Monday, October 31, 2011
Confab on climate change adaptation adaptation
HA NOI — The 6th international conference on community-based adaptation to climate change will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Ha Noi on April 16-21 of next year, the ministry announced on Tuesday.
The conference would bring together stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of community-based adaptation, including planning and practices from different parts of the developing world, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dao Xuan Hoc.
It was hoped that the event would enhance the capacity of practitioners to help those most vulnerable to climate change improve their livelihoods by disseminating lessons learned through workshops and conference proceedings, Hoc said.
The agenda would include a three-day field trip to community-based projects in different ecosystems in Viet Nam, followed by another three days of interactive discussions.
The conference would be open to anyone interested in community-based adaptation, including policymakers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), research and policy institutes and government officials.
The event's other organisers include the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the International Institute for Environment and Development, the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies and related NGOs.
The conference was expected to draw 300 participants, with at least 250 from outside Viet Nam. Last year's conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, drew the participation of 400 from around the world. — VNS