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Fifth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change

28-31 March 2011 | Dhaka, Bangladesh
Highlights for Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Fifth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation wrapped up at 12:58 pm on Thursday after a final plenary and concluding session which included an address by Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair.

The sessions highlighted key lessons learned and main themes of the conference. Additionally, it was announced that the Sixth CBA conference will take place in Vietnam in 2012.

Please return to this page on Saturday, April 2 2011 to access the summary report of the meeting.

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Daily Highlights
Monday, 28 March- Tuesday, 29 March- Wednesday, 30 March- Thursday, 31 March- Summary
Anne-France Wittmann, UNDP-GEF CBA Programme
Vincent Ziba, WWF
A slide from a presentation on mobilizing and promoting communities’ contribution to adaptation to scale-up pilot CBA Projects.
Rosy Ranalisolofo, WWF Madagascar and West Indian Ocean
Sarah Wiggins, Tearfund

Pablo Suarez, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre

Emmanuella Olesambu, FAO Regional Emergency Office in Africa


A view of the plenary during the final plenary session.
Ian Burton, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto
Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
Special guest Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair, with Mesbah Ul Alam, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Bangladesh, during the closing session.
Participants during the closing session.
The ENB team with the IPCC Chair, L-R: Aaron Leopold, Jennifer Covert, Rajendra Pachauri, Tallash Kantai, and Hugh Wilkins.
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*Conference website
*Conference programme
*Conference flyer
*Community Champions: Adapting to Climate Challenges
*CBA Conference 2010

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