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CBA9 posters

The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015. The CBA series of conferences focus on the latest developments in community-based adaptation to climate change. The theme of this year's event is "Measuring and enhancing effective adaptation". This collection of images displays the posters which will be presented in a session during the conference. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.
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Tribhuvan University, Nepal: Using information and communication technologies to manage the risk of glacial lake flooding | This poster describes a project which focussed on the hazard of flooding from glacial lakes, using Tiptala Glacial Lake in Nepal as a case study. The project reviewed the potential for information and communication technologies in relation to monitoring, communicating and mitigating risks. It concluded that access to communication technologies could help promote…

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Plan international: Child-centred community-based adaptation | This poster describes a joint project to assess what successful climate change adaptation looks like from the perspective of children, youth and their communities. Plan International, Save the Children and the Institute for Sustainable Futures are implementing the project across 40 villages in the Philippines. Contact: Pia Treichel, programme manager, climate change, Plan International Australia (Email…

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Practical Action South Asia: M&E as a management function | This poster describes a research project that looked at monitoring and evaluation in relation to the adaptive capacity of vulnerable groups in Nepal and India. The study looked at ways of improving M&E to better serve vulnerable groups.

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Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute: Community perception and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas of western Tanzania | This poster describes a study which assessed the perceptions of Tanzanian farmers about climate change and adaptation measures. The study found that farmers perceptions of climate changes were in line with meteorological data. Researchers also asked farmers about the barriers to effective adaptation. The most commonly quoted constraint was a lack of…

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Project HORTINLEA: Adaptation options for growers of African Indigenous Vegetables | This poster describes a project that looked at how participants in the African indigenous vegetable (AIV) value-chain can benefit from CBA techniques. The aim was to discover the challenges and potentials of CBA options and to assess the cost benefit of different approaches. This project is based on the HORTINLEA framework - Horticultural Innovation and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in…

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UCL: Political Ecology of CBA in the Ethiopian highlands | This poster describes a project which analysed responses to the need for CBA in two different areas in the Ethiopian highlands. The research found that the definition of community is diverse, and gender, wealth, education level , age and social status play a role in decision-making processes related to CBA. It also found that the particular characteristics of Ethiopian society affect the CBA implementation process. Contact…

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Practical Action: Mainstreaming the use of climate data by smallholders in Zimbabwe | This poster describes a joint project which aimed to improve the use of climate data by smallholders in Zimbabwe. The project worked with Zimbabwe's agricultural extension service, AGRITEX, to improve its ability to share climate information with smallholder farmers. Farmers were then encouraged to use the climate data for planning and budgeting. The poster also highlights the challenges of…

Practical Action: 'V2R+' - Capitalising on public investments, Bangladesh | This poster describes a project focussed on effective monitoring and evaluation of adaptation in Bangladesh. The project focussed on unions, the most decentralised government unit in Bangladesh. It aimed to improve flood resilience in 17 flood-prone unions by use of weather forecasts, early warning systems, technical innovation and better disaster governance. Contact: Sazzad Hossain Miah, programme manager, ddr…

University of Lagos: Resource Governance in the Nigerian savannah | This poster describes a joint project which studied natural resource governance in the Nigerian savannah. The study looked at policies relating to agriculture, the environment, forestry and energy. Researchers found that national policies on natural resources, rural livelihoods and food security are detailed, well intentioned and cross cutting. However the study found that governance arrangements are poor. It found that…

University of Cape Town: On-farm adaptation options in southern Africa | This poster describes a project which looked at the usefulness of changing farming practices to combat climate change in southern Africa. The project studied measures for adapting to climate change in three locations: Swaziland, Lesotho and Malawi. It looked at possible changes in farming practices such as changing fertiliser amounts, planting dates and planting density. The results varied across the locations…