2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium: Solution Spaces and Futures, Learning Together in a Climate Challenged World
Following on from the successful 1st Adaptation Colloquium held in 2013, the 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, government officials, postgraduate students and members of the public working/interested in climate change, adaptation research, practice and policy to proactively engage on climate change challenges facing southern Africa.
It is an opportunity for people from various industries to share knowledge, learn from each other, debate and interact to find realistic and sustainable adaptation solutions to problems. The programme will feature local and international keynote speakers providing thought-provoking and challenging views on particular topics, information gathering sessions, discussion sessions and interactive working sessions.
Knowledge co-production and learning: interrogating different ways of producing knowledge, acknowledging challenges and benefits, in addition to exploring lessons learnt to promote knowledge co-production for effective adaptation. Solution spaces and visioning the future: what does a climate resilient South Africa look like, and what gains are being made in the adaptation space that have potential to provide real and effective solutions to climate challenges? Exploring the solutions in a multi-level and multi-scalar environment. Transformative adaptation: exploring differences between incremental and transformative adaptation; what does/would truly transformative adaptation look like? Engaging perspectives from the South and understanding transformative adaption in the development context.