Now Available-Event recording on Adapting to the impacts of the climate and environmental crises  

If you missed Session 1 of the ICVA and PHAP Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, you can now access the video and audio recordings of the event

On 14 October, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) together with PHAP organized the first session in the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action. This webinar examined Commitment #1 of the Climate and Environment Charter which calls on us to “Step up our response to growing humanitarian needs and help people to adapt to impacts of the climate and environmental crises.” It focuses on how we use climate change adaptation (CCA) disaster risk reduction (DDR), and anticipatory action in our programming adapt our programs to better support and strengthen people’s resilience to current and future climate and environmental risks.

Participants got a chance to hear from Mihir Bhatt, Director at All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), who started off by describing a few different aspects of how people in India are affected by heatwaves and other climate-related phenomena. He also highlighted that female farmers are largely forgotten in policy and research and are also receiving less support than men. Azmat Khan, CEO of the Foundation for Rural Development (FRD) in Pakistan provided an overview of how they are using nature-based solutions in a project supported by World Food Programme in the creation of small check dams and gully plugs to combat flash flooding.

Razibul Kader, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator COASTS project of ICCO (part of Cordaid) in Bangladesh shared their work and lessons learnt on saline agriculture projects where increased soil and water salinity has led to decreased soil productivity, decreased crop production and income and ultimately rural-urban migration. 

If you missed this event, you are now able to access the video and audio podcast format recordings of the discussion on the event page, where you can also find recommended resources from participants. 

If you missed it, we recommend that you also watch the recording of the introductory briefing on the Climate and Environment Charter for Humanitarian Organizations

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