Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP) Partnership Forum 2024

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will hold the 2nd Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP) Partnership Forum on 27-28 February 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. The CRPP is a partnership program to help countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific region scale up investments in climate adaptation, especially investments at the community level, that explicitly target the nexus between climate change, poverty, and gender. The CRPP includes a dedicated gender window to promote women-focused investments in resilience. Read more about the program.

The 2nd CRPP Partnership Forum will bring together community leaders, government officials, think tanks, financing institutions, and global climate funds to discuss what role poverty reduction programs can play in building climate resilience. In particular, the forum will provide an opportunity to discuss how decentralization programs can provide opportunities for building climate resilience from the ground up and skill development for climate-resilient communities. Recognizing that women from vulnerable and low-income communities are often leading implementation of resilience solutions and that the CRPP has prioritized the need to promote investments that are women-focused, the forum will discuss how pro-poor solutions can respond to the resilience needs of women.

Call for Solutions

The CRPP Secretariat is inviting interested practitioners, especially women practitioners from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific countries to submit a one-page presentation that proposes an innovative pro-poor adaptation solution in the context of the following topics:

  • Topic 1: How do fiscal transfers support in incentivizing local actions for community resilience?
  • Topic 2: How can community-driven development programs build resilience at the local level?
  • Topic 3: How can adaptive social protection systems promote climate-resilient skill development?
  • Topic 4: How can climate-resilient agricultural skill development empower women?

One innovative solution will be selected for each topic and will be presented at the forum. For selected presenters, ADB will shoulder the cost of participation for the duration of the forum, which includes: (i) roundtrip economy class airfare (most direct and cost-effective route); (ii) hotel accommodation for 3 nights; (iii) daily subsistence allowance for 3 days; and (iv) miscellaneous travel expenses in accordance with ADB’s Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook.

Please follow the template below when submitting:

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Deadline for submission is on 5 January 2024 via email to Alex Fowler, with copy to Jane David.

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