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Assessing Community Responses to Climate Change and Possible Impacts to Biodiversity

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In Person
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 2018
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August 14 - 16, 2018

Park Inn by Radisson Westlands, 
Nairobi, Kenya
The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) (a United States Agency for International Development funded initiative) invites you to a workshop being hosted in Nairobi from August 14-16, 2018.
Over the past 3 years this collaboration between 7 of the largest conservation NGO's in Africa has explored how human communities are being impacted by changes in climate, how they are responding, and how their responses impact biodiversity. ABCG members and partners conducted over 600 interviews across 21 different sites in sub-Saharan Africa with communities engaged in farming, fishing and pastoralism.
At this workshop we will present our key findings, including an analysis of the survey data collected, historic climate analyses for the various sites, and projections of how and where communities might respond in the future, and discuss impediments to adaptation of effective strategies. Our results and discussions will provide guidance to governments, NGO's and the communities themselves to develop climate change coping strategies in future conservation and land-use planning efforts.
The latter part of the workshop will include a discussion of where we should go from here. How do we incorporate these findings in to our workplans? Which new partners can we engage? We will also investigate the possibility of piloting our recommendations at a few key sites in Africa over the next 2 years.