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Join FCFA at Adaptation Futures in Rotterdam this week




July 26, 2016


Researchers will be presenting results of their FCFA-funded work, and on related topics of adaptation and resilience in Africa, at the Adaptation Futures Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 10-13 May. Please join us if you’re in town. Tuesday 10 May: Developing action plans and assessing costs and benefits for prioritising, programming and financing adaptation in developing countries – Paul Watkiss 
  • 15.45 – 17.30 || SP 8.5 (Find us on page 58 of the programme booklet)
  • Programme description: While climate finance is increasing, it will fall short of needs. Given this gap, it is important to prioritise adaptation, but this involves several challenges. These can be addressed by using a policy-orientated approach and mainstreaming, considering the timing and phasing of adaptation (iterative approaches), and assessing costs and benefits to help prioritisation and financing. This session presents the latest thinking on action plans and economic assessment. It presents two case studies from less developed countries that have gone from prioritisation to early implementation. An open session is included for other examples, followed by a panel discussion on building networks and capacity. Organised by Paul Watkiss, Paul Watkiss Associates/ECONADAPT, United Kingdom, Partners South South North, South Africa, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.
Thursday 12 May:  Planning the next generation of adaptation research: how to coordinate, broker and amplifying large research consortia to achieve development impact – Lindsey Jones, Jean-Pierre Roux
  • 13.45 – 15.30 SC 8.16 ||  (find us on page 156 of the programme booklet)
  • Programme description: The session aims to critically reflect on how large multi-stakeholder consortia can best support adaptation research and practice. It will draw on the experience of a number of ongoing research programmes, seeking lessons learned and new directions for coordinating, brokering and amplifying adaptation research in multi-stakeholder consortia. The session will start by presenting the results of a review of opportunities/ barriers to coordinating large adaptation research consortia, setting the scene for subsequent discussion (six min). In an extended panel discussion, six panellists will present personal experiences via ‘lightning presentations’ (1-2 key messages). Audience members will then be encouraged to take the podium and share thoughts as part of the panel through a ‘fish-bowl’ session. Organised by Lindsey Jones, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), United Kingdom Ken De Souza, Jane Clark, Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom
You may also enjoy these events, where researchers from the FCFA consortia will be presenting their adaptation and resilience work: Tuesday 10 May
  • 13.30 – 15.15
    • SC 3.1 Fresh water availability under drought conditions as a potential driver for water conflicts – Declan Conway
    • SC 10.3 Options and opportunities for the loss and damage mechanism: understanding the roles of risk management, finance and climate justice – Rachel James
    • SP 6.1 Enhancing adaptation to changing extremes: showcasing standard operating procedures for forecast based action from three continents – Erin Coughlan
  • 15.45 – 17.30
    • SC 8.6 Participatory processes and co-production of adaptation knowledge – Katharine Vincent, Ajay Bhave
    • SP 8.5 Developing action plans and assessing costs and benefits for prioritising, programming and financing adaptation in developing countries – Paul Watkiss
    • SP 9.3 Towards more informed climate adaptation: considerations of ethics in stakeholder participation and decision-making – Bruce Hewitson
Wednesday 11 May
  • 08.45 – 10.30
    • SC 1.5 Adaptation processes – Debra Roberts
    • SC 8.11 Gender and adaptation – Lindsey Jones
  • 15.45 – 17.30 PR 8.2 Integrated risk management: community evidence as a catalyst for adaptation policies and investments – indsey Jones
Thursday 12 May
  • 08.45 – 10.30
    • SC 8.8 Adaptation pathways and maladaptation – Lindsey Jones
    • SP 8.11 Measuring resilience of adaptation interventions and beyond – Lindsey Jones
  • 13.45 – 15.30
    • RT 7 Adaptation Forum: adaptation under the UNFCCC after the Paris Agreement – Katharine Vincent