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Upscaling community-based and gender-just adaptation initiatives is key to the success of locally led adaptation. Upscaling of CBA could take the form of replication within a river basin; by ensuring CBA is adopted by governments; and/or through the transfer of experiences between different localities. However, upscaling remains challenging due to barriers varying from access to finance and political will to how climate impacts of CBA are defined and measured - opposed to business as usual. Together with CBA champions, policymakers, financiers and the audience, we’ll discuss the actions needed to bridge barriers and explore how the LLA principles can be supportive for upscaling CBA.
- Mr Perry Ndzefemmegho, Director CENDEP Cameroon
- Ms Violet Matiru, Director Millennium Community Development Initiatives, Kenya
- Heather McGray - Director, Climate Justice Resilience Fund (CJRF)
- Arghya Sinha Roy - Principal Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank
- Mahamat Abakar Assouyouti - Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund
- Karen Stehouwer, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Together with environmental justice groups from the Global South, Both ENDS works towards a sustainable, fair and inclusive world. We gather and share information about policy and investments that have a direct impact on people and their livelihood, we engage in joint advocacy, we stimulate the dialogue between stakeholders and we promote and support sustainable local alternatives.
Millennium Community Development Initiatives (MCDI) is a local organization that was established in 2005 with the express purpose of working with communities to address critical environmental and livelihood challenges. Since 2013, MCDI has been facilitating the Athi River Community Network (ARCN) by supporting Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs), Community Forestry Associations (CFAs), and local farmer groups to protect, rehabilitate and sustainably use water resources through advocacy, awareness raising, training and institutional capacity strengthening.