On-Ground Consultations

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In order to inform the report, the Adapt For Our Future project draws from the experiences of the diverse populations at the frontlines of climate change. While emphasizing the all-encompassing nature of climate change, it makes sure to specially value the voices of the less industrialized and more vulnerable populations.

Through an open call for locally organized consultations, the Adapt For Our Future project aims to get the most holistic view of Adaptation by empowering local voices. After an enthusiastic application procedure that saw various stakeholders step up to propose organizing their own consultations, a shortlist of 11 Non-Governmental Organizations and local actors were selected to carry out the project.

The result is a month-long consultation process that will span eight strategic regions to poll communities and community actors on adaptation to climate change.


The breakdown of regions and their consultations is as follows:


  • Latin America

    • A consultation will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

      • Fundacion TierraVida will organize a consultation on the 27th of February 2019.

      • The venue will be Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).


  • North America

    • A consultation will take place in Vancouver, Canada.

      • Climate Guides Foundation and CityHive Vancouver will organize a consultation on the 26th of February 2019.

      • The venue will be Creekside Community Centre.


  • Sub-saharan Africa

    •  A consultation will take place in Accra, Ghana.

      • HATOF Foundation, Agorvie Youth for Sustainable Development (AY4SD) and Abibiman Foundation will Co-organize a consultation on the 22nd of February 2019.

      • The venue will be The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI).


  • Western Africa

    • A consultation will take place in Techiman, Ghana.

      • Greener Impact International will organize a consultation on the 25th of February 2019.

      • The venue will be Premier Palace Hotel Conference Room.


  • Middle East and North Africa

    • A consultation will take place in Bouira, Algeria.

      • Association AGIR pour le développement & l'épanouissement de la jeunesse will organize a consultation.

      • Date and Venue will be available on our website as soon as it is determined.


  • South Asia

    • A consultation will take place in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

      • Nehru Foundation for Development Centre for Environment Education will organize a consultation on the 25th of February 2019.

      • The venue will be CEE Campus.


  • Southeast Asia

    • A consultation will take place in kuala Lumpur, Malasiya.

      • Persatuan Belia Perubahan Iklim (Malaysian Youth Climate Change) will organize a consultation.

      • Date and Venue will be available on our website as soon as it is determined.


  • Oceania  

    • A consultation will take place in Auckland, New Zealand.

      • Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute will organize a consultation

      • Venue will be the Ellen Melville Centre, date to be determined.


  • Small Island Developing States

    • A consultation will take place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

      • Caribbean Youth Environment Network Haitian Chapter and PLURIELLES will Co-organize a consultation on the 24th of February 2019.

      • The venue will be the Auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine or The local of Cedel Haiti (TBC).


    • A consultation will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

      • Juventud Sostenible will organize two consultation on the 16th and 19th of February 2019.

      • The venue will be Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) & Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) respectively.


The consultations will aim to together answer the questions at the intersection of climate adaptation and intergenerational equity: what are the adaptation challenges youth face most? what is the capacity of youth in adaptation efforts and how can they best be empowered? How do we enable political conscience and engagement within youth, as they look to safeguard their future? What are the barriers youth face in using their potential for action and change?


To best represent the realities of those polled, organizers will aim to garner the different communities in their own areas. In Canada for example, efforts are made to include indigenous voices as integral actors of the conversation, to benefit from indigenous knowledge. In other regions, efforts might be made to consolidate the struggles of in-land rural actors with those of coastal actors. The Adapt For Our Future project takes special care to give agency to the organizers so their conversation format and their key questions are best fit to look at adaptation through their lens, by taking into account their customs, climates, cultures and activities.


The takeaways from this varied and localised consultation process will feed into our final report after data consolidation and synthetic exercises. The end result this project strives for is paving the way for a better understanding of the struggles youth face in fighting climate change, and starting a process of responding to these shortcomings by providing concrete measures to that end. To achieve the aforementioned result, our Adapt For Our Future consultation process is both the stepping stone and the corner stone.