GCPC Session 2: Adaptation


GCPC 2016: ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement. New Research Solutions for Developing Countries’

Session 2, 13th July.

The second session covered ideas for new adaptation techniques for climate change impacts.

The session was chaired by Miriam Fischer, from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), our partner organisation and sponsor for the conference. Each speaker presented their ideas for approximately 15 minutes.

Presentation 1: ‘Curriculum reforms: Essential tool for effective implementation of climate change adaptation strategies’ by Tatenda Mutasa, Zimbabwe

Presentation 2: ‘Bright-spots: Scaling-up grassroots innovation for adaptation in India and Africa‘ by Vikrom Mathur, Observer Research Foundation

Presentation 3: ‘Accelerating Clean Energy and Climate Smart Agriculture‘ by Jacob Park, Green Mountain College

Presentation 4: ‘Smallholder farmer perceptions and experience of climate change adaptation policies‘ by Varaidzo Chinokwetu, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe


The presentations were followed by a response from Fazal Issa (Forum Climate Change Tanzania) and stakeholder comments from:

  • Matthew Kwabena Adeyanju (Sekondi Takoradi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Ghana)
  • Matthew Matimbwi (Tanzania Renewable Energy Association)
  • Katshioka Sangamina Forbes (Director Environment of the Provincial Ministry of Education, Environment, Communication and Gender of Kinshasa)