The 3rd annual Gobeshona Global Conference focused on monitoring Locally- Led Adaptation (LLA) and resilience organized by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development was held virtually from 10th to 16th March 2023. The conference was a platform aimed to link local, and international researchers, scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners to participate, support, and leverage the upstanding intentions and creativity of local communities to develop and implement solutions dealing with climate change and monitor progress. The conference also aimed to address the quality of research and take initiative to give research a real meaning so that publication becomes effective in response to climate impacts and LLA by encouraging constructive discussion and feedback among researchers. This year’s conference brought together 1686 attendees from Bangladesh and abroad.
This seven-day-long conference ran over for 24 hours each day, comprising virtual sessions which included panels and open discussion focusing on adaptation strategies in local communities as well as research groups and practitioners from both developing and developed countries around the world. The conference schedule combines over 72 sessions, such as; Thematic Webinars, Organizational Sessions, Networking & Participatory events. The Gobeshona conference series, centers on ‘actionable research’ that can help make effective policies and inform climate actions to support vulnerable communities. Research that are presented within the conference are encouraged to focus on: Practical lessons, Effective solutions, Innovative ideas – that can be put into action.