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

28-31 March 2011 | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Highlights for Wednesday, 30 March 2011

On Wednesday, adaptation professionals met again in the Sheraton Hotel in Dhaka in two plenaries and six technical sessions, covering issues ranging from CBA knowledge management, to health related issues of climate change and the role of ecosystems in adaptation to climate change.

Met with the most interest however, was the plenary on funding and funding architecture, where options, opportunities, challenges and news were shared on this hot topic.

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Daily Highlights
Monday, 28 March- Tuesday, 29 March- Wednesday, 30 March- Thursday, 31 March- Summary
PLENARY SESSION: BRIDGING LOCAL, SUB-NATIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS IN ADAPTATION-THE ARTICULATION OF INSTITUTIONS ACROSS SCALES
Session Chair Robin Mearns, World Bank
Margaret Barihaihi, Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)

Jess Ayers, IIED

Arun Agarwal, University of Michigan

A view of the room during the morning plenary session.
PLENARY SESSION: FUNDING AND FUNDING ARCHITECTURE TO SUPPORT UP-SCALING
Andrew Adwera, African Centre for Technology Studies
Session Chair Fumiko Fukuoka, UNDP

Sarwat Chowdhury, UNDP Bangladesh

Leena Wokeck, AIT

TECHNICAL SESSION ON HOW WIDER DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY ADAPTIVE CAPACITY
Jo Lofthouse, Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)
Lawrence Aribo, Adaptation, Climate Change Unit, Uganda
L-R: Eva Ludi, ACCRA; Partha Das, AARANYAK, India;
Sarah Wiggins
, Tearfund; and Jo Lofthouse (ACCRA)
TECHNICAL SESSION ON THE ROLE OF ECOSYSTEMS IN ADAPTATION
Session Co-Chair Hannah Reid, IIED

Charles Ehrhart, CARE International

TECHNICAL SESSION ON HEALTH
Rada Dukpa, Royal Ministry of Health, Bhutan
Iqbal Kabir, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh
L-R: Osama Kettaneh, Ministry of Health, Jordan;
Thuan Thi Nguyen
, Red Cross/Red Crescent; Kristie Ebi, ClimAdapt LLC; Joy Guillemot, World Health Organisation
TECHNICAL SESSION ON CBA KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Session Chair Mozaharul Alam, UNEP
The session's panelists, L-R: Dinesh Raj Bhuju, Nepal Climate Change Knowledge Management Center; Roopa Rakshit, UNEP; Cleofe Torres, University of Los Baños, the Philippines; Mozaharul Alam, UNEP; Corinne Schoch, International Institute for Education and Development; and Sukaina Bharwani, Stockholm Enviornment Institute.
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*Community Champions: Adapting to Climate Challenges
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