CAF 2021: The Grand Adaptation Challenge
Join California’s adaptation movers, shakers, and leaders
The 2021 California Adaptation Forum (CAF), hosted by the Local Government Commission, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, will be organized as a 5-month virtual series, from June to October 2021.
We have seen considerable progress in communities throughout California—deepening our understanding of climate risks and vulnerabilities, identifying effective adaptation strategies and pathways, and implementing real, on-the-ground projects to build community resilience.
However, with the impacts of climate change worsening, causing disproportionate harm to our most marginalized communities, adaptation progress must accelerate to meet the urgency of the crisis at hand. Through collaboration, creativity, and mutual support, we know that we can rise to this challenge.
We’re trying something new this year—in addition to informative and engaging presentations, we will be organizing a series of interactive workshops for each track to identify action-oriented solutions that address key challenges faced by California’s adaptation community.
With this series, we hope to bring together community leaders, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and thought leaders to connect, collaborate, and determine our shared path forward to create a more resilient and equitable tomorrow. We hope you will join us!
We are currently searching for experienced facilitators to lend their expertise to support the 2021 California Adaptation Forum: The Grand Adaptation Challenge. With support from the CAF planning team, we envision track facilitators playing a critical role in helping shape a dynamic and meaningful experience for participants by:
- Refining the track’s scope, objectives, and desired outcomes;
- Developing the agenda and inviting speakers for the track’s kick-off webinar;
- Designing and facilitating three interactive workshops to achieve track objectives; and
- Summarizing outcomes from workshops to inform the track’s closing outcomes webinar.
We are aiming to identify 3 facilitators for each track who will collaborate with one another and the CAF planning team on the above activities. Templates, online tools, notetakers, and technical support will also be provided to support facilitators.
If you are interested in serving as a CAF track facilitator, we kindly ask you to complete the brief form below by Monday, May 17th.
CAF 2021 Tracks
CAF 2021 will feature three cross-cutting tracks, each of which will feature a kickoff webinar, three interactive workshops, and a final outcomes webinar.