Topic 1: Adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises

On 14 October 2021, ICVA-PHAP held the 1st Topic Adapting to the impacts of the climate and environment crises, as part the Learning Series on Climate Change in Humanitarian Action - The Climate Charter a Practical Guide. See below for more information on the webinar.

 

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You can listen to the PODCAST here.

 

We are already witnessing how climate and environmental crises disproportionately impact communities in vulnerable contexts and situations, and regardless of what we do, these impacts will not disappear overnight.

Commitments #1 of the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations calls on us to “Step up our response to growing humanitarian needs and help people to adapt to impacts of the climate and environmental crises”. It focuses on how we use climate change adaptation (CCA) methods, disaster risk reduction (DDR) in our programming, anticipatory action to adapt our programs to better support and strengthen people’s resilience to current and future climate and environmental risks.

Many NGOs are already working to address climate change in and alongside vulnerable communities and to help organisations live up to their commitment, there are tools and resources available to guide NGOs in their work. 

This webinar will aim to share lessons learned and answer some of the below questions:

  • How can NGO programmes be fit for purpose, ensure that they are designed and implemented to address current impacts and help reduce future risks?
  • How can we scale-up climate-smart disaster risk reduction efforts and identify locally appropriate solutions to address them?
  • What are some of the tools and resources available in terms of CCA, DDR and anticipatory action?
  • What can we learn from local, traditional, and indigenous knowledge which can be replicated in other context?

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You can find an Introduction to the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organisations here

This webinar is part of a series of ICVA-PHAP's Learning Streams on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action.

 

Speakers:

  • Azmat Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Rural Development (FRD), Pakistan
  • Mihir Bhatt, Director, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)
  • Razibul Kader, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator COASTS project, ICCO (part of CORDAID), Bangladesh

 

Co-hosts:

  • Manisha Thomas, Senior Policy Advisory, PHAP
  • Nishanie Jayamaha, Learning, Program and Climate Change Coordinator

 

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This webinar is part of a series of ICVA-PHAP's Learning Streams on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action.