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International Development Week | Empowering Communities Through Nature-Based Solutions for Adaptation

In Ottawa and online

February 8, 2024


During International Development Week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice (CoP) organized a hybrid event on empowering communities through nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate adaptation. By showcasing successful case studies and innovative practices, this event aimed to promote knowledge sharing among experts and practitioners while encouraging collaboration and networking.

Read the summary of the Community of Practice session.


Introduction and Keynote Speech

3–3:20 p.m.


CoP Steering Committee


Nature-Based Solutions Insights

3:20–3:40 p.m.

Indigenous Peoples and local communities – Why the distinction is important, by Kelsey Scarfone, Métis National Council


Community Engagement: Experiences and best practices

3:40–4:45 p.m.

Towards Holistic Resilience in Vulnerable Environments by Aaron Brown, ACTED


Climate Resilience Community Village Plans – Lessons from Sudan by Alessia Marazzi, International Fund for Agricultural Development


Formulating a CR-CVP – Lessons from Brazil by Alexandra Teixeira, International Fund for Agricultural Development


Community Engagement Experiences & Best Practice: Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration, by Annick Gillard-Bailetti, Plan Canada


Key Takeaways and Closing Remarks

4:45–5 p.m.

Global Affairs Canada


CoP Steering Committee