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Cambridge Global Challenges


Malawi will host this year's CBA event in June as experts in locally-driven action that addresses climate challenges share innovation and how to get climate finance behind what works over four days.

Conference objective

The overarching aim is to achieve inclusive, meaningful community engagement in decision making, in ways that enable opportunities for gender-transformative outcomes, in particular:

  • Showcase lived experiences, tools and examples in the CBA market place
  • Put forward and discuss burning issues around key themes in the open space
  • Exchange knowledge and share expertise in the skills clinics on topics such as monitoring & evaluation, accessing climate finance, developing proposals, communications, and more
  • Build pitches with climate investors for innovative finance for locally driven climate adaptation; decentralised climate finance programmes; and adaptation technology investments.

Conference programme

The programme will include two days of workshops, followed by two days of multi-stakeholder dialogues.

Days one and two will bring practitioners together under three workstreams:

  • Transforming 'lived experience' and local knowledge into evidence that drives better policies and investments
  • Building a shared understanding of effective devolved climate finance, and
  • Innovating in applying adaptation technology.

Target audience

Researchers, practitioners. Policymakers and investors will join for the multi-stakeholder dialogues on days three and four to discuss: how to propose and plan locally-driven climate investments; the enabling environment needed for scaling-out and up; and ways to further strengthen our community of practice.


Conference participants will require a Malawi visa.


Monday, 11 June, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 18:00
Event location: 
Lilongwe, Malawi
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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