Community-Based Adaptation – CBA6, Hanoi, Vietnam

CARE is attending the CBA6 and prepared the following materials in support of their CBA6 participation.

1)      New PECCN Pages: In our latest newsletter of CARE International’s Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network PECCN, we included a brief piece on ‘Making smallholder farming more resilient: A new chance for closing the gender gap’, which introduces our latest publications relevant to this as well as an upcoming programme design process focusing on women smallholder farmers in the context of ‘climate-smart smallholder agriculture’ in Kenya/ Ethiopia/Tanzania (see page 2). Page 14 features a short piece on gender and REDD+ in Tanzania.  You will find further updates on our climate advocacy, adaptation and carbon finance work across different regions.

Click on this link: ‘PECCN Pages’

2)      6th Community-based Adaptation Conference (CBA6): Communicating Community-based Adaptation.

The CBA conference is the key annual get-together of community-based adaptation practitioners and interested stakeholders to share their latest thinking and practice; this year’s focus is on communication as the overarching theme: For more information, live screenings and podcasts etc. please watch this space: http://www.iied.org/climate-change/key-issues/community-based-adaptation/conference-adaptation-climate-change

The following 3 gender-related are planned for the conference:

  • CARE and UNDP are co-chairing this year’s session on gender, which will present inputs from CCAFS, the World Bank, TNC Papua New Guinea and Practical Action Nepal.
  • In the context of the communications theme, CARE is hosting an ‘out of the box’ training session on digital photostory-telling with a focus on gender and women’s empowerment. Participants attending the field visits preceding the conference will have the opportunity to document their visits equipped with a gender & women’s empowerment-relatedquestions and produce a short digital photo-story with guidance from our talented communications coordinator!
  • CARE will provide a gender perspective in the WFP-chaired session on food and nutrition security and community-based adaptation.

3)      New brief on our gender & adaptation work. In the context of CBA6 and our evolving thinking, we are introducing a new (and very short) brief on CARE’s perspective on gender and adaptation.