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Top 5 webinars on Climatelinks in 2018

By Isabela Barriga

Some of the most popular events on Climatelinks are webinars. Webinars are a great opportunity to stay informed on the latest innovation and hottest topics in climate. Plus, you can join from the comforts of your home or tune in on your commute to work.

Below you will find our top five most viewed webinars this past year. The majority of webinars on this list fall under USAID’S monthly Adaptation Community Meetings (ACM), where development practitioners, academic researchers, government officials, and other international development professionals can informally gather to exchange experiences and research on building climate resilience. Take a look, you might learn something new! Make sure to share with us what you learn in the comment box below, or join our conversation on Twitter by following #Top5CL.

ACM: Managing for Climate Risk – Approaches and Perspectives from the World Bank, USAID, International Finance Corporation, and Inter-American Development Bank

Our top-viewed webinar of 2018 was the June ACM that brought together USAID, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Inter-American Development Bank to discuss each organization’s present and developing approaches to climate risk management. Several prominent organizations in the international development community are driving processes to manage climate risk at various levels, and this dialogue captured four organizations’ approaches, methods for tracking and assessment of climate risk management’s effectiveness, lessons learned, and future solutions.

ACM: Promoting Gender-Responsive Adaptation to Climate Change

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office held a dialogue on its experience creating and driving innovative methodologies to encourage gender-responsive adaptation and resilience across sectors. The presentation examined IUCN’s work under the USAID-funded Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) program, which analyzes areas where gender inequality, climate vulnerability, and state fragility overlap on areas of concern, notably the safety and security of women and girls living in these areas.

African Demand for Weather and Climate Services, and Business Models for Private Sector Engagement

This webinar explored climate information services (CIS) developments in Africa and how they can be leveraged to build investment cycles that meet end users’ needs. Drawing on the findings from the white paper “A CIS market assessment and business model review,” the webinar illustrates the demand for CIS through case studies. It also showcases the demand for services to integrate CIS into infrastructure planning and design.

ACM: Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Development Results

The April ACM focused on USAID’s suite of resources supporting ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) and highlighted key messages and examples of EbA projects and approaches in the USAID context. EbA approaches are being used to help buffer communities against climate change while providing development co-benefits. This meeting promoted dialogue about the use of EbA among participants, which proved advantageous for those seeking to integrate EbA approaches within existing USAID programs and analyses.

ACM: Science to Impact: SERVIR’s Service Planning Toolkit

This July webinar explored SERVIR’sService Planning Toolkit,” which helps partners design sustainable services that maximize SERVIR’s investments for development impact. It also provided examples of toolkit implementation from partner institutions and discussed broader applications for those working in research for development.

If you have a favorite webinar on Climatelinks, please add a comment in the comments section. You can also find more information on how to contact us here if you have specific ideas on what you would like to see featured in the new year.

Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Climate Risk Management
Africa, Global

Isabela Barriga

Isabela es gerente de redes sociales y coordinadora de contenido para Climatelinks a través del proyecto SEEK de USAID. Ella ayuda con la gestión de la información, la investigación y la redacción de blogs. Anteriormente, Isabela brindó apoyo de comunicación y gestión de contenido a organizaciones intergubernamentales, asociaciones público-privadas y misiones diplomáticas, incluidas las Naciones Unidas, GAVI (actualmente, la Alianza de Vacunas) y la Embajada de Ecuador. Isabela tiene un B.S. en Salud Pública y estudios completos en Desarrollo Internacional y Gestión de Conflictos (Universidad de Maryland, College Park).

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