Adaptation Practitioners Days
Scheduled in parallel with the eighteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 18), on 1-2 December 2012, Adaptation Practitioners Days (APD) brought together Adaptation Practitioners working in the field to share experiences of concrete adaptation actions from the field, and provide answers for the question, “what is adaptation in practice?”
It featured a number of presentations that showcased experiences on the ground gained from more than 10 years of innovative adaptation financing through the Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund. Combined, the two funds have financed over $680 million for more than 160 projects in vulnerable LDCs and developing countries.
The APD event was held at the Ezdan Hotel and Suites in Doha, Qatar, and was facilitated by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and under the sponsorship of the Governments of Germany, the Gambia and Tuvalu.
Day 1: Adaptation in Africa and the Middle East
The Gambia: "Strengthening Climate Change Early Warning Systems"
Speaker - Pa Ousman Jarju [Chair, Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group]
Speaker - Aloysius M. Kamperewera [Director of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management]
Ethiopia: "Coping with Drought and Climate Change"
Speaker - Mathewos Hunde [Director of Early Warning and Response Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD)]
Tanzania: "Adaptation for Water Resources Management in the Pangani River Basin"
Speaker - Richard Muyungi [Chair, Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)]
Speaker - Rachid Firadi [Director of the International Cooperation Division]
Speaker - Ibrahim El-Shenawy [Director of Coastal Research Institute (CoRI) - Egypt)]
Speaker - Dini Abdallah Omar [Secretary General, Ministry of Housing and Environment - Djibouti]
Speaker - Rose Mukankomeje [Director General - Rwanda Environment Management Authority]
Day 1: Adaptation in Asia
Regional: "Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)"
Speaker - Kyaw Win [Principle Engineer, Land & Water Resource Management Division, Ministry of Primary Industries – Fiji Islands]
Speaker - Paramesh Nandy [Project Manager, UNDP-BD Project of Ministry of Environment and Forests – Bangladesh]
Speaker - Sum Thy [Director of Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment]
Speaker - Venkata Govardhan Das Samala [Project Manager, Strategic Pilot on Adaptation to Climate Change (SPACC) Project]
Day 2: Adaptation in Development Sectors - Food Security and Water Resource Management
Speaker - Safi Solange [Climate Advisor, Niger National Council on Environment for Sustainable Development]
Speaker - Adil Mohamed Ali [Deputy Project Manager]
Burkina Faso: “Strengthening Adaptation Capacities for Agriculture”
Speakers - Alain Ky-Zerbo and Dieudonné Damiba [Project Coordinators]
Zimbabwe: "Coping with Drought and Climate Change"
Speaker - Aaron Chigona [Director of Environmental Management Services, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Management]
Speaker - Denis Sombi Lansana [Climate Change and Environment Officer]
Speaker - Mohamed Soumare [National Project Coordinator]
Day 2: Adaptation in Development Sectors – Disaster Risk Management, Coastal Zone Management and Health
Speaker - Riccardo Ciccozzi [Head of Business Development, Europa Re]
Sao Tome and Principe: “Adaptation to Climate Change for Vulnerable Coastal Communities”
Speaker - Adérito Santana [Climate Change Focal Point for Sao Tome and Principe]