This report, therefore, captures the proceedings of a three-day inception workshop of the research
project titled “Empowering Women as Key Leaders in Promoting Community-based Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risks Reduction Initiatives in Niger Delta Region”. The forum which was organised by CPED in collaboration with ICWA and DMoE focused on building the capacity of the research team members and junior researchers on the strategies for implementation of the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction project in Delta state. The three-day capacity building workshop held in Precious Palm Royal Hotel, 3-4-5, December 2018, brought to bear timely, relevant and new knowledge among the project researchers and other key stakeholders in the implementation of the project with a view to increasing understanding of the varied impacts of, responses to, and adaptations to climate change in rural communities to enable identification of effective and affordable community-based approaches. It was organized to further identify and consolidate the reference points for tracking progress, validating targets and gathering more information that will inform implementation of the research project. This report highlights some key messages and lessons from the different thematic discussions during the workshop.