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International Conference on Scaling Up Good Adaptation Practices

The adverse effects of climate variations and climate change have a significant bearing on developing countries. A growing body of evidence from across the world suggests that appropriate adaptation choices can help manage climate risks effectively. Although climate change response strategies are being planned at various scales, adaptation initiatives tend to be implemented as stand-alone and short-term projects. This is partly because there is a limited knowledge on what constitutes good adaptation practice and how it can be scaled to benefit more people.

For adaptation to be successful and to scale adaptation projects, it is important that the indicators of good adaptation practice, pathways to scaling, and the enabling factors and the barriers to scaling adaptation projects are well understood. The Global Programme on Climate Change (GPCC) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is supporting an initiative on 'Scaling up good adaptation practices' in India in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR).

Objectives of the Conference

  • To share the latest thinking on scaling good adaptation practices through the launch of WRI’s “Scaling Up Good Adaptation Practices in Rainfed Agricultural Regions of India” report.
  • To learn about scaling good adaptation practices across Africa and Asia by inviting adaptation experts from these regions to speak at the conference.
  • To discuss ways forward to scale good adaptation practices in the future.

Conference Program – Overview

Day 1: August 24, 2015

9:00am – 9:30am Registration

9:30am – 10:00am Session I: Setting the Stage on Scaling Adaptation

10:00am – 11:00am Session II: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Resilience: Where Do We Stand With These Concepts?

11am – 11:30am Morning Tea Break

11:30am – 1pm Session III: Framework for Scaling Adaptation Activities

1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm – 3:30pm Session IV: Strategies for Scaling Pilot Adaptation Projects

3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm Session V: Moving Beyond Pilots

5:00 – 5:30pm Wrap Up and Plans for Day 2

Day 2: August 25, 2015

9:00am – 9:30am Recap of Day 1

9:30am – 11:00am Session VI: Perspectives on Tracking the Scaling Progress

11:00 – 11:30am Morning Tea Break

11:30am – 1pm Session VII: Policies that Enable Scaling

1pm – 2pm Lunch

2pm – 3:30pm Session VIII: Knowledge Networks, Sharing Lessons, and South-South Partnerships

3:30-4:30pm Closing Plenary Session

If you have any questions, please contact Namrata Ginoya at

Register to attend HERE

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