March, 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mainstreaming into Local Government


Bangladesh is hosting international CBA conference in every two years to present and scale up the CBA practices to the global audiences, practitioners and policy makers. Likewise, CBA conference will work as the vehicle to communicate the best applicable practices of CBA to the different regions of the country. In Bangladesh, a large number of CBA programmes, projects and research are being implementing and some of which get enough credentials to implement other parts of the country. However, lack of operational coverage of the implementing agencies, CBA projects cannot be replicated in other regions. The conference will provide the opportunity for different organizations to exchange best practices. Recognizing this growing interests and potentiality of CBA, Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB) is going to organize 1st national CBA conference in Bangladesh.

National CBA Conference Climate Change will be an annual event on Community Based Adaptation in Bangladesh. The conference is the national part of the international CBA conference. The goal of the national CBA conference is to share the latest developments in adaptation planning and practices, priority sectors and measures at different levels, and dissemination of knowledge among stakeholders and communities.

? Bring together stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss knowledge of CBA
? Capture the latest learning of CBA
? Enhance the capacity of the most vulnerable groups
? Disseminate the lessons learnt from the conference


? Scaling up Community-based adaptation
? Water resources
? Biodiversity and forests
? Coastal zones, drought prone areas, mountainous areas, floodplains and Urban areas
? Food and agriculture
? Human health
? Disaster risk reduction/management
? Vulnerable communities (including indigenous people)
? Monitoring, evaluation and tools
? Economics
? Information, knowledge, education and awareness



Abstract submission: 31st of December 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 15th January 2011
Paper Submission: 30th February 2012
Presentation Submission: 3rd March 2012
Conference: March 2012 (exact dates to be confirmed)


Place: Dhaka

Participants & Abstracts:

The workshop is open to anyone interested in community-based adaptation: including policymakers, non-governmental organisations, research and policy institutes, academics, and practitioners with a particular focus on grassroots projects and adaptation work. The conference strongly encourages Bangladesh nationals, however, international participants will also be considered.

Attendance is limited to 250 participants. Interested participants should send an abstract (maximum 250 words) on the following themes:

  • CBA and Agriculture
  • CBA and Institutions
  • CBA Monitoring
  • CBA and Livelihood, Health and Watsan
  • CBA and Disaster Risk Reduction and
  • CBA communications


Title (15 words):
Name &Contact Address of the author (s):
Abstract (250 words maximum):
Keywords (5 Maximum):

Please send your abstract to
stating the ?NCBA abstract submission + (paper title)? in the subject line


In parallel with the conference, CBA fair will take place in venue. Researchers,
NGOs, Donors are invited to book their stall in the fair to demonstrate their activities
and project related to climate change adaptation . Please contact

with for more information or book your place at the fair

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