CHALLENGES FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ADAPTATION: DISCOVERING THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSFORMATION
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 640–659, July 2013
How to Cite
Dodman, D. and Mitlin, D. (2013), CHALLENGES FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ADAPTATION: DISCOVERING THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSFORMATION. J. Int. Dev., 25: 640–659. doi: 10.1002/jid.1772
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2011
- climate change;
- participatory development;
- community-based adaptation;
This paper considers community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and its relationship to the theory and practice of participatory development. It is argued that CBA needs to recognise the considered experience of participatory development to date, particularly in relation to local involvement in project planning and implementation, as well as acknowledging the specific challenges raised by climate change. Without attention to risks and uncertainty, political structures and institutions, the necessarily multi-level nature of adaptation policy and programming, and the links between mitigation and adaptation politics and practice, outcomes of CBA interventions are unlikely to support pro-poor development. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.