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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Fifth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change

28-31 March 2011 | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Highlights for Monday, 28 March 2011

The Fifth International Conference On Community-Based Adaptation (CBA), organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), and the Ring alliance of policy research organizations, opened today at the Sheraton Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Conference theme is “Scaling Up: Beyond Pilots.” Participants heard an inaugural speech by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, took part in an interactive plenary discussion re-establishing the importance of continuing discussions on the key concepts and terms of CBA, and participated in technical sessions on adaptive capacity, gender and water governance and climate change adaptation.

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Daily Highlights
Monday, 28 March- Tuesday, 29 March- Wednesday, 30 March- Thursday, 31 March- Summary
INAUGURAL SESSION
Honourable Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Bangladesh
Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Hasan Mahmood, State Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
A view of participants during the inaugural session.
Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
Youssef Nassef, UNFCCC Secretariat
Ian Burton, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
PLENARY: KEY CONCEPTS AND TERMS IN CBA
Lisa Schipper, Stockholm Environment Institute
L-R: Saleemul Huq, IIED; Marcus Oxley, Global Network for Disaster Reduction;
Harjeet Singh, ActionAid; David Dodman, IIED; and Marten Mylius, Oxfam GB.
TECHNICAL SESSION ON GENDER
Achala Chandani, IIED
Kathleen Mogelgaard, Population Action International

Charles Onyango Nyandiga, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Krystel Dossou, Organisation des Femmes pour la gestion de l’Energie, de l’Environnement et la promotion du Développment Intégré (OFEDI)

L-R: Assalama Sidi, Plan International,
and Basra Ali, independent community development consultant
TECHNICAL SESSION ON WATER GOVERNANCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION
Katharine Cross, IUCN
Madyoury Tandia, Center for Innovation Development (TENMIYA)
Bhathiya Kekulandala, Practical Action, and Kazi Rasheed Hayder, Wateraid Bangladesh

TECHNICAL SESSION ON ADAPTIVE CAPACITY – WHY IS IT SIGNIFICANT? HOW DO WE SUPPORT IT? 

Srijita Dasgupta, Mahidol University, Thailand
Krishna Lamsal, Local Initiatives-Biodiversity Research and Development (LI-BIRD)

Indrani Phukan, Christian Aid

Anware Begum, Caritas Fisheries Program

George Kasali, Copperbelt University, Zambia, and John Ajigo, Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team
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IIED resources
*Conference website
*Conference programme
*Conference flyer
*Community Champions: Adapting to Climate Challenges
*CBA Conference 2010

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