Adaptation Network Initiatives

Activities, events and workshops organised by the AN. 

Accessing and Engaging on Local Adaptation Finance

Date: 27-28 February 2023 | Venue: Colophon Conference Room, First Floor @ SANBI Kirstenbosch Offices, Cape Town


The Adaptation Network, in collaboration with SANBI and the UCT SNAPFI project, hosted this interactive two-day workshop in Cape Town on examining issues about accessing and engaging on local adaptation finance in South Africa.

Building Communities of Practice to Catalyse Women’s Climate Agency

Date: 8 August 2023 | Venue: Zoom


The Adaptation Network, in partnership with its diverse membership, hosted this online workshop in honour of National Women’s Day. This workshop was a follow-on event from the “Climate Change Adaptation and Gender Mainstreaming Dialogue” held from 8-9 March 2023. 

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Adaptation Network Strategic Planning Workshop

Date: 2-3 October 2023 | Venue: Riverstone Lodge, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp


The Adaptation Network embarked on a strategic planning exercise to review the needs of the Network’s members and how well it was meeting those needs. The strategic planning also identified priority areas to focus on in fundraising to sustain the network beyond the current funding cycle, which ends at the end of 2024. Possible future scenarios for the network were thought through and significant progress was made in addressing the challenges related to the transformation of the network. 

Several working groups emerged from this workshop, organised into five task teams. These recognise that AN is at a significant turning point in its history and that transforming AN and rethinking its identity in the current context is a worthwhile task for the whole network. However, this will take months and these task teams have been established to drive this process forward.