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How can we drive investment to locally-driven adaptation?

DAY 3

Day 3 opened with a Gender and Climate Talanoa. A Talanoa is an inclusive, participatory conversation – and this Talanoa included climate negotiators, policy makers, private sector representatives, practitioners and women at the grassroots.

The Talanoa was opened by Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Robinson highlighted the importance of  valuing ‘lived experience’ in climate discussions. Another panelist, Stella Gama, Deputy Director of Forestry at Malawi’s Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, told the gathering that local and traditional knowledge voices are central to climate action.

The Talanoa discussions focused on how to help grassroots and indigenous women participate in local, national and international decision making on climate action. Read More…

 

Devolved climate finance approach forges new ways of working between citizens and state

DAY 2

Devolved climate finance programmes incorporate local knowledge and community priorities into decisions about how climate finance is planned and budgeted. At CBA 12, practitioners will discuss the different components of these programmes, exploring the environment when they are most effective and why, and sharing experiences from several contexts.

The pilots work by establishing mechanisms that funnel money for climate-resilient development through public financial management systems down to local governments. The approach depends on local communities collaborating with government to take the lead in planning and budgeting funds for adaptation.

This collaborative approach presents an opportunity to transform the relationship between states and their citizens by empowering communities to make meaningful investment decisions for their own future.

All four countries have adopted some form of decentralisation. In theory, the approach offers a framework for governance that gives more power to local governments. These bodies are much better placed to develop in-depth knowledge of available natural resources and the groups who use them, whose needs are driven by varied ecological environments and local political histories. Read More…

 

CBA12: Local experience driving climate action

Malawi will host this year’s CBA event from 11-14 June 2018. Experts in locally-driven climate action will share innovation, skills and knowledge on how to get climate finance behind what works.

Malawi’s subsistance farmers have recently faced both heavy rains and drought. Adopting new seed varieties and farming practices helps reduce food shortages (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

CBA12 in Lilongwe will focus on getting local experience on climate action heard.

Locally-driven action that addresses climate challenges is ever more crucial. The well-established CBA community of practice works on sharing innovation, getting climate finance behind what works and preparing robust narratives that take ‘lived experience’ from evidence to influence.

CBA12 will bring together the CBA community of practice to

  • Showcase lived experiences, tools and examples in the CBA market place
  • Put forward and discuss burning issues around key themes in the open space
  • Exchange knowledge and share expertise in the skills clinics on topics such as monitoring & evaluation, accessing climate finance, developing proposals, communications, and more
  • Build pitches with climate investors for innovative finance for locally driven climate adaptation; decentralised climate finance programmes; and adaptation technology investments.

The overarching aim is to achieve inclusive, meaningful community engagement in decision making, in ways that enable opportunities for gender-transformative outcomes. Click here to Read more 

 

DCFP EXPERIENCE IN THE COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTATION (CBA12) CONFERENCE

Decentralized Climate Finance Project has been privileged to attend, share and gain experience in the CBA12 conference in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Conference is taking place in Lilongwe starting from 11th to 14th June 2018. The conference has focused on getting local experience Locally-driven action that addresses climate challenges.

The conference has brought more than 270 participants from 47 countries to come and share practice that;

  • Showcase lived experiences, tools and examples in the CBA market place
  • Put forward and discuss burning issues around key themes in the open space
  • Exchange knowledge and share expertise in the skills clinics on topics such as monitoring & evaluation, accessing climate finance, developing proposals, communications, and more
  • Build pitches with climate investors for innovative finance for locally driven climate adaptation; decentralized climate finance programmes; and adaptation technology investments.

The CBA12 programme is being conducted in two days of workshops, followed by two days of multi-stakeholder dialogues.

Days one and two has brought practitioners together under three work streams:

  1. Transforming ‘lived experience’ and local knowledge into evidence that drives better policies and investments
  2. Building a shared understanding of effective devolved climate finance, and
  • Innovating in applying adaptation technology.

On day three and four, policymakers and investors will join for the multi-stakeholder dialogues to discuss and plan locally-driven climate investments and the enabling environment needed for scaling out and up; and ways to further strengthen our community of practice.

Also, on day four the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group will convene the Regional National Adaptation Plans (NAP) Expo as part of CBA12. This follows the Regional NAP Expo programme at CBA11 please see attached and this year will explore issues including how well locally-driven climate action is working within NAPs.

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