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ICIMOD at Adaptation Futures 2018

Dialogues for Solution


Adaptation and Resilience Building, River Basins and Cryosphere, HI-AWARE


Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Date & Time

19 June 2018 to 21 June 2018


Debabrat Sukla

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will participate in the Fifth Adaptation Futures 2018 in Cape Town, on 19–21 June 2018. Building on the legacy and key messages that emerged from the previous conferences, the event will aim to facilitate dialogues for solutions between key actors from diverse perspectives and regions.

Together with GRID-Arendal and UN Environment, ICIMOD will co-organize Mountain Adaptation Solutions Café on 21 June. In a world café format, the session will focus on how solutions can be structured and/or developed to be scaled up across mountain regions.

Under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) consortium, the Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research initiative will participate in a number of sessions highlighting the culmination of research over the past five years. Focusing on themes of climate change, adaptation, and resilience building, HI-AWARE is set to take part in a number of panel discussions on the complexities of climate change faced by vulnerable communities residing in the Indus, Ganges, Gandaki, and Teesta river basins. In addition to sharing results on bio-physical scenarios that will impact climate trends in the HKH, HI-AWARE will also emphasize value addition, exploring how knowledge co-production and research-into-use can interact to result in research findings with contextual relevance in a rapidly changing South Asia.

Additionally, ICIMOD experts will present and facilitate sessions on adaptation and development, South- South and South-North knowledge and learning, interaction of climate adaptation with 21st century challenges, modes of collaboration, knowledge co-production and research into use, financing of adaptation and climate resilient development, and learning by doing.

Information on the Sessions

Date: 19 June 2018

Time Session Name Contact
11:30 AM – 01:15 PM S54: Embracing Complexity: The Challenges of Measuring and Defining Adaptation Success (CARIAA, Colorado University, and FAO) , and 
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM S11: Migration and Displacement in Climate Hotspots: Adaptation or Loss and Damage?
04:30 PM – 06:15 PM S60: Mapping the Frontiers of Adaptation Research and Practice Georgina Cundill Kemp (IDRC)

Date: 20 June 2018

Time Session Name Contact
9:15 AM – 11:00 PM S82: Hotspots 2.0: Innovation for Climate Resilient Development
9:15 AM – 11:00 PM S64: What enables adaptation of women in climate hotspots?
9:15 AM – 11:00 AM S340: Adaptation to Global Environmental Changes in the Mountains of South Asia – the Role of Migration at Household Levels
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM S200: Evidence-based Guiding Principles for Developing Adaptation Pathways in the Context of Development
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM S21: Climate Resilience Finance Metrics
04:30 PM – 06:15 PM S195: Research for Impact: Dynamic Approaches, Experiences, and Lessons on Research Uptake
04:30 PM – 06:15 PM S234: Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation and DRR (CSCCCC), Summary of the session

Date: 21 June 2018

Time Session Name Contact
9:15 AM – 11:00 PM S16: Advance Effectiveness and Unleash Potential (GCECA)
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM S142: Financing Adaptation and Building Resilience (IDRC)
11:30 AM – 01:15 PM S76: Mountain Adaptation Solutions Café (UNEP)
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM S17: So Your Research has no Impact…? Participatory Theatre can get you There!


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