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Community-based adaptation to climate change bulletin. A summary of the third international workshop on community-based adaptation to climate change

The Third International Workshop on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 18-24 February 2009. The event was organised jointly by the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the RING Alliance of Policy Research Organisations.

The event consisted of three days of field visits to observe community-based adaptation (CBA) initiatives first hand. This was followed by three days of interactive workshop discussions in Dhaka. The aim of the event was to share the latest developments in adaptation planning and practices at different levels and disseminate knowledge among stakeholders, with a view to integrating adaptation into national and international development programmes. More than 140 participants representing governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations, research institutions, UN agencies and development organisations participated in the conference, along with grassroots and development practitioners and the media.

The IISD reporting service summarises the main plenary discussions and concluding remarks of the workshop.