Understanding the barriers and challenges faced by local staff in adhering to the principles of locally led adaptation
From 9:00-10:00 AM on 3rd November
Islamic Relief are in the forefront of capacity building and support to the most vulnerable and marginalised people in some of the most neglected and climate affected places on earth. This short presentation will discuss the barriers and challenges faced by local staff in adhering to the principles of locally led adaptation.
by Islamic Relief
Senior Policy Advisor for Poverty Reduction, Islamic Relief
Jamie Williams is Senior Policy Advisor for Poverty Reduction for Islamic Relief Worldwide where he leads on the technical aspects of action on climate change. Current chair of the COP26 Friends Adaptation Loss & Damage group, he is a member of the CAN UK Adaptation and Resilience and CAN International Adaptation Loss and Damage working groups. He is an expert reviewer of the IPCC AR6 on the effects and mitigation of climate change. In the last year he has published a chapter on Islamic environmentalism and Muslim FBOs in Islam and International Development Insights for working with Muslim communities, the Islamic Relief’s report Adapting for Climate Justice, and the lead article in Humanitarian action in the era of climate change for EU-Voice.
Shahin Ashraf MBE
Shahin Ashraf MBE
Head of Global Advocacy, Islamic Relief
Shahin Ashraf MBE is a highly experienced strategic, civil society leader with over 25 years’ experience in some of the most dynamic humanitarian, development and civil society organisations within the UK, USA and South Asia. Shahin comes with a wealth of knowledge on Gender, Faith, Civil Society, resilience and integration. Shahin is pioneering female founder of Islamic Relief USA. Shahin, is currently the Head of Global Advocacy at Islamic Relief Worldwide, leading on the organisations key Advocacy strategies on Gender, Climate Change, and Refugees. She has previously managed, directed and co-created faith-based organisations focusing on women, refugees to disability rights, targeting minority communities in the UK as well as the US. Shahin was recently elected and serves as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Admin Committee on the Board of ICVA, based in Geneva. She is also a Board Member for World Humanitarian Action Forum, which aims to build encourage effective collaboration with Global south and Global North actors. In 2019, Shahin was elected to political office as a councillor for the Green Party and holds two portfolios, Governance and Education, she is currently the opposition Cabinet spokeswoman on Children Services. Her outstanding contribution was recognised by the Queen and she was awarded MBE for services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion.
Mental Health Director for CBM Global, and Assistant Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Nouhad Awwad is the Ummah for Earth project campaigner at Greenpeace-MENA. She holds a BSc. in environmental health and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in environmental policy planning from the American University of Beirut. Nouhad is an online and offline environmental activist actively working on numerous grassroots campaigns for climate action (SDG13). After the adoption of Agenda 2030, Nouhad started working to achieve sustainable development goals. In 2018, she was elected as SDG8 focal point in the Arab world for UNMGCY. Since 2017, she has been SDGs ambassador for the Arab youth sustainable development network. Nouhad works on interreligious and intercultural dialogue in the MENA region and tries to achieve SDG16 by planning and contributing to peacebuilding activities in the region. Nouhad was part of the Lebanese official delegation to COP21 and COP22 and attended COP23, COP24, and COP25 as an observer. She had attended the Climate Chance Conference in Agadir as a keynote speaker and participated as COY12, COY13, and COY14. She was elected as YOUNGO focal point for 2017 in which she works to empower young people to have a voice at UNFCCC conferences, as well as to promote youth participation in climate change projects at the local and national levels. Nouhad likes to identify herself as a climate activist.
Local Adaptation Plans: Increasing impact, improving national / global policy and practice
From 10:30-11:30 AM on 3rd November
This LLATalk will showcase effective Bangladesh local adaption model and the importance of linking local to global. It will also aim to demonstrate that locally led adaptation processes can effectively inform national and global policy and practice – resulting in better climate adaptation outcomes.
The event will draw on the expertise and mutually reinforcing components of PROKAS partners’ activities to demonstrate that locally led adaptation processes can effectively inform national and global policy and practice – resulting in better climate adaptation outcomes.
Rural and Indigenous Women connected to tackle climate change : the challenges of Latin American Biomes to develop local solutions
From 12:00-1:00 PM on 3rd November
Two inspiring women meet to share their stories in promoting locally-led adaptation.
In the region of the American Gran Chaco (Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay), 5000 indigenous and peasant women struggle to overcome the barriers they constantly face in order to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Through Nanum Mujeres Conectadas, 40 women's organizations are transforming their communities into local innovation companies, ensuring access to the internet and training in digital tools. By improving access to climate information, creating territorial early warning systems they can access markets and investments for the adaptation of their production systems and thus developing resilience (principles 2, 4 and 8).
In the Brazilian Amazon, indigenous people and youth are engaging in advocacy and legal approaches to defend their territories. The Rondonia Indigenous Youth movement strengthens the role of the next generation of indigenous leaders (principles 1, 2 and 8).
This session aims at giving visibility and open reflection on the challenges to ensure ownership for local communities to participate in the design of climate change policies in their country.
by AVINA Nanum Women with
Fundación Avina, Fundación Gran Chaco, Nativa, Sunu and the Inter American Development Bank Lab (BID Labl)
Fabiana Menna is the first speaker for this session.
Txai Surui is the second speaker for this session.
We're hosting a series of #LLATalks at the #LLAHub to highlight the big issues and underline why adaptation needs to start at the local level for inclusive and transformative adaptation.
The LLA HUB is sponsored by the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility to advance the case for Locally Led Adaptation at COP26 and raise ambition for increased finance, action and results for adaptation that puts communities first. The LLA Hub space brings the LoCAL Facility together with IIED and WRI to raise awareness of the 8 Principles for Locally Led Adaptation.
Where to find us @COP26?
The LLA Hub is an open event space in the Blue Zone of the COP26 exhibition space in Hall 4.
The LLA HUB is open from the 1st to the 12th November 2021.
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