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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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