Wetland managers face a new set of challenges when addressing the impacts from global climate change. The refresher course ‘Adapting to climate change: wise water management for urban and rural resilience’ aims to strengthen the capacity of the participants to better respond and adapt to the complexities and uncertainties of climate change in wetlands. More specifically, it will discuss the importance and role of wetlands for climate change mitigation and adaptation and promote the benefits of wetland restoration for rural and urban resilience.
By the end of the course the participants will be better equipped to support the formulation of resilient conservation policies and restoration plans, adaptation responses and climate action. Skills to translate climate science effectively for communities and public schools will be improved. Participants will learn to develop educational toolkits, visuals and games that can be tailored to their own context and culture.
It is intended for NFP alumni and their colleagues, working in water & wetland management and having successfully completed one of the following courses of Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation in the period 2010-2016:
- Wetlands, integrated water resources management and food security
- Managing risk in the face of climate change
- Climate change and food security nexus
We are aiming for a balanced mix of participants from NGO, government, universities and research institutes, countries, gender and age. Work experience, motivation and the relevance of the course for the participants work are guiding in the selection process.
The refresher course is organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI), in partnership with the Pratiman Neema Memorial Foundation (http://pnfoundation.org.np/) and with expert input from IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (https://www.un-ihe.org/).