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CBA11 conference proceedings: harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation

Community-based adaptation (CBA) recognises that the root causes of vulnerability and resilience to climate impacts, and much knowledge and capacity on how to adapt, are embedded in societies and cultures. This means the focus of adaptation policies and actions needs to be on empowering and supporting communities to take action based on their own decision-making processes. Actions need not be limited to the local level; indeed CBA can operate at the city or even national level. But such mainstreamed or up-scaled actions must not lose their emphasis on local needs, priorities, knowledge and the capacities of vulnerable communities most at risk.

The 11th CBA conference took place in Kampala, Uganda, from 26-29 June 2017, and had the theme 'Harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation'.

It was hosted by the government of Uganda, and managed by IIED in collaboration with the International Centre on Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Makerere University Centre for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MUCCRI).

Following a series of field trips, the conference sessions included high-level panels, formal presentations in thematic plenary or parallel sessions, poster and video sessions, debates, small group work and a large number of interactive ‘out-of-the-box’ sessions.

These are the conference proceedings of CBA11.

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