SGP Wins 3rd Prize for Short Film at the CBA10 ConferenceApr 26, 2016
Dhaka, Bangladesh. GEF SGP National Coordinator for the Barbados Country Programme implemented by UNDP and SGP Knowledge Management Focal Point for Caribbean SIDS, David Bynoe, facilitated SGP’s participation in the CBA short film session during the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA10) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 21-28 April 2016. The short film showcased was entitled, “SIDS ADAPT” received third prize.
The CBA film session was moderated by Meraz Mostafa, of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). In addition to SIDS ADAPT, seven other films were shown including The Change Factor, The Global Resilience Challenge and Diversifying for Resilience and Livelihoods. SIDS ADAPT was the only film that addressed the unique context of CBA in Caribbean SIDS.
Mr. Bynoe eloquently took the participants through SIDS ADAPT, a short film highlighting ‘community based adaptation is vital to their survival and sustainability’ in the Caribbean SIDS where losses associated to climate change is estimated at US$22 billion by 2050. CBA activities in Barbados, Dominica and St. Lucia were showcased at the conference. The film can be viewed via the following links:
A full 13 programme series of SIDS ADAPT will air as an educational TV program during primetime in the Caribbean featuring CBA activities in more than 20 countries on agriculture, coastal zone management, land degradation, water security and more.
SIDS ADAPT is funded through the SIDS CBA Programme, which is a partnership between the Government of Australia and SGP aimed at strengthening community resilience in 42 countries, most of them SIDS. The goals of the programme are to: (i.) to reduce the vulnerability and improve the adaptive capacity of local communities to the adverse effects of climate change; (ii.) to provide countries with concrete ground-level experience with local climate change adaptation; and (iii.) to provide clear policy lessons and mainstream CBA within national processes and replicate practices across scale.
Ms. Katherine Blackman, Programme Assistant, GEF Small Grants Programme, Barbados
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Mr. David Bynoe, National Coordinator, GEF Small Grants Programme, Barbados
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