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3 December 2023

Walking-the-talk for action-oriented adaptation research

Scaling up and enabling investments in action-orientated research that addresses the pressing needs for adaptation of the most vulnerable is increasingly urgent. This is the mission of the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA). In this event, the Alliance will bring together key influencers and thought-leaders who are walking-the-talk to address this challenge, aiming to compel others to follow suit. Together, they will showcase the importance of bringing together the diverse actors – including donors, civil society, and international organisations – who are part of ARA constituency, to shift the dial to accelerate evidence-based, southern- and locally-led action for climate resilience. 

Date: 3 December 2023  

Time: 14.30-15.30 GMT+4  

Location: UK Pavilion

With support from: UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) 


  • Vijay Rangarajan, Director General, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

  • Joshua Amponsem, Co-director, Youth Climate Justice Fund and Founder, Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO)

  • George Richards, Director, Community Jameel

  • Modi Mwatsama, Head of Capacity and Field Development for Climate and Health at the Wellcome Trust

  • Karen Basiye, Director Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom Kenya

  • Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Urban Resilience Adviser, Coalition for Disaster Resilience Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • Manuela Di Mauro and Anand Patwardhan, Co-chairs, Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA)

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