• 01
    Apr
    2014
  • 04
    Apr
    2014
Expert meeting
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

Time:

09:00 - 18:30

Venue:

Bonn

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

Report of the meeting

Agenda 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 programmeSBSTA 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?

Scoping paper 

Practical information

Information for participants

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

Joint meeting of the Adaptation Committee and the Nairobi Work Programme (Part I)

Day 1, Session 2 - Sharing of experiences

Name

Affiliation

Presentation

Mr. James Ford

McGill University

The Role of Traditional Knowledge in Adaptation: An Arctic Example

"Nunamin Illihakvia: Learning from the Land" (video by Ulukhaktok Community Corporation project)

Ms. Thingreiphi Lungharwo

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Assessment in North East India

Mr. Winston Simpson

Rural Agricultural Development Authority, Jamaica 

Indigenous Technological Knowledge

Day 2, Session 4 - Good practices and tools

Name

Affiliation

Presentation

Ms. Eileen L. Shea

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

Partnerships and Practices for Place-based Problem Solving in Climate Adaptation and Resilience 

Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC), Chad

Pastoralism Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Future 

Ms. Neera Shrestha Pradhan

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Integrating Local Knowledge in Adaptation Planning 

Day 3, Session 1 - Introduction

Name

Affiliation

Presentation

OXFAM

 

Sisters on the Planet: Carteret Islands (video by Oxfam New Zealand)

Ms. Rojina Manandhar

UNFCCC

Joint meeting of the Adaptation Committee and the Nairobi Work Programme (Part II) 

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

Gendered Landscapes, Gender Roles, Gendered Practice: Building Resilience in Pacific Islands 

Ms. Agnes Ntikaampi Leina

IPACC

The Value of Gender and ITK for Climate Change Adaptation 

Day 4, Session 4 - Good practices and tools

Name

Affiliation

Presentation

Ms. Diane McFadzien

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP)

Lessons learned through the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project 

Ms. Lorena Aguilar

IUCN

Countries Making a Difference Through Gender-Responsive Climate Change Frameworks 

Ms. Agnes Otzelberger

CARE International

Using what is there:
Combining gender / social analysis and community-based adaptation tools
 

Language:

English
Mandated event