Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely to constrain economic development in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry in many southern countries. But if you plan for it, adaptation to climate change is possible. With this course, you and your organisation can get involved. And acquire the theoretical knowledge and the skills to translate policy documents and research into climate-smart adaptation strategies at local level. You will take home a personal action plan to integrate your new knowledge and skills into your daily work at home.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Have full understanding of climate change adaptation concepts;
- Be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the debate on climate change adaptation, either in the policy process and/or in providing knowledge to the policy process;
- Acquire new concepts, skills, methodologies and experiences;
- Based on this be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to implementation of climate change adaptation strategies and methodologies;
- Have prepared a personal action plan to integrate your new knowledge and skills into your daily work at home.
For who is this course?
Applicants should have a relevant tertiary education, and at least three years of professional experience in a relevant field like policy development in agriculture, natural resource management or sustainable development. Apart from practitioners in these fields, in the past we also welcomed staff members of private companies, a bank official and a journalist. Competence in the English language is required.
Course programme in more detail
Climate change is a fact. But if you plan for it, adaptation to climate change is possible. This requires strategic thinking by you and your organisation. This course enables you to become familiar with strategic planning for climate change adaptation and increased climate resilience.
Why adapt to climate change? Without appropriate responses climate change is likely to constrain economic development and poverty reduction efforts. Countries with economies rooted in climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry are expected to be hit hardest. This will be true for many countries in the South. Climate change is both a global and a local development issue, as it could jeopardise the livelihoods of millions. This is particularly so where communities are already vulnerable to changes and have limited coping capacity. Well-designed adaptation strategies can offer ways out.
Application for this course
On top of this page you can apply for the course Climate Change Adaptation in Food Security and Natural Resource Management. Depending on your nationality, your organisation and the type of course you wish to join, your eligibility and the application procedures may differ. Find out more about the requirements and the application process.