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Toward Locally Led Adaptation

March 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Toward Locally Led Adaptation: Fusion of Local and Scientific Knowledge and the Role of Universities in Strengthening Community Resilience

Date: 10 March 2021

Time: 14:00-15:30 (GMT+7)
Where: Online


Against the backdrop of the current disconnect between local efforts and national frameworks and the urgency for locally led adaptation, the session will discuss the importance of fusing traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge, and of translating highly technical climate data and information into meaningful and simple user-friendly climate services products for local communities. A gender balanced panel representing different sub-regions of the Asia-Pacific and local level will highlight the gaps and challenges in doing so and suggest the steps forward to bring this into action. Finally, the panel will explore what role universities, given their multi-and-interdisciplinary pool of expertise and their connection with field-based research, can play in building the capacity of local stakeholders to enable them as leaders of ‘locally led adaptation’ in strengthening community resilience. The session will be followed by an open discussion with the audience to bring in their perspectives and ideas.
Prof. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD
Ms. Ugyen Yangchen, Lecturer, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
Hon. Sci. Dpl. Glenn Banaguas, Founder and President, Environmental and Climate Change Research Institute (ECCRI), & Vice President, StatWeather Institute, Philippines
Dr. Joel Rogers, Noam Chomsky Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, & Chair, Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities– Network (EPIC-N), USA
Ms. Siosinamele Lui, COSPPac Climate Traditional Knowledge Officer, Climate Change Resilience Pogramme, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), Samoa
Run of show
Introduction and welcome (5 min)
Panel discussion (45 min)
QA/Audience-panelists open discussion (20 min)
Closing remarks (5 min)