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Date: 17th May 2023
Author: CDKN Global
Type: Event
Country: Africa

The 17th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA17), hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), will take place from 22-25 May in Bangkok, Thailand. CDKN will be co-hosting two sessions and hosting a marketplace stall. Find out more and register below.

CBA17, hosted by the IIED, aims to bring together a community of practitioners who are collectively seeking to reimagine solutions that enable transformative outcomes through the agency of communities driving climate action. The event will create a space for practitioners to share how to put the principles for locally-led adaptation (LLA) into practice, recognising the complexities, innovations and challenges that must be overcome. CBA17 will focus on networking and reconnecting, offering participants four days of discussion, debate, peer-to-peer ‘skill-shares’ and knowledge exchange. 

More information on the conference themes, agenda and details on how to register can be found here.

CDKN will be co-hosting two events and hosting a marketplace stall.

CDKN co-hosted sessions

Strengthening capabilities to secure climate finance: an exchange on funders’ roles and needs

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Time: 10:35 - 12:15 (GMT +7) 

Location: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Riverside 5

Organising partners: CDKN/SouthSouthNorth, Fundación Avina, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

This session will explore how donors can reshape their role in building capabilities in financing local adaptation. We will hear from CBA practitioners and intermediaries on what capabilities funding sources should enhance to meaningfully engage and channel finance.

More information can be found here.

Surfacing neocolonialism in climate practice

Date: Thursday 25 May 2023

Time: 10:35 - 12:15 (GMT +7)

Location: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Riverside 6-7

Organising partners: CDKN/SouthSouthNorth, LDC Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Makerere University, Pokhara University, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

This session hopes to bring to the fore some of the often unheard neocolonial practices and narratives that continue to entrench existing power hierarchies within climate resilience practice through a series of questions in a modified fishbowl discussion. It hopes to allow frequently unheard voices to reveal the experiences and the impact that these practices have on themselves and their communities and how it hinders effective locally-led climate-resilient action. 

More information can be found here.

Marketplace stall

At the CBA17 Marketplace participants are invited to share their tools or approaches, and lessons and insights from their experiences (failures and successes). 

At the CDKN stall, we will showcase our 'Climate and Society' training game. The game explores gender and social inclusion issues in projects by encouraging players to step into ‘another person’s shoes’. Through interactive role play, project managers are equipped with practical tools and strategies to use in their work to empower diverse people’s participation in local climate adaptation planning and implementation. 

An example of our 'Climate and Society' training game for South Asia can be found here.

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