On Thursday, November 1 and Friday November 2, 2012, USAID and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Institute for Security Studies (Africa Program, Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and the Environmental Change and Security Program), and IRG/Engility, convened a select group of experts, practitioners, and policymakers from both the United States and Africa in Washington, DC for a conference focused on the third area of concern – climate change adaptation (CCA) and peacebuilding in Africa.
The primary goal of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for leading African scholars and practitioners to engage with 30-40 U.S.-based experts from multiple levels of the climate change, adaptation, humanitarian, and peacebuilding communities in order to identify and debate both challenges and opportunities presented by climate change adaptation.
This wide-ranging group worked together over the course of two days to better understand one another’s priorities, objectives, and needs, and began identifying ways to work collaboratively around climate change adaptation and peacebuilding efforts.
For more information on the Adaptation Partnership, please visit their website at www.adaptationpartnership.org.
For more information on the Institute for Security Studies, please visit their website at www.issafrica.org.