The Global Initiative on Community-Based Adaptation (GICBA) is an open platform aiming to sharing and learning between all organisations (and individuals) working on community-based adaptation to climate change. GICBA is totally free to join, open to anyone, and is a virtual network to enable sharing of project experiences, tools and methods and to catalyse discussion around important issues.
Aims of the platform
- Collective thinking and engagement around Community-Based Adaptation
- Generate and share evidence based research and experience
- Create a community of practice with strong learning elements through the Community based adaptation exchange (CBAX).
- Support the series of International Conferences on CBA to climate change.
- Strengthen capacity of all stakeholders to design, implement and scale up CBA
Guidance - How do I join in?
- You can add your project to the CBA Adaptation Layer by filling in this short form.
- You can also add your Case Study - click the link for guidance.
- If you have an article or report to share, you can add a longer Article - click the link for guidance.
You can also view downscaled climate station data on the Adaptation Layer here.
Conference on community-based adaptation
GICBA organises regular international conferences on community-based adaptation in order to bring a wide range of people together to share current thinking on CBA.
Registration for the 11th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to climate change (CBA11) is now open. CBA11 will take place in Kampala, Uganda on 22-29th June 2017 with the theme: 'Harnessing natural resources and ecosystems for adaptation'. The conference will be hosted by the Government of Uganda and organised by IIED, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), the Makerere University Center for Climate Change Research and Innovations (MAK) and the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment.
The 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA10) took place from 21-28 April 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The theme of the conference, which was in association with the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), was 'Enhancing urban community resilience'.
Find out what happened at CBA10, including videos of interviews, speeches and daily round-ups of the conference:
The 9th conference on community-based adaptation (CBA9) took place in Nairobi from the 24th-30th April 2015.
The conference showed there are different ways of measuring the success of community-based adaptation, and underlined that effective evaluation considers the perspective of both donors and receipients. Head to the IIED conference site for the full schedule and more outputs!
You can download the CBA9 Conference Proceedings by clicking on this link.
For a full list of previous conferences, including presentations and video clips, please have a look at the IIED conference archive.