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Towards a Theoretical Framework for Conflict-Sensitive Climate Adaptation Governance

14 March 2024, 14:00 (CET)

This Path to The Hague workshop intends to trigger a conversation around the mechanisms and strategies that may generate the governance conditions for conflict-sensitiveness to emerge within climate adaptation policy instruments. The event will begin with an introduction to the work by the NAP Global Network on integrating peace and conflict within National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes.

Afterwards, facilitators will briefly present a theoretical framework for conflict-sensitive climate adaptation governance, which builds on polycentric, adaptive governance and political ecology theories. Participants then will join working groups for a discussion on the relevance of these three analytical fields towards assessing the conflict-sensitiveness in the framework of specific policy instruments for climate adaptation. During the workshop, participants will create working groups focusing on each theory, and propose a set of governance criteria which could advise conflict-sensitive approaches in the design, formulation, implementation and evaluation of adaptation policy instruments.

Workshop results are intended to advise the design of an institutional analysis methodology meant to evaluate conflict-sensitiveness in specific policy instruments for adaptation.



This description was adapted from CGIAR, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and National Adaptation Plan Global Network