Associated Events

Associated Events are externally organised events that are happening in conjunction with Adaptation Futures 2018. These are some of the different events  that will be active during the Adaptation Futures 2018 week in Cape Town.

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EXPLORING WAYS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN CLIMATE SERVICES FOR AFRICA - Joint Programming Initiative, European Union

Host organisation The Joint Programming Initiative of the European Union, JPI Climate, that involves the major European Research Funding organisations
Contact person Petra Manderscheid

secretariat@jpi-climate.belspo.be

Day and time Monday 18 June 2018 9h00 – 13h00
Venue  CTICC, Level 2, Room 2.4
Format Workshop
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Open
Brief summary The workshop will highlight elements of the just started flagship programme ERA4CS and some of its 26 climate services projects with a focus on Africa.

It will also present the outline of the recently started project, SINCERE, that is intended to strengthen international research cooperation with a special focus on Africa and Latin America.

It involves more than 20 partners, including the African Academy of Science and builds upon existing international networks in climate services provision like, for example, SASSCAL and WASCAL

The objective of this workshop is to discuss with researchers, as well as research funding organisations and policy-makers, enhanced ways of international cooperation in the field of climate services.

See event flyer here

Number of participants 80

CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT KNOWLEDGE NETWORK LAUNCH EVENT - SouthSouthNorth and Canada’s International Development Research Centre

Host organisation  SouthSouthNorth and Canada’s International Development Research Centre 
Contact person  Emma Baker 
Day and time  Thursday 21st June 2018, 6:30-8:30pm  
Venue  The Westin Hotel 
Open or closed to AF18 delegates?  By invitation only 
Brief summary  This event will mark the launch of a new phase of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Since 2010, CDKN has been supporting developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America design and deliver climate compatible development. This next phase will see CDKN expanding its role as a knowledge broker, facilitating peer learning and collaboration, and supporting and showcasing climate leadership. CDKN has undertaken this shift to meet the growing needs of developing country governments for useful, relevant knowledge that informs their implementation of climate change policy.  

In 2018, CDKN’s global leadership moved from the United Kingdom to South Africa to be better positioned to support developing country needs and priorities. Cape-Town based NGO, SouthSouthNorth is now leading the new partnership, working closely with Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability – South Asia, as well as the Overseas Development Institute.  

 

The launch event will include contributions from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the High Commission of Canada to South Africa. It will provide an opportunity to meet the CDKN team and funding partners, and explore opportunities for future collaboration.  

Number of participants  100 

TOWARDS RESILIENT AFRICAN DELTAS THROUGH ENHANCED KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND RESEARCH NETWORK - Delta Alliance

Host organisation Delta Alliance
Contact person Ottelien van SteenisOttelien.vansteenis@wur.nl
Day and time 18 June 201808.30-12.00 followed by lunch
Venue  Cape Town International Convention Centre, Room 1.41
Format Workshop
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? [By invitation only]
Brief summary  BackgroundThe Delta Alliance is an international knowledge-driven network organisation that promotes and facilitates delta networks (wings) in Africa and beyond.

In May 2017 in Cotonou, Benin, at an interregional delta gathering the African Delta Alliance wings from Egypt, Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya and Benin expressed their interest in developing an African Delta Knowledge Exchange network to support exchange of knowledge and success practices and to enable peer-to-peer learning between African deltas to increase the resilience of delta regions in Africa.

The main objective of the Delta Alliance side event is to discuss the mission, objectives and approach of the Delta Alliance African Wings (Kenya, Ghana and Egypt) and candidate Wing (Benin).

Representatives of other delta regions and networks in Africa and a wider group of stakeholders in delta planning and management will also participate in the side event to explore the challenges and opportunities.

Goal of the meeting

·         Present the idea of establishing an African Deltas Alliance Network

·         Discuss mission, objectives and approach with a wider group of stakeholders and experts in delta planning and management

·         Creating commitment for this network with relevant stakeholders, partners and donors

·         Outlining a step-by-step process towards the launch of this network

>> Read more: programme side event

Number of participants [30-40]

GETTING READY FOR THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND AND ITS SUPPORT FOR ADAPTATION - Pan African Climate Justice Alliance; CARE

Host organisation PACJA; CARE
Contact person Julius Mbatia, PACJA, karanja@pacja.org 
Day and time Friday, 22nd  June 2018, 9.00 – 14.00
Venue  Room 1.40, Level 1, CTICC
Format Workshop
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Open, participants need to register in advance at karanja@pacja.org
Brief summary In its 17th Board Meeting, the GCF set out to develop adaptation guidance that will guide the Funds investment into adaptation work in developing countries. Development of this guidance is key to all stakeholders particularly civil society organizations engaged in adaptation work.Civil society engagement is paramount to ensure that the guidance takes into account good practice aspects of incorporating elements of strong climate justification and building a climate rationale for resilience projects; practical, implementable approaches to adaptation finance within GCF’s investment criteria and guidance that will facilitate attracting of good quality funding proposals with minimum number of conditions attached. Further, development of the guidance should take into account existing adaptation finance challenges and lessons emanating from financing adaptation. Also, the general capacity and readiness of CSOs in engaging in GCF matters, in particular on the national level when it comes to the implementation of multi-million dollar projects, is important.

Informed by this, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and CARE intend to undertake this side event alongside the Adaptation Futures conference with the ambition of critically analyzing the challenges of adaptation finance in Africa and developing a common position on actions to enhance Africa’s access to adaptation finance. The event is part of the GCF CSO readiness project, led by Germanwatch and implemented by CARE, PACJA and other partners.

Number of participants  ~ 30

WORLD BANK GROUP (WBG) ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE STRATEGY OUTREACH MEETING - World Bank Group

Host organisation World Bank Group (WBG)
Organiser Arame Tall (lead) atall2@worldbank.org
Day and time Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 17h00
Venue  The ToolShed in Boardroom 1.30, CTICC Level 1
Format Round Table Discussion
Open to all registered delegates Please confirm attendance with Sarah Lynagh slynagh@worldbank.org
Brief summary During this event the World Bank delegation to AF2018 will present the WBG Adaptation & Resilience Strategy, currently being developed to support scaling up the WBG’s actions in support of climate adaptation and resilience-building.Key partners of the WBG on the adaptation agenda will be invited to provide early inputs on the Strategy concept, goals, and priorities. The roundtable will provide an opportunity for the World Bank team to engage with key external partners as the Strategy is developed between now and the fall.

The roundtable will also invite a discussion about our collective direction of travel in the adaptation space – including metrics and financing — thereby contributing to setting a global level of ambition. Our discussion may also be useful for informing the agenda and priorities of the new Global Commission on Adaptation.

Number of participants 20 (approx.)

GOVERNANCE OF ECOSYSTEM-BASED ADAPTATION – OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Host organisation Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Contact person Dr Arno Sckeydearno.sckeyde@giz.de
Day and time Thursday, June 14, 13.30-16.30 (tbc)
Venue  Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Format Workshop
Open to AF18 delegates Open, participants need to register in advance at alexandra.koengeter@giz.de
Brief summary Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), is increasingly considered in international discussions and national processes, although uptake of the concept varies around the globe. Whereas in certain countries, early implementation of EbA has already started, the concept has not been mainstreamed in other contexts.The international EbA Community of Practice, a network of governance representatives, international organizations and researchers being supported by the BMU-IKI project Mainstreaming EbA, holds its 3rd annual meeting from 12-15 June in Kirstenbosch to exchange and advance discussions on

·         enabling governance structures and mechanisms that allow successful mainstreaming beyond the green sector,

·         how to move beyond mainstreaming EbA and progress towards implementation that would include relevant stakeholders such as the business sector, private landowners and local communities,

·         strategically using political communication to engage key stakeholders.

The workshop opens on June 14 for AF18 delegates to share and discuss the workshop results with a broader public.

Number of participants 70

CARIAA ANNUAL LEARNING REVIEW - International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Host organisation International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Contact person Sarah Czunyisczunyi@idrc.ca
Day and time June 23-25 2018
Venue  Fire and Ice Hotel
Format Conference
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Closed/By invitation only
Brief summary More than one billion people live in deltas, semi-arid lands, and glacier- and snowpack-dependent river basins in Africa and Asia, hot spot regions that are the most vulnerable to climate change. The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program builds resilience in these hot spots by supporting collaborative research on climate change adaptation to inform policy and practice.CARIAA seeks to build synergies across its four consortia and their larger ecosystem of ancillary and cross-consortia projects, in particular by promoting learning and exchanges on emerging research themes of common interest, and by sharing expertise on knowledge management and Research-into-Use.The Annual Learning Reviews (ALR) provide an opportunity for CARIAA partners to meet face to face and, joined by others from their stakeholder community, take stock of progress and lessons learned to date, discuss the synthesis of results, and avenues for future action. To date, CARIAA has organized three ALRs and is now planning its fourth and last one. CARIAA plans to hold its final ALR in Cape Town on June 23-25 2018, immediately after the Adaptation Futures International Conference, where the program and its grantees are looking forward to playing an active role.
Number of participants 80

WORKSHOP ON ADAPTATION FINANCE IN AGRICULTURE IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA - SouthSouthNorth, Stockholm Environment Institute, Perspectives Climate Research

Organisations SouthSouthNorth, Stockholm Environment Institute, Perspectives Climate Research
Contact person  Jessy Appavoo
Day and time  Friday 22 June
Venue  SunSquare Conference Facility
Open or closed to AF18 delegates?  By invitation(If you would like to attend, please email Jessy Appavoo at jessy@southsouthnorth.org
Summary The objective of the workshop is to explore opportunities to mobilising private investments for adaptation activities in the agriculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), based on experience in the region with public supported mechanisms, in particular on insurance for small-holder farmers, public-private partnerships with small and medium enterprises, and the development of specific large scale private investment schemes.The questions that will guide the discussion at the workshop are listed below:

  • What can we learn from existing initiatives in SSA?
  • What are the opportunities for stronger private sector participation in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation?
  • What set of recommendations are necessary for policy- makers at the national and international levels to enhance private sector participation in NDC implementation?
Number of attendees  25-30

FRACTAL LEARNING RETREAT - Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town

Host organisation CSAG/ UCT
Partner organisations Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Contact person Alice McClure
Day and time Thursday, 21 June 17h00-20h00
Venue Level 2, room 2.41
Format Yet to be decided
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Closed
Brief summary Members of the FRACTAL team will reflect on what has been learned during the conference, and how this ties back into the broader programme and community of practice. Team members will also share lessons learned since the last learning retreat, which took place in November 2017 and plan the learning agenda for the year ahead.
Number of participants 15-20

EXPLORING WAYS OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN CLIMATE SERVICES FOR AFRICA - Joint Programming Initiative, EU

Host organisation The Joint Programming Initiative of the European Union, JPI Climate, that involves the major European Research Funding organisations
Contact person Petra Manderscheidsecretariat@jpi-climate.belspo.be
Day and time Monday 18 June 2018 9h00 – 13h00
Venue CTICC
Format Workshop
Open or closed to AF18 delegates? Open
Brief summary The workshop will highlight elements of the just started flagship programme ERA4CS and some of its 26 climate services projects with a focus on Africa.It will also present the outline of the recently started project, SINCERE, that is intended to strengthen international research cooperation with a special focus on Africa and Latin America.

It involves more than 20 partners, including the African Academy of Science and builds upon existing international networks in climate services provision like, for example, SASSCAL and WASCAL

The objective of this workshop is to discuss with researchers, as well as research funding organisations and policy-makers, enhanced ways of international cooperation in the field of climate services.

Number of participants Up to 80

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT CLIMATE INFORMATION SERVICES DELIVERY? EXAMINING CLIMATE SERVICES FROM PRODUCTION TO UPTAKE - USAID

Initiative USAID-funded Learning Agenda on Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa
Contact person Fatema Rajabali and Abby Love: Fatema.Rajabali@fao.org ; alove@mercycorps.org
Day and time  Monday, 18 June 2018 from 9am-5:30pm
Venue  University of Cape Town
Open or closed to AF18 delegates?  By invitation(If you would like to attend, please email Fatema Rajabali and Abby Love at Fatema.Rajabali@fao.orgalove@mercycorps.org
Summary Building on the 2018 Adaptation Futures Conference theme, “Dialogues for Solutions”, the Learning Agenda on Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa is organizing a one-day workshop to present preliminary research findings, garner feedback on its work to date, and foster dialogue between the climate services and adaptation communities. The event, hosted by the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town, will bring together researchers, practitioners, private sector and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) actors to discuss climate information services (CIS) demand, supply, and emerging models for delivery.More specifically, the event will cover:

  • Analysis of climate information services (CIS) users and their needs and demands for CIS
  • The supply side of CIS and ways to measure its sustainability
  • Emerging models for CIS delivery, including public-private partnerships.

You can read more about the event here.

Number of attendees  70 participants