To make it possible for poor household farmers to adapt to climate changes, the private sector should be involved in creating and financing solutions. Through a project in West Africa, Oxfam IBIS has, for some years now, attempted to pave the way for partnerships between the private and public sector and civil society. A partnership which can create solutions, that will benefit farmers in a region already heavily affected by climate changes.
During this joint meeting, we will look at adaptation experiences from the CISU funded Oxfam IBIS project and from the work of Engineers Without Borders and together with the participants generate new ideas on how eg. challenges in water management might be solved by involving the private sector.
In the past weeks, Helene Gjerding, Climate Change Consultant for Oxfam IBIS and General Secretary for Engineers Without Borders (IUG) Dorte Lindegaard Madsen, have both been visiting West Africa (Ghana and Sierra Leone respectively) and will share fresh impressions at the meeting.
Time: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5.30 – 7.30 PM
Place: Oxfam IBIS, Vesterbrogade 2B, 1620 København V
The meeting will be in English og there will be a small refreshment
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