ACCRA Conference wrap-up Sept 2011

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Wrap-up of issues to take forward from the ACCRA conference, Jo Lofthouse, ACCRA International Programme Coordinator.

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ACCRA Conference wrap-up Sept 2011

  1. 1. Wrap up ACCRA regional conference, 28 September 2011
  2. 2. Recap of aims <ul><li>Discuss important issue which we’re all grappling with. </li></ul><ul><li>Role of government and partners. Ways forward. </li></ul><ul><li>ACCRA findings. </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange between countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overarching themes <ul><li>Underlines nature of challenge – development already difficult, climate change exacerbating. </li></ul><ul><li>CC issues interlinked with all others – cannot be easily separated out. Adaptive Capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at innovation in a different way. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions – need to remember informal institutions, ‘rules of the game’. </li></ul><ul><li>Information – not just transmitting it – do people have the agency to use it? Transformation of info into knowledge, including for ACCRA report. </li></ul><ul><li>Learnings from other countries: sharing experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities for all actors to take learnings forward. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Countries taking this work forward – common themes 1
  5. 5. Countries taking this work forward – common themes 2
  6. 6. ACCRA phase 2 <ul><li>Remit of ACCRA, government and ACCRA members/other development partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Research, capacity building: commitment with DFID. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for phase 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research: focus on particular characteristics? Urban? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building: build on this. Still focused on local and national. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Next steps <ul><li>Meeting on Friday with coordinators. </li></ul><ul><li>Programme memorandum in October. Consultation with partners in-country. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 from November 2011. </li></ul>

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