Tid: 17/04/2024 13:00 til 17/04/2024 14:00

Sted: DIIS - Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A 2100 København Ø, auditorium

Arrangør: DIIS - Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier

Locally-led climate change adaptation: From principles to practice – DIIS-seminar

Climate change adaptation is a major global challenge and key to securing livelihoods and economies in the Global South.

Locally-led adaptation aims to empower citizens and local governments in climate change adaptation by giving them influence on how climate funds should be spent and what projects should do. The approach consist of a framework of key principles – endorsed by over 120 organisations globally – which aim to ensure that adaptation is effective, equitable and transparent.

But what does locally-led adaptation look like in practice? And does it actually work on the ground? Limited knowledge exists on experiences with implementation of the approach on the ground, especially in relation to water which is critical in adaptation.

This webinar presents findings from a collaborative study of locally-led adaptation in water initiatives in East Africa’s drylands. Drawing on a study of six water projects in Kenya and Tanzania, the study has examined progress on the ground and assessed challenges and opportunities for the different components of locally-led adaptation.

The webinar will bring together researchers from DIIS, University of Dar Es Salaam and Kenyatta University to discuss what locally-led adaptation means in practice, in general and within the water sector. The presenters will discuss the outcomes on the ground, how progress can be assessed, and how donors, governments and civil society actors can help support locally-led adaptation.

A DIIS Report and Policy Brief from the study will be made available at www.diis.dk prior to the webinar.

Claire Bedelian, Researcher, DIIS
Judith Mulwa, PhD Researcher, Kenyatta University
Beatrice Sumari, PhD Researcher, University of Dar Es Salaam
Peter Rogers, PhD Researcher, University of Dar Es Salaam
Mikkel Funder, Senior Researcher, DIIS

13.00-13.05 Welcome
13.05-13.20 Locally-led adaptation: from principles to practice in the water sector – key findings from the new DIIS Report
13.20-13.45 Case studies of locally-led adaptation in Kenya and Tanzania

Practical information
The webinar will be held in English online via Zoom. Participation is free of charge but registration is required https://www.diis.dk/en/node/26965/
The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the event page on diis.dk afterwards.

Sign up: https://www.diis.dk/en/node/26965/