Hosted by Tom Mitchell Meet-and-greets are a great way to get to know some of your fellow participants in a small informal space, chat with highly experienced adaptation practitioners and build your networks. Without an in-person conference, think of the meet-and-greets as a virtual coffee break, where you can ask direct questions of the people you want to talk to! In the last two years, participants at meet-and-greets have met new partners, collaborators, donors and friends!
About the host
Tom Mitchell is the Executive Director of IIED, steering the overall direction and leadership of IIED’s staff, work programmes and partnerships. He leads on public communications, strategy development and implementation. He engages in public debate in key international events. He has a passion for finding innovative ways to unlock climate justice and is the author of the climate action strategy – Transformation, in Time.
Until September 2022 was the Chief Strategy Officer of climate-KIC and Director of Climate-KIC International Foundation. He is a former co-ordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and UN Special Representative senior advisor.
CARE International works in 100 countries, helping millions of the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty and achieve social justice.
CJRF builds voice and power in the communities hit first by climate change. To survive and thrive on a warming planet they need voice, power, and the opportunity to innovate. CJRF helps these communities create and share their own solutions for resilience.
Practical Action works with communities to develop ingenious solutions in agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. Then we share what’s proven to work with others, so many more people can change their world.
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy organisation who work directly with local communities to reduce the vulnerability of groups that are at risk to climate impacts, through youth empowerment, skills development and public education.
IIED is an international policy and action research organisation delivering solutions to sustainable development challenges. Working with partners across the globe, IIED links local priorities to global challenges.