Venue: Vitenparken, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås
Time: 20. and 21. October 2014
Day 1: Monday 20 October
09:00: Registration, coffee and tea
09:30: Introduction and welcome. Overview and objectives of the conference, by Siri Eriksen (Noragric, NMBU)
09:45-10:30: Keynote: David Manuel-Navarrete (Arizona State University). Why is adaptation political? Key political facets of adaptation.
10:45-12:30: Session 1: The politics of adaptation
- Andrei Marin (Noragric), Andrea Nightingale (University of Gothenburg), Siri Eriksen (Noragric): Why adaptation needs to be reframed
- Sigrid Nagoda (Noragric): The politics of adaptation in Nepal
- Batbuyan Batjav (National Academy of Sciences, Mongolia) and Andrei Marin (Noragric): The social life of the pastureland law and the politics of adaptation in Mongolia
- Jon Ensor (SEI York): Comment on the key themes emerging from the presentations
Discussion: 30-45 minutes
13:30-15:30: Session 2: Policy dialogue: How can adaptation efforts contribute to climate resilient development pathways?
Co-organised by cChange and Critical Mass
Moderator: Andrew Kroglund, Utviklingsfondet
13:30-13:40: Herdis Laupsa, Norwegian Environment Agency. What now? Where do we go with adaptation in Norway?
13:40-13:50: Siri Eriksen (Noragric): The IPCC WGII report and climate resilient pathways
Antonie Kræmer, NORAD
Erling Kvernevik, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection
Haavard Stensvand, Fylkesberedskapssjef, Fylkesmannen i Sogn og Fjordane
Helene Ruud, Norwegian Red Cross
15:30: Reception with snacks and drinks, music
17:00: Conference dinner in Ås, Aas Bistro
Day 2: Tuesday October 21st
09:00-09:30: Coffee and tea
09:30 -11:00: Session 3: Adaptation on the ground: from policy to practice
- Keynote: Andrea Nightingale (University of Gothenburg). Playing with politics and power in Nepal’s climate adaptation programs: from NAPA to LAPA
- Berit Kristoffersen (University of Tromsø): Opportunistic climate politics in Norway?
11:20-13:00: Session 3 contd.
- Gufu Oba (Noragric): Climate Change Adaptation in Africa: An Historical Ecology
- Todd Crane (ILRI): The hidden politics of applied agricultural research for adaptation: A case study of participatory technology development in central Mali
- Yograj Gautam (University of Bergen): Aid or abyss. Assessing the effectiveness of food assistance programs in the Nepal Himalaya
13:00: Lunch and closing of conference