Building capacity on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change in islands

Description & Programme 29 August 2012

Islands are most often severely affected by climate change due to their high susceptibility. Local islands´ communities face several threats caused by climate change related changes in ecosystems. Since adaptation is a key element of resilience, Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) approaches can contribute to build resilient society as well as ecosystems by reducing vulnerability of local communities to climate change.

The training “Building capacity on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change in islands” will build capacities on CBA approaches to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience of local communities to the adverse effects of climate change in island environments. Several organizations have already developed useful and successful approaches and tools for CBA for islands.

This event will explore the lessons, the uses and benefits from some of those approaches.
The training session includes the following modules:
1) Technical module: How to conduct vulnerability assessments on island communities
2) Technical module: Explore tools and methodologies to design and implement CBA for islands.
3) Experience sharing module: Learn from utilization and application of existing tools and methodologies used in islands.

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