Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change

Do you want to become a change manager and enhance your capacity to encourage communities, governments and businesses to adapt climate-related hazards? In this course, we focus on climate-related disasters such as floods, cyclones, storm surges and drought and the question of how vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards can be reduced to build resilient communities.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Tue 21 February 2023 until Thu 6 April 2023

Tue 20 June 2023 until Tue 15 August 2023

Duration This course will be taught in two editions. Each edition will be taught partially online and partially in person in Indonesia.

What will you learn?

This course includes:

  • A general introduction & conceptual foundation to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM), and the link between CCA and DRM;
  • Ways to examine how to integrate CCA and DRM;
  • Learnings on how to ‘frame’ the problem -tools for examining the perspectives of different stakeholders over the priority given for disaster risk and climate change;
  • Learnings on how to ‘frame’ possible solutions – e.g. intervention tools;
  • Lessons on how to influence policies for CCA and DRM – practising communicating interventions.

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For whom is this course?

This training programme is designed for managers, policymakers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and hazards and climate change. Participants may work in public and civic society sectors, for universities, national research or development programmes, for government organisations or NGOs. You need at least 3 years of professional experience and proficiency in English is required.

Course programme in more detail

Duration Part-time / 9 weeks
Studyload 80 hours
Programme 3 hour live sessions, twice a week at the start during intro and concepts
Break 1 week break: 10-14 April

Rapid and unplanned urbanization, the growing number and magnitude of disasters globally, and the uncertainty over climatic variations are factors which increase the exposure and vulnerability of communities, their livelihoods, physical infrastructure and economic networks.

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Course formats

Our courses are offered in two formats: online or blended. A course taught in a blended format is taught partially online and partially in person. Check the course details for more information about whether it is taught in online or blended format.

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