The Carpenters Arms,
12 Seymour Place,
Thursday the 29th of July From 18:30 to 20:30 (NB. normally people stay longer)
If you're in London or passing by, join us for a stimulating discussion over drinks.
Presentation: "Christian Aid's Climate Change and Adaptation Work (with links to emerging renewable energy issues)" by Richard Ewbank, Climate Change Programme Coordinator at Christian Aid
Project Pitch (short): "Fuel Efficient Stoves in the Democratic Republic of Congo" by Phil Oldham Regional Director for Haiti, West and Central Africa at Mercy Corps
Christian Aid has gained a high profile as a campaigning agency working on climate change but Richard will be discussing their main programme work which involves the rather more practical side of supporting poor communities to cope with the increasing levels of climate change that they are experiencing. This means increasing the resilience of their livelihoods, enhancing the ability of their communities to identify and plan for the likely future climate threats they may face and diversifying their sources of income.
Before working for ChristianAid, Richard spent 20 years focusing on development in Sub-Saharan Africa, including smallholder agriculture, rural and urban microfinance, pastoralist development, programme management, monitoring and evaluation, emergency/conflict response and climate change adaptation. From 1996 – 2007 he worked on UK-and-Africa based programme support across 10 countries in the Horn, East and Southern Africa. Since joining Christian Aid as Climate Change Programme Coordinator in January 2008, work has so far directly covered Africa, Central America, Central and South Asia and indirectly South America and South-East Asia, providing support to country programmes and partners on adaptation to climate change.
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