We asked one of our programme partners for the Locally Led Adaptation and Just Transition Theme, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), to explain more about their work and how it connects with the aims of the COP Resilience Hub.
The ICCCAD based at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) is one of the leading research and teaching centres on Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) globally. We also run the Gobeshona Network on Locally Led Adaptation and Resilience (GNLLAR).
Dr Saleemul Huq, director, is also one of the global ambassadors for the Race to Resilience.
The main focus of our work is in building adaptive capacity of the most vulnerable communities in the most vulnerable countries and thus enhancing resilience in the face of climate change of those vulnerable countries and communities.
We run the GNLLAR and also the annual Global Gobeshona conference on Locally Led Adaptation every January. We will also be running the South Asian regional Resilience Hub for COP26.
We are hoping to help enhance the voices of the most vulnerable communities and local adapters in COP decisions and also use the Resilience Hub as a means of networking with like minded groups from other countries.