7th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation

on 23 February 2013. Posted in Events



The Seventh International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA7) will be held on 18-25 April 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the conference aims to provide a venue for climate scientists, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss about the latest approaches in mainstreaming community-based adaptation (CBA) in international, national, and local planning and processes.

The conference includes three days of field visits to communities who have adapted to climate-related problems in Bangladesh (19-21 April) and three days of plenary and interactive sessions in Dhaka (22-25 April). The following comprise the sessions' topics:

  • CBA in practice in sectors and regions: Water, agriculture and food security, ecosystem-based approaches, disaster risk reduction, economics, human health, urban areas, children, gender, migration, and population;
  • Knowledge, education, and awareness on CBA: Challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming adaptation; and 
  • Monitoring and evaluation of CBA.

Attendance to the conference is limited to 250 participants (online registration form to be completed by 28 Feb 2013).
For those who cannot attend the conference or are mindful of their carbonfootprint, CBA7 will allow for ‘virtual participation’ by registering here: http://www.iied.org/vip-registration-form-for-cba7


Virtual Internet Participants (VIPs) will be able to join the same online networking and collaboration spaces, watch conference presentations and interviews with key speakers, contribute to the final conference outcomes. They will receive regular updates throughout the whole event through tweets, blogs and video footage, all uploaded to the conference website.

Click to download CBA7 Brochure

For more information, visit the IIED website or contact ccadaptation.workshop@bcas.net