Supporting Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Action in the HKH region: Strengthening Communication Approaches for Science-Policy-Practice Interfacing

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ICIMOD in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is organizing a regional workshop on “Supporting Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Action in the HKH region: Strengthening Communication Approaches for Science-Policy-Practice Interfacing” on 3-4 December 2013, at ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal. This regional workshop is being organized as an important side event of the International Conference on “Addressing Poverty and Vulnerability in the Hindu Kush Himalayas: Forging Regional Partnerships to Enable Transformative Change” being organized by ICIMOD from 1 -4 December, 2013. 

Knowledge gaps in climate change, particularly in regard to the science and adaptation options continue to be a serious concern to policy makers constraining their ability to design effective policy action and programme to enhance adaptation. In the context of the Hindu Kush Himalayas, this is further accentuated by the gaps in knowledge and the challenges of effective communication between different stakeholders arising out of the physical inaccessibility and the vast geographical, cultural and socio-economic diversities of the mountain people inhabiting the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The lack of an effective flow of information and knowledge, thus, has emerged as a critical challenge for policy makers in ensuring effective policy action and practice to address adaptation needs of mountain communities. To bridge this information and knowledge gap, it is critical that effective communication approaches are Identified and strengthened.

The major objectives of this workshop are

  • to identify effective communication approaches to support climate change adaptation policy and action in the HKH, and 
  • to recommend approaches to strengthen science-policy-practice interfacing 
The workshop will focuses on communicating climate change adaptation to policy makers for informed decision making. It will also discuss communicating scientific results and community based approaches for larger impact. The audiences are policy makers, scientists, practitioners and communicators.