), supported by Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) and implemented by International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). These awards aim to create a greater sustained collaboration among southern-based groups of academics and practitioners. An introductory session and match-making will be facilitated on the CBA15 Slack platform over the duration of the conference week. Interested teams of academics and practitioners are encouraged to submit a completed application by 2 July!

  2. Local efforts on financing climate adaptation and risk reductions: lessons from Asia and Africa
    13:00 – 15:00 CEST, 16 June
    This session will explore enabling environments for local governments to fund climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction activities. Cases from Asia and Africa will be presented that highlight the current needs of local governments to effectively invest in climate risks and impacts. This session will also feature winners of the first Catalytic Grants that were awarded at the Gobeshona Global Conference in January 2021.

  3. Dragons’ Den
    9:00 – 11:00 CEST, 15 June, Context, problem definition and relevance of your idea
    13:00 – 15:00 CEST, 15 June, Developing a business plan
    9:00 – 11:00, 16 June, Pitch development surgery
    13:00 – 15:00, 17 June, Meet the Dragons
    During the Dragons’ Den sessions participants learn how to turn their ideas for local adaptation projects into proposals for creating and supporting business plans. This year’s exciting panel of Dragons include Kojo Annan, Adam Bornstein and Dorice Bosibori

  4. Voices from the Frontline: resilience lessons to policy makers
    9:00 – 11:00 CEST, 15 June
    This session will bring together community voices from the “Voices from the Frontline” initiative, discussing local responses to Covid-19 and how local actions can be supported. The Voices from the Frontline initiative has been supporting communities across the globe in sharing their stories on the challenges of and the responses to the pandemic.

  5. Challenges of scaling up and financing ecosystem-based adaption in African: the role of innovation
    15:00 – 17:00 CEST, 16 June
    This session will explore innovative financial solutions that can overcome the challenges to scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation. What does it mean to bring these solutions to the local level? Addressing the key barriers to the uptake of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) and building resilience, especially at the community level, will require innovative and novel approaches to upscaling and financing.

Register on the CBA15 website to join the conference!