The 4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from May 10 to 13, 2016.
As more than 1,000 participants from the global adaptation and resilience community in 93 countries gather at the event to debate, reflect and inspire ‘adaptation practices and solutions for people, governments and businesses’, PRISE will lead the debate on building economic resilience to climate change in semi-arid regions.
PRISE researchers from the Overseas Development Institute, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Innovations Environnement Développement en Afrique and Kenya Markets Trust will lead and participate in panel debates and discussions throughout the conference:
- Consortium research fellow Elizabeth Carabine, from the Overseas Development Institute, will build on PRISE research project 3 and present on: ‘Adaptation opportunities through upgrading and diversifying cotton and beef value chains in Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tanzania and Kenya’, as part of a joint PRISE and ASSAR session on ‘Connections and disconnections between national and local agendas and aspirations for climate adaptation and development’; and rapporteur during a session on: ‘Resilient risk governance systems: Enhancing integration and adaptive capacity across scales’. She will also organise and present a session on Unlocking the potential of pastoralism: opportunities for adaptation and development in Africa’s drylands’.
- As part of PRISE research projects 4 and 6, research fellow Florence Crick, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, will hold a talk on ‘Adapting to climate change across boundaries – lessons from a territorial approach in Senegal’ at a session on ‘Governance challenges of climate adaptation’; speak at a session on ‘Fostering an enabling environment for private sector adaptation: insights from Senegal’ as part of the joint PRISE and ASSAR session; and present on: ‘Cross-boundary adaptation to climate change: learning from challenges and opportunities in Senegal’ as part of a session on Resilient risk governance systems: Enhancing integration and adaptive capacity across scales.
- PRISE Acting Principal Investigator Eva Ludi, from the Overseas Development Institute, will chair a session on: ‘Unlocking the potential of pastoralism: opportunities for adaptation and development in Africa’s drylands’, with sessions from Elizabeth Carabine, PRISE research officer Catherine Simonet, from the Overseas Development Institute, Mohammed Said, from Kenya Markets Trust, and Waounde Diop, from Innovations Environnement Développement Afrique.
- PRISE Research Fellow Lindsey Jones will focus on the working paper ‘(Re)conceptualising maladaptation in policy and practice: towards an evaluative framework‘ he authored with Elizabeth Carabine and E. Lisa F. Schipper at at a session on Adaptation Pathways and Maladaptation.
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