The 18th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change or CBA18 was held between the 6th and 9th of May in Arusha, Tanzania. This year’s conference attracted more than 300 delegates from over 50 countries to come together and collectively discuss how locally-led and community-based adaptation can contribute to a climate-resilient future.

CARE was represented by a delegation of 14 colleagues from CARE Tanzania, CARE Ethiopia, CARE Kenya, CARE Bangladesh, CARE Malawi, CARE Denmark, CARE UK, and CJC (see annex for full delegate list). CARE was active across the conference – from facilitating sessions, including various parallel thematic, plenary, and open space sessions, to pitching innovative ideas in the Dragons Den, to hosting a marketplace stall promoting our youth leadership module. The conference was an opportunity to showcase various aspects of CARE’s work on community-based approaches to climate action, allowed for networking with other practitioners, donors, government representatives, the private sector, and academia, learning from and exchanging knowledge with others in the sector, and provided an opportunity to present CARE as both a thought leader in certain areas as well as a partner of choice.

This document provides an overview of the activities undertaken by CARE at CBA18 and a consolidation of key takeaways and learning from the different sessions relevant to CARE.

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CARE CBA 18 Report