Involving local people in climate change adaptation

I have always wondered why local communities are often neglected or not engaged in the developing innovations and technologies that provide solutions to challenges facing them such as climate change. As I attended the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA9) held in Kenya last month (27-30 April), I pondered over many issues. Why do local communities feature on the lower scale of innovation and technological development although they are important actors in advancing research and new technologies or innovations?

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