22nd June 2018
Evidence for Development were pleased to attend the Adaptation Futures conference in Cape Town this week for the first time. Adaptation Futures is a major international bi-annual event which brings together communities of professionals interested in climate change adaptation.
EfD and the Walker Institute were selected to present within the Clim-Health Africa session drawing on work carried out last year with climate, health and disaster management agencies in Malawi. Dr Celia Petty’s presentation highlighted the need to contextualise climate/health interactions against wider issues of poverty and institutional weaknesses. Being part of this group has been an exceptionally valuable experience and we look forward to the future discussions with members.
We were also involved in the Unlikely Bedfellows session organised by the Walker Institute which explored Private-Public-People Partnerships and looking at ways to make these work better for all. This interactive event included a series of short talks, followed by a lively Theatre of the Oppressed which invited session participants to change the script of interactions in a scenario between these groups. We were delighted that EfD Patron Theo Sowa was able to contribute to this session.