Connecting Climate Change and Conflict Sensitivity (A5)
How should climate change adaptation measures be designed in a way that they do no create conflict but contribute to foster peace and security? This interactive workshop explores this question by disseminating and providing feedback on a new guide to conflict sensitive adaptation. Key objective of this interactive workshop is to learn how to design and implement climate adaptation programs and projects in a conflict-sensitive way and share knowledge and practical experiences how to link climate change adaptation, conflict prevention and peacebuilding in an effective and sustainable way. This event is primarily targeted at policymakers and practitioners, including donor representatives, in the fields of climate change adaptation and development.
• Gain a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between climate adaptation, fragility and conflict
• Learn how to design and implement climate adaptation programs and projects in a way that they do not exacerbate existing tensions but contribute to peace and stability
• Sharing practical experiences on how to link climate change adaptation measures and peacebuilding measures on analysis, strategy, design and implementation level
The workshop is divided into two sessions. Session One will focus on the need and relevance of conflict-sensitive approaches and presents a guide on how conflict sensitivity can be integrated in climate change programming. It kicks-off with three short input presentations, followed by Q&A. Session Two will focus on practical experiences and lessons learned in linking climate change adaptation, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It identifies challenges and opportunities for effectively implementing conflict-sensitive adaptation measures (such as how to conduct integrated risk analyses, monitoring and evaluation).