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NOVEMBER 11th


Enhancing climate resilience for LDCs and SIDS through space data, finance mechanisms and partnerships

LLA HUB 11th November

From 11:30-12:45 PM (GMT) on 11th November

@Clyde Auditorium

The event will explore how space data, participatory planning tools, and innovative finance mechanisms can provide innovative solutions for LDCs, SIDS and African nations to build and implement climate adaption plans that meet the needs of vulnerable communities. It will also bring High-Level officials to provide political guidance and leadership for the efforts on locally-led and risk-informed adaptation in vulnerable countries particularly, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and African countries.
Adaptation solutions with greater chances of achieving impact at scale are those grounded on solid and science-based evidences, which use satellite-based EO data and participatory planning tools, and built on country-based finance mechanisms that are aligned with country systems as well as the Paris Agreement.

by the LoCAL Facility UNCDF and UNITAR

Speakers:

“Moderator"

Mr. David Jackson

Mr. David Jackson

Local Transformative Finance Practice Director

David Jackson, a British national, has over 30 years of experience in Local Development. He started his career as an urban planner in London in 1980s and later on ran a consulting company supporting local development in over 10 African and Asian countries. The beginning of his career at UNCDF was in the 1990s in Mozambique, where he designed and piloted a national system of local government finance for capital investment that was taken to scale by government. Since 2006, he worked as Decentralisation Advisor to the Government of Indonesia and UNDP. In 2009, he became Head of UNCDF Asia and Pacific office where he designed the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, a global mechanism that enables local governments in the least developed countries to access climate finance for resilient investments. In May 2013, he was appointed Director of UNCDF’s Local Development Finance Practice in New York. In this position he manages portfolio of local development finance programmes with a focus on fiscal decentralization, infrastructure development, climate resilience grants, municipal finance and private sector investments.

Keynote Speaker

H.E. Nancy Tembo

H.E. Nancy Tembo

Minister for Forestry and Natural Resources in Malawi

H.E. Nancy Tembo is the keynote speaker for this session.

Speaker 1

Dr. Einar Bjørgo

Dr. Einar Bjørgo

Director of UN Satellite Centre (UNOSAT), United Nations Institute Training and Research (UNITAR)

Dr. Einar Bjørgo is a key speaker for this session.

Speaker 2

Ms. Fruzsina Straus

Ms. Fruzsina Straus

UN-Habitat Programme Management Officer and Project Manager of the City Resilience Action Planning Tool

Ms. Fruzsina Straus is a key speaker for this session.

Speaker 3

Hon. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay

Hon. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay

Mayor of Makati City, Philippines

Hon. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay is a key speaker for this session.

Speaker 4

Mr. Alpha A.K. Jallow

Mr. Alpha A.K. Jallow

Director, Climate Secretariat, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, The Gambia

Mr. Alpha A.K. Jallow is a key speaker for this session.

Watch live on Youtube

Advancing gender responsive, child and youth participation in locally led adaptation; Spaces, Action & Voice



children climate cards on plan website

From 12:00-1:00 PM on 11th November

@the LLA HUB

Children and especially girls have a right to actively participate in and lead CCA to address climate change impacts in a gender responsive manner.
This session will prompt cross-sectoral, inter-generational and inclusive discussion on approaches to ensure children and youth can meaningfully participate and act on climate change adaptation. This will include an opportunity to explore and experience resources, and methodologies, as well as engaging in dialogue on how to create formal spaces at local, national, and global level. The conversation will include loss and damage acknowledging Vanessa Nakate’s powerful words at youth COP. Specifically, the ‘Children’s Climate Cards’ -a new resource endorsed by the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition- will be launched; promoting their roll out across the world to inspire a global ‘children’s call for climate action’ ready to present at the UNDRR global platform, May 2022.

by PLAN Intl.

Read more and get the climate cards here! Watch Live

Can renewable energy be the catalyst of community owned sustainable agriculture?



practical action website

From 2:00-3:00 PM (GMT) on 11th November

@the LLA HUB


A ‘hard talk’ interview between Maria Goss of Practical Action Zimbabwe and George Williams of Practical Action UK. Maria will make the case that community led sustainable (or regenerative) farming should be the starting point for the use of renewable energy in agriculture, and explain how Locally Led Adaptation can avoid maladaptation and deliver agriculture that works for everyone.

by Practical Action

Speakers:

Speaker 1

Ms. Maria Goss

Ms. Maria Goss

Practical Action Zimbabwe

Ms. Maria Goss will be a key speaker for this hard talk

Speaker 2

Mr. George Williams

Mr. George Williams

Practical Action UK.

Mr. George Williams will be a key speaker for this hard talk

Read more Watch Live

Plinth as a tool of locally led adaptation for supporting the climate displacement communities



friendship ngo article

From 3:30-4:30 PM (GMT) on 11th November

@the LLA HUB

Friendship builds plinths (flood shelters) for the river island people in Northern part of the country. The plinth is an 8 to 12 feel elevated oval-shape ground. The purpose is to accommodate 30 families, internally-displaced due to river erosion, to stay at the plinth over the year, and during floods around 120-200 people and cattle are getting accommodated. They have proper water and sanitation facilities during floods. The materials for constructing the plinth are locally available, such as mud, sand, and grass. Members of the communities appreciate the idea of a plinth. Through this plinth, Friendship addresses different principles of locally led adaptation.

by Friendship NGO

Speakers:

Speaker 1

Runa Khan

Runa Khan

Founder

Runa Khan is the Founder of Friendship, an International Social Purpose Organization serving over 7 million climate migrants annually, with an integrated solution approach for 20 years, helping them transform their lives by bringing to them opportunity, dignity, and hope. She has received numerous awards including, Rolex Award for Entrepreneurship, Ashoka fellowship, Schwab Social Entrepreneurship Award. She is a Board / Advisory member of various International Committees, including Global Dignity, British Asian Trust BD and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award BD.

Speaker 2

Kazi Amdadul Hoque

Kazi Amdadul Hoque

Director of Strategic Planning

Kazi Amdadul Hoque is a Bangladeshi environmental activist, currently working as a senior Director of Strategic Planning and the Head of Climate Action at Friendship NGO. He is prominent in increasing community capacity, connecting basic services to climate victims with a focus on environmentally sustainable practices. He is also a media advocate who contributes to raising mass awareness for decreasing climate effects in the country and around the globe.

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Integrated locally led livelihood improvement project: “TUJIINUE TENA”

PACJA website

5:00-6:00 PM

11th November

The Tujiinue Tena project is a locally lead initiative aiming at building the resilience of communities affected by the climate crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. The presentation calls for accelerated and ambitious LLA action and to ensure the collective efforts around LLA informs and influences COP26 outcomes

by PACJA Kenya

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