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Joint meeting of the Adaptation Committee and the Nairobi work programme: Available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, needs of local and indigenous communities, and the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation

 
Bonn, Germany
1-4 April 2014


pdf-icon Agenda (184 kB) of the meeting
 


Background
 

The Adaptation Committee (AC), in its three year workplan (approved at COP18) agreed to convene a workshop on best practices and needs of local and indigenous communities with input from and the participation of relevant bodies and programmes in order to share technical adaptation-related expertise.

In context of the Nairobi work programme, SBSTA 38 requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA and in collaboration with relevant organizations, to organize a technical expert meeting, before SBSTA 40 (June 2014), on the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, and the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, with a view to developing recommendations for practitioners on the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, and the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

Following a recommendation from the AC (see report of the AC), SBSTA 39 further requested the secretariat to organize this expert meeting in conjunction with the Adaptation Committee’s workshop on best practices and needs of local and indigenous communities.

The meeting will be informed by the technical paper on the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, and the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, developed under the Nairobi work programme and made available to Parties priort to SBSTA 39.



Scope
 

The meeting will seek to address a series of questions around the two themes of the meeting:
the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices, and the application of
gender‐sensitive approaches and tools.

On the theme of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices, the meeting will focus on addressing the following questions:

  1. What are best practices, trends, needs and limitations in the use of indigenous,
    traditional and local knowledge and practices?
  2. How can indigenous, traditional and local knowledge and practices be collected,
    evaluated and disseminated for use by local, national and international adaptation
    practitioners?
  3. How can indigenous, traditional and local knowledge and practices inform
    adaptation and how can practitioners integrate indigenous, traditional and local
    knowledge with scientific knowledge in adaptation planning and implementation?
    When is it appropriate to do so?
  4. How can holders of indigenous, traditional and local knowledge and practices be
    effectively engaged in the adaptation process?

With respect to the theme of gender‐sensitive approaches and tools, the following questions will be explored:

  1. What gender‐sensitive tools and approaches exist at different levels and sectors
    to support the understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and
    adaptation to climate change?
  2. How can information on approaches and tools be collected, evaluated and
    disseminated for use by local, national and international adaptation
    practitioners?
  3. How can gender‐sensitive approaches and tools inform adaptation and how can
    practitioners integrate gender‐sensitive approaches and tools in understanding
    and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change? When is
    it appropriate to do so?
  4. How can adaptation practitioners best apply gender‐sensitive approaches and
    tools across adaptation process and ensure that adaptation initiatives are
    gender‐sensitive?

pdf-icon Scoping paper (525 kB)



Practical information
 

pdf-icon Information for participants (136 kB)



Documentation

Information provided by participants highlighting different experiences in applying local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices in adaptation.

Information highlighting different experience in applying gender‐sensitive approaches and tools in the adaptation process, including the understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.


Presentations

Day 1, Session 1 - Introduction

 Name  Affiliation  Presentation
IPACC and CTA   Climate Governance (video by Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) and Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA))
Ms. Rojina Manandhar  UNFCCC pdf-icon Joint meeting of the Adaptation Committee and the Nairobi Work Programme (Part I) (434 kB)  

 

Day 1, Session 2 - Sharing of experiences

Name Affiliation
Presentation
Mr. James Ford McGill University
pdf-icon The Role of Traditional Knowledge in Adaptation: An Arctic Example (734 kB)

"Nunamin Illihakvia: Learning from the Land" (video by Ulukhaktok Community Corporation project)
Ms. Thingreiphi Lungharwo
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
pdf-icon Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Assessment in North East India (160 kB)
Mr. Winston Simpson
Rural Agricultural Development Authority, Jamaica 
pdf-icon Indigenous Technological Knowledge (1721 kB)

 

Day 2, Session 4 - Good practices and tools

Name Affiliation Presentation
Ms. Eileen L. Shea National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA pdf-icon Partnerships and Practices for Place-based Problem Solving in Climate Adaptation and Resilience (1306 kB)
Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC), Chad pdf-icon Pastoralism Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Future (1289 kB)
Ms. Neera Shrestha Pradhan International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) pdf-icon Integrating Local Knowledge in Adaptation Planning (965 kB)

 

Day 3, Session 1 - Introduction

Name Affiliation Presentation
OXFAM
Sisters on the Planet: Carteret Islands (video by Oxfam New Zealand)
Ms. Rojina Manandhar UNFCCC pdf-icon Joint meeting of the Adaptation Committee and the Nairobi Work Programme (Part II) (411 kB)

 

Day 3, Session 2 - Sharing of experiences

Name Affiliation
Presentation
Mr. Alvin Chandra Oxfam
Women Farmers of Timor Leste (video by Oxfam Australia)
Ms. Cheryl L. Anderson Social Science Research Institute, Hawaii
pdf-icon Gendered Landscapes, Gender Roles, Gendered Practice: Building Resilience in Pacific Islands (1653 kB)
Ms. Agnes Ntikaampi Leina
IPACC
pdf-icon The Value of Gender and ITK for Climate Change Adaptation (1977 kB)


Day 4, Session 4 - Good practices and tools

Name Affiliation
Presentation
Ms. Diane McFadzien Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) pdf-icon Lessons learned through the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (486 kB)
Ms. Lorena Aguilar
IUCN
pdf-icon Countries Making a Difference Through Gender-Responsive Climate Change Frameworks (2594 kB)
Ms. Agnes Otzelberger CARE International pdf-icon Using what is there:
Combining gender / social analysis and community-based adaptation tools
(1147 kB)
Relevant UNFCCC resources
 
Relevant Links

AC three year workplan

Workshops and meetings undertaken under the Nairobi work programme

Knowledge resources and publications developed under the Nairobi work programme