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 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 Fri 28 April 2023

Duration 7 weeks / 12 hrs per week
Scholarships Yes
Scholarship Application September / October
Course Format Online
Credits Certificate

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 – practicing communicating interventions.

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For whom is this course?

This training programme is designed for managers, policy makers, 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 have 3 years professional experience and proficiency in English is required.

Course programme in more detail

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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