Back to events

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

In Ottawa and online

February 8, 2024

About

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.

 

Agenda

Introduction and Keynote Speech

3–3:20 p.m.

IUCN

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

IUCN

CoP Steering Committee