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Integrating ecosystem- and community-based adaptation

Ecosystem- and community- based both have valuable benefits, but are often used in isolation.This article describes lessons learned from the integration of both approaches in the EcoAdapt project.

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Community Resilience Assessment and Action Handbook

A handbook developed to assess the the underlying drivers of vulnerability in communities and what kinds of climate extremes and disasters (e.g. rapid or slow onset) communities are exposed to.

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Building the case for canoes

A pilot project using the BRACED Handbook, this case study describes the natural disasters being experienced in the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar and the community led interventions being implemented.

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Gender and Resilience

Individual, household and community resilience to climate extremes and disasters depend on the local context and the extent to which agencies address existing social dynamics and power relations.

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The role of community-based natural resource management in climate change adaptation in Ethiopia

Describes the methodology developed to assess what role selected community-based/participatory natural resource management initiatives have in climate change adaptation.

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Mainstreaming community-based adaptation into national and local planning

This article was part of the Special Issue in Climate and Development journal.

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Learning from farmers

This paper underscores how measures to increase climate change resilience must view food, energy, water and waste management systems as interconnected and mutually dependent. 

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Building Resilience Together

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conference 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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Smartphone monitoring system in agroforestry project

Plant your future aims to empower farmers in the Amazon to transition out of poverty through agroforestry. This case study describes a smartphone based system to monitor their restoration activities

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CBA9 Conference Proceedings

The 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015. These are the conference proceedings.

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Kazakhstan's local farmers adapt to climate aridity

Akmola Oblast is the nation’s agricultural center, but its fragile steppe ecosystem is subject to harsh weather conditions exacerbated by climate change and threatening local economy.

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A holistic approach to community-based adaptation in Namibia

Namibia is plagued with a dry climate and poor soils and the country’s small-scale farmers produce the lowest agricultural yields in the world.  Climate change exacerbates these realities.

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Coping with Climate Risks by Empowering Women in Bangladesh's coastal areas

Climate change impacts are degrading Bangladesh’s large water bodies & wetlands that its poor communities rely on to support their livelihoods.

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Sri Lanka’s Serupitiya village adapts to climate change

Climate change impacts Sri Lanka’s high agro-ecological diversity, threatening agriculture:  a dominant economic sector and the source of livelihoods for many communities.  

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Communities in Jamaica adopt rainwater harvesting to cope with water scarcity

Jamaica's Pleasant Valley and White Chapel towns are nationally-recognized hotspots.  Irregular rainfall and rising temperatures lead to water scarcity and crop failure.

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Estudio de la historia del paisaje en la región de la Araucanía

Este documento recopila el análisis histórico de los cambios producidos en los paisajes de las comunas de Curacautín y Lonquimay, región de La Araucanía, Chile, en el periodo de 1850 -2013. 

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Everyday Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Read here about Frontline: A programme that uniquely finds out from local people what threats they face.

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Gender and Vulnerable Groups

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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ASSESSING ADAPTATION THROUGH A GENDER LENS

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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Cost effectiveness of Payments for Watershed Services

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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Does Adaptation Lead to Development? - Pakistan

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conferance 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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Does Adaptation lead to Development? - Ethiopia

This poster is one of the posters featured at the CBA9 conferance 2015. For more information about CBA9, visit: www.cba9.org.

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Mainstreaming the Use of Climate Data by Smallholder Farmers in Zimbabwe

Climate change in Zimbabwe is reinforcing a negative seasonal cycle of increasing vulnerability - but use of climate information by small-holder farmers has been limited.

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Community based conflict reduction and peace building in Kebkabiya, North Darfur

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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