ACCRA conference welcome, Jo Lofthouse


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Jo Lofthouse, ACCRA International Programme Coordinator, welcomes attendees to the conference in September 2011.

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ACCRA conference welcome, Jo Lofthouse

  1. 2. ACCRA <ul><li>Welcome! Bem vindos! </li></ul><ul><li>Who we are. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this discussion important? </li></ul><ul><li>Aims for the conference. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Ethiopia Uganda Mozambique
  3. 4. ACCRA– Nov 2009 to March 2014 Strategic capacity building. Government. Research and learning I ncrease governments’ and development actors’ use of evidence in designing and implementing both humanitarian and development interventions that increase poor and vulnerable communities’ capacity to adapt to climate hazards, variability and change. Local Adaptive Capacity Framework
  4. 5. Capacity Building
  5. 6. Research
  6. 7. Local Adaptive Capacity Framework
  7. 8. Why is this discussion important?   <ul><li>Change is a constant in the lives of rural people in Africa. Climate change adds an additional layer of complexity. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change affects people both directly (rainfall, temperature) and indirectly, by exacerbating other changes. These too are constantly changing, magnifying the uncertainty of the effects of climate change. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for uncertainty has always been a challenge: how to factor in climate change? </li></ul><ul><li>Existing development interventions may be supporting communities to adapt to climate change: ACCRA has sought to understand how. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Discuss and identify common challenges posed by CC. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify common solutions ‘next steps’, including how to work on cross-cutting issues. Sharing info across countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the work of ACCRA and other players to feed into the identification on problems and recommendations for next steps/solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how to scale up climate change adaptation work both nationally and in the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Build networks across the region – colleagues grappling with similar issues. </li></ul>Aims of the conference
  9. 10. <ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>Opening and introduction to issues (government perspectives). </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge fair – actors working on these issues. </li></ul><ul><li>ACCRA research findings and their meaning in-country. </li></ul><ul><li>WWF film and dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday and Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions in groups: next steps and the way forward. Exchange of views and info across region. </li></ul>
  10. 11. This session: perspectives on challenge of climate change: <ul><li>Opening – Hon. Minister for Local Government, Adolf Mwesige, Government of Uganda. </li></ul><ul><li>Hon. Musa Ecweru – Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Management, Government of Uganda. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Berhanu Ayalew, Head of the Office of the Director General, environmental Protection Authority, Government of Ethiopia. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Fernando Tavares Caniua, Department Chief, Natural Resources Management, Ministry of Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Government of Mozambique. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>