The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA11) will focus on harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation.

The 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA11) to climate change will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 26-29 June 2017. Field visits accompanying the conference will take place in various parts of Uganda from 22-25 June. 

Community-based adaptation to climate change (CBA) focuses on empowering communities to use their own knowledge and decision-making processes to take action on climate change. CBA11 will provide an opportunity to review the latest developments in CBA practice, policy and theory with participants from around the world.

This year's conference theme aims to highlight the benefits and challenges of using natural resources and ecosystems as part of adaptation work.

The conference, which begins in Kampala on 26 June, is designed for practitioners, policymakers, planners and donors working on community-based adaptation at all levels and scales. The event will enhance the capacity of stakeholders to work together to improve the livelihoods of those most vulnerable to climate change.

The formal conference will feature plenary and parallel interactive sessions, hands-on learning opportunities, group discussions, high-level speaker panels, video competitions, poster presentations and more.

Ahead of the conference, from 22-25 June, delegates will take part in field visits to community adaptation projects located in a variety of ecosystems in Uganda. Registrations for the field visits are now closed and the details of their locations will be released in early June.

draft programme (PDF) can be downloaded showing details of each session and the planned speakers. A CBA11 postcard (PDF) can also be downloaded.

On 28-29 June, a youth conference will run parallel to the main CBA11 conference. This will focus on 'enhancing the ability of youth to build ecosystem resilience', and will examine ways to  incorporate the ideas and innovations of youth in the policy recommendation on community-based adaptation to climate change. The conference is expected to play a vital role in building a stronger network among youth participants and sharing their knowledge and ideas.

How to register

To register for the CBA11 conference, follow the link to our registration page on the event booking platform Eventbrite before 14 June. The deadline was extended from 31 May.

Monday, 26 June, 2017 to Thursday, 29 June, 2017