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Participatory adaptation planning: Examples from African cities

Friday, 23 January 2015, 15:30 - 16:30 CET

This webinar introduced two CDKN-funded projects: “Building coastal resilience” implemented in Ghana and “Public Private People Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development (4PCCD)” implemented in Mozambique. These two projects offer concrete examples of how to establish successful participatory planning processes and build multi-stakeholder partnerships. 

Felix Nyamedor from the CSU-USAID TLMP gave an overview of the project in Ghana, introduced the Community-based risk assessment tool used and discussed the impact of the project and its policy implications. Download his presentation

Vanesa Castán Broto, Senior Lecturer at the University College London shared key outcomes from the 4PCCD project in Mozambique and explained how a participatory planning tool and the establishment of a Climate Planning Committee facilitated the multi-stakeholder collaboration process. Download her presentation

This webinar is part of Resilient Cities Webinar Series 2014 and organized in cooperation with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). 

Speaker Biographies


Mr. Felix Nyamedor
, Community Resilience Building Facilitator, RIPS / Program Technician for the Chicago State University’s Teaching and Learning Materials Program (CSU-USAID TLMP), Accra, Ghana

Felix has over seven years of experience working with communities focusing on education, community development and building resilience towards climate change. As a Coordinator for the Bridge Kids Ada and the Director for the God’s City Foundation he regularly meets with school children and opinion leaders in Ghana to deliberate on issues of community development. Recently, Felix worked as facilitator for the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) project "Building coastal resilience". Currently, he is a risk assessment consultant for CDKN within the Ada community in Ghana and a Program Technician for the CSU-USAID TLMP program that focuses on education and directly involves policy makers across Ghana. 

Dr. Vanesa Castán Broto, Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at the University College London. 

Vanesa joined the Bartlett Development and Planning Unit in January 2011. She is one of the course directors of the MSc Environment and Sustainable Development. Prior to joining the Development Planning Unit, Vanesa was involved in post-doctoral research at the Durham University, which examined the processes of social and technological innovation within the city in response to climate change. Until 2014, she was the principal investigator of the 4PCCD project in Mozambique, which was awarded with the 2013 Lighthouse Activity- Urban Poor Award under the United Nations' program ‘Momentum for Change’. Vanesa delivered a keynote speech on participatory planning to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, June 2014.