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Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

21-27 February 2010 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Highlights for Thursday, 25 February 2010

Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

The Fourth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change went into its second day on Thursday, 25 February 2010.

In the morning, participants met in a plenary session that focused on CBA and agriculture. They attended parallel thematic sessions on: the economics of CBA; CBA in French-speaking countries; drylands and pastoralism; and urban areas.

In the afternoon, participants met in a plenary session on managing and communicating knowledge on good CBA.

 
Daily Highlights
Wednesday, 24 February- Thursday, 25 February- Friday, 26 February- Saturday, 27 February
Plenary Session
Khalfan M. Saleh, IFAD, presented on agriculture projects in the Tanzanian islands of Zanzibar and Pemba.
Supaporn Anuchiracheeva, OXFAM GB, presented on a project to encourage Jasmin rice farmers in Thailand to use organic methods and diversify agricultural systems. 
Dalitso Kafuwa, Malawi, emphasized that organic manures are key in improving the soil quality.
Atiqur Rahman, IFAD, chaired the plenary session on agriculture.
Panelists during the morning plenary session on agriculture. L-R: Hector John Mongi, Tanzania; Edward Yeboah, Ghana; Supaporn Anuchiracheeva, OXFAM GB.
Parallel Thematic Sessions
David Dodman, IIED, chaired the session on urban areas.
Mesghena Ghilay, Eritrea, presented coping mechanisms of agro-pastoralists to climate change.
Nanki Kaur, IIED, during the session on ecomonics of CBA.
Edward Porokwa, Tanzania, chaired the session on drylands and pastoralism.
Clip from a short film on the work being done on climate change by ZERO and Dialogue on Shelter Harare.

Shepard Zvigadza, Zimbabwe, produced the short film (left).

Participants during the meeting.

Daily Highlights
Wednesday, 24 February- Thursday, 25 February- Friday, 26 February- Saturday, 27 February
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