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

28-31 March 2011 | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Highlights for Tuesday, 29 March 2011

On Tuesday, the CBA’s 300 participants bustled around the Sheraton Hotel in Dhaka, improving capacities to scale up CBA in six technical sessions, engaging in interactive games in which they sometimes had to dodge flying frisbees in three plenaries, and perusing the morning and afternoon poster sessions.

Topics of the day included discussions on the economics of CBA, synergies between disaster risk reduction and CBA; institutional capacity dimensions of scaling up CBA; tools and toolkits for adaptation; national policy action to foster CBA; agriculture, local resilience and climate prediction services; communicating knowledge about CBA.

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Monday, 28 March- Tuesday, 29 March- Wednesday, 30 March- Thursday, 31 March- Summary
PLENARY SESSION ON NATIONAL ACTION TO FOSTER CBA
Legesse Gebremeskel, Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority
Panelists during the session, L-R: Jeremiah Mushosho, Zero Regional Environment Organization; Nick Hall, Plan International; Legesse Gebremeskel, Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority; Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation; Nahau Rooney, Manus Provincial Government; and Session Chair Heather McGray, World Resources Institute.
PLENARY SESSION ON AGRICULTURE, LOCAL RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE PREDICTION SERVICES
Linda Kiluma, Environment Protection and Management Services, Uganda
The session's panelists, L-R: Session Co-Chair Richard Ewbank, Christian Aid; Session
Co-Chair Sudip Rakshit, Asian Institute of Technology; Dinanath Bhandari, Practical Action; Ben Twinomugisha, Ecological Christian Organization; and Mohamed Azmey, World Food Programme.
PLENARY SESSION ON COMMUNICATING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CBA
L-R: Bettina Koel, INDIGO Development and Change;
Susan Nanduddu, DENIVA; and Charles Chikapa, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation.

Mokhlesur Rahman, Curtin University

Session Chair Pablo Suarez, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre, with Bob Pokrant, Curtin University.

Participants watched a short film, describing a participatory video approach to CBA in Ethiopia.

TECHNICAL SESSION ON THE ECONOMICS OF CBA
Rachel Berger, Practical Action
Martin Obermaier, REDEH
L-R: Jessica Frank, Twin Trading; Katharine Cross, IUCN;
Ricky Carl, Federated States of Micronesia;Martin Obermaier, REDEH; and Maria Rebecca Campos, University of the Philippines
TECHNICAL SESSION ON  TOOLS AND TOOLKITS FOR ADAPTATION - SUPPORTING RAPID REPLICATION AND GOOD PRACTICES
Gretel Gambarelli, IUCN
Fiona Percy, CARE International
A view of the well attended session.
TECHNICAL SESSION ON BUILDING SYNERGIES BETWEEN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CBA
Pramita Harjati, Mercy Corps
Terry Cannon, Institute for Development Studies
L-R: Jessica Mercer, Oxfam East Timor; Karina Copen, Oxfam America; Pramita Harjati, Mercy Corps; Peter Raab, Concern Universal Bangladesh (CUB); Stephane Bonduelle, CUB; and
Marcus Oxley
, Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Risk Reduction
TECHNICAL SESSION ON INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY DIMENSIONS OF SCALING UP CBA
L-R: Nidhi Mittal, Save the Children; Anna Taylor, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); Nadia Bood, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Cental America; Tahia Devisscher, SEI; Helen Jeans, WWF UK; and Maarten van Aalst, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
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