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Adaptation Knowledge Day IV


"Sharing Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge and Experiences”

Thursday 6 June 2013, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI), Bonn


The full summary of the day can be accessed on this link: Minutes Adaptation Knowledge Day IV

13:30 – 13.45          Opening and introductory remarks

Speakers: UNEP Keith Alverson

14:30 – 16:00          Session 1: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Climate Resilience

Facilitator:             – Global Adaptation Institute – Ian Noble

Panelist presentations and discussion on the following topics:

- What is EbA and how does it differ from adaptation business as usual?

- How do we practically measure EbA and its effectiveness?

- What are some core indicators, and challenges for monitoring and evaluation of resilience in short and long-term?

- How can approaches such as community based adaptation improve communities’ ability to adapt to climate change?


– UNDP – Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

– IUCN – Edmund Barrow - Presentation

– IIED – Saleemul Huq -  

– David Kaluba, Government of Zambia - Presentation

15:00 – 16:15       Session 2: What do Decision-makers and Practitioners Need to Know about Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA)?

Facilitator:     UNEP – WCMC – Robert Munroe & Musonda Mumba

This session identified gaps and how they are being addressed


UNEP-WCMC - Robert Munroe     Presentation

CARE International - Agnes Otzelberger     Presentation

Wetlands International – Vera Coelho     Presentation  

UNDP – Caroline Petersen       Presentation

Nepal LDC Expert Group – Batu Uprety  Presentation

16:15 – 16:30       Cofffe/Tea

16:30 – 17:45       Session 3: Lessons Learned from Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies

Facilitator:             IUCN – Edmund Barrow
During this session party members and adaptation practitioners will share lessons learned from Climate Change Adaptation Projects  

IUCN- Ali Raza     Presentation

Government of El Salvador – Jorge Quezada      Presentation

Conservation International & IUCN - CEM - Angela Andrade     Presentation

the GEF, Bonizella Biagini     Presentation

WWF Nepal - Ugan Manandhar     Presentation

Government of Peru - Eduardo Durand     Presentation 

17:45 – 18:00   Conclusions and closing remarks by Organisers

18:15                  Cocktail

The full summary of the event Report

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Pictures of the AKD IV Workshop