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Webinar: Locally led action on loss and damage

Good practice and financing modalities that support local leadership.

Join us for an exciting webinar 23rd of October, 2023 from 9h00-10h30 am CET.

The Charter for Change Climate and Environment working group is inviting you to join an exciting webinar on locally led action on loss and damage – good practice and funding modalities that support local leadership. It’s hosted by fellow signatories to the Charter for Change on the platform of START network.

Good practice on locally led responses

Climate change is wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable communities. Local and national actors are often the first to respond to humanitarian disasters and support communities in the long haul in building back better. How do we make sure that global finance to address loss and damage is geared to reach local and national actors – and what types of financial modalities support local leadership?

This webinar aims to facilitate learning and exchange among the members of the C4C network on experiences and good practice on locally led responses to loss and damage and (humanitarian and climate) financial modalities that support local leadership.

The program includes

  • Professor Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development starts with an introduction to theinternational debate on loss and damageand the financial modalities that are needed to support local leadership and action on loss and damage

  • Cases on good practices of response and financing modalities for locally led action on loss and damage. We’ll hear from:
    • Asif Sherazi, Country Director of Islamic Relief, Pakistan on the lessons learned from the response to floodings in Pakistan.
    • Julius Ng’oma of The Civil Society Network on Climate Change and Trocaire in Malawi on locally-led loss and damage programming, post-sudden-onset recovery, blending of preventative action (to minimise L&D) with response actions (addressing L&D)
    • Agnes Bolaños of MINCODE (Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks) and the START network on experiences of shifting power, resources and decision making from central to local levels and implementing innovative funding mechanisms and hubs for locally led, early and anticipatory crisis response.

  • Q&A and discussion on how best to design financing mechanisms for locally led loss and damage action.

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