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Session 15

Bridging the barriers to upscaling of CBA

04 Oct. / 12:00 - 13:30

Hosted by
Both Ends, CENDEP and MCDI

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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.

CENDEP is a grassroots organization created in 1999 with the goal of training local people in the domestication, sustainable production and marketing of non timber as well as agricultural products for their livelihood sustenance using as production guidelines the Analog Forestry methodology.

Funding Partners

CARE International works in 100 countries, helping millions of the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty and achieve social justice.
Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)
GRP is an inclusive and diverse partnership of organisations joining forces towards a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change.
Climate Justice Resilience Fund
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.
Irish Aid
Irish Aid invest in research that builds evidence on how poor people and countries can best adapt, reduce risk, and build their resilience to withstand future set-backs and disasters.
Practical Action
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.
Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO)
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.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
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.