The following offers information about past and upcoming knowledge events hosted by the Fund or in collaboration with other institutions.
Upcoming knowledge events
Challenges and Opportunities in the Monitoring of Locally-led Adaptation Initiatives
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 12 pm – 1:30 pm EST | Virtual
A fundamental aspect for a successful locally-led adaptation initiative is to have robust monitoring and institutional systems, which can support the efficient tracking of impacts at local level and create the enabling conditions for the model to be sustained and potentially be replicated.
This event will bring together national implementing partners from South Africa and Costa Rica, and a CSO partner from Georgia to share experiences from the Fund’s groundbreaking Enhanced
Direct Access programme and Locally Led Adaptation projects on the ground.
Relevant documents and links:
REGISTER NOW: https://whova.com/portal/registration/gobes_202303/
GOBESHONA AGENDA: https://conference.gobeshona.net/ggc3/programme/
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Past knowledge events
Adaptation Fund COP 27 Side Event: “Adaptation Fund Engages Next Generation”
Date: November 11, 2022, 15:00 – 16:30, Room 5 Memphis, live webcast
Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund (AF) has supported projects that have largely benefited youth. This support occurs both directly and indirectly as youth make up a significant proportion of the population in project locations. Projects have invested especially in building capacity of youth through training and worked with them to raise awareness in their communities. The AF supports locally led adaptation actions to increase the resilience of the most vulnerable social groups. As such, it has a unique position to capitalize on its knowledge bank about youth’s role in adaptation across regions of the developing world.
This side event discussed youth’s participation in climate adaptation projects supported by the AF, their roles as actors and beneficiaries of these interventions and the barriers they faced.
Find below the event agenda, recording and presentation:
Scaling up adaptation finance – experiences and lessons learned from the Adaptation Fund
Global Workshop on Water, Agriculture and Climate Change
Date: 17-18 October 2022, hybrid – Palais des Nations, Geneva
This workshop brought together more than 200 experts from the water, climate change, agriculture, environment communities as well as from transboundary basin organisations to strengthen cooperation and jointly discuss best practices and lessons learned in addressing water scarcity and water quality through improving climate adaptation and equitable and sustainable water allocation on the national and transboundary levels. Participants included representatives of governments, non-Governmental and intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, academia, the private sector and other experts.
Find below the event agenda, presentation and workshop page for more information:
AF side event at COP 26: “Adaptation Fund: Adapting to Climate Change through Locally-led Action” (November 6, 2021 18:30-19:45 -GMT) Loch Lomond Auditorium and virtually
The Adaptation Fund, implementing partners and CSOs met to showcase concrete examples of locally led adaptation actions from field. Expanded and innovative finance modalities such as Enhanced Direct Access, project scale-up and innovation grants were discussed, as well as building broader resilience amid the pandemic.
Below you will find the agenda of the event and presentation:
- Community Adaptation For Forest-Food Based Management in Saddang Watershed Ecosystem in South Sulawesi -Indonesia
- Enhancing Resilience of Communities to Climate Change through Catchment-based Integrated Management of Water and related Resources” -EURECCCA Project
- An integrated approach to physical adaptation and community resilience in Antigua and Barbuda’s northwest McKinnon’s watershed -Antigua and Barbuda
- Reducing Vulnerability in Critical Areas of Costa Rica – Adapt2+
Knowledge fair organized as part of the Adaptation Fund 2021 virtual country exchange hosted by NABARD, India (August 24, 2021)
India hosted the third country exchange visit. In the context of the continuing health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the exchange visit was held virtually in the premises of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in the form of a webinar. The objective of this virtual exchange visit was to enhance the accredited NIE’s capacity for project design, development and implementation by facilitating interaction and engagement with project stakeholders and facilitation of benchmarking for these NIEs towards an Adaptation Fund project within the food security sector.
The third and final session of the country exchange webinars was held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the form of a knowledge exchange between participating NIEs and the NIE hosting the event. The webinar involved exchanges of lessons learned, challenges faced and experiences between NIEs in terms of the design and implementation of projects financed by the Adaptation Fund.
Please find more information on the Virtual Exchange by NABARD below:
NIE Country Exchange 2021 Brochure (1)
NIE Country Exchange 2021 Brochure (2)
Knowledge event organized in collaboration with AECID (March 2, 2021)
The Adaptation Fund in collaboration with the Spanish Office for Climate Change acting as the secretariat of the Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices (RIOCC) and the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID) organized a virtual event on March 2 aimed at raising awareness in the LAC region about knowledge tools made available in Spanish by the Adaptation Fund to access adaptation financing through the Direct Access modality. As part of the event, several of the Adaptation Fund NIEs shared experiences and best practices on this process.
Below you will find the agenda of the event and presentation:
Gobeshona Global conference (January 18-24 2021)
The Gobeshona Global annual conference started in January 2021 and lasted seven-day long annual. The focus was on Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) across different geographical regions and was hosted by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) virtually. The conference was an opportunity to bring together a distinguished and multidisciplinary group of scholars, policy-makers, researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their knowledge, research, and practical experiences on climate change issues.
Please find more information on the Gobeshona Global Conference below:
Agenda of the session “Local Leadership in Adaptation Finance: Learning from Locally-led Action in Adaptation Fund Projects and Programmes”
- Session by AF on Local Leadership in Adaptation Finance
Knowledge fair as part of the Adaptation Fund 2020 virtual country exchange hosted by Senegal (December 2020)
Senegal hosted the second country exchange visit. In the context of the health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the exchange visit was held virtually in the premises of the Ecological Monitoring Center (CSE) in the form of a webinar. The objective of this virtual exchange visit was to share Senegal’s experience in the fight against coastal erosion and disaster risk reduction based on CSE’s Adaptation Fund funded project: Adaptation to coastal erosion in vulnerable areas and a second World Bank project titled: Coastal risk monitoring and soft solutions in Benin, Senegal and Togo which was financed with a contribution from France through the French Environment Fund.
The third and final session of webinars of the country exchange was held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 which was in the form of a knowledge exchange between participating NIEs and the NIE hosting the event. The webinar involved exchanges of experiences between NIEs in terms of the design and implementation of projects financed by the Adaptation Fund and the presentation of the documentary film produced by the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE).
Report for 2020 country exchange in Senegal
Lessons learned from the Senegal country exchange