Climate risk and resilience

Are you concerned about climate change impacts? Worried about the increasing frequency and severity disasters? Seeking ways to safeguard water and food security? Join our training program and equip yourself with key skills and knowledge to address climate and water-related risks effectively.

Be a Forward-Thinking Professional!

Enhance your capacity to encourage communities, governments, and businesses to tackle climate and water-related risks head-on. Discover innovative tools to drive meaningful change and action.

Unlock the Power of Knowledge!

Gain insights into the intricacies of climate and water-related risks. Explore cutting-edge approaches and strategies that drive effective risk management and adaptation practices.

Lead the Way to Resilience!

Take charge in shaping resilient communities, governments, and businesses. Harness your newfound knowledge to make informed decisions and inspire others to address climate and water challenges head-on.

Join our community of changemakers!

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 15 April 2024 until Fri 7 June 2024

Venue Part-time, face-to-face in Indonesia 4 - 15 May
Price EUR 5,250.00

*Full-time course will be taught online and in Indonesia, course date is subject to change

Enroll one of the learning tracks:

1. Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Track:

Embark on a transformative journey to address climate change and disaster risks. Explore the interconnectivity of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Learn to integrate CCA and DRM, frame problems from different perspectives, devise innovative solutions, influence policies, and enhance risk communication. Become an agent of change and shape a resilient future.

2. Water Stewardship for Resilience Track:

Deepen your understanding of the critical role water stewardship plays in preserving biodiversity, addressing climate change, and ensuring water and food security. Explore the interdependencies between these aspects and learn effective strategies for sustainable water management and biodiversity conservation. Enhance your skills in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes, communication, advocacy, and conflict resolution. Become a water steward and champion the value of wetlands and water resources.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Get to know the impacts of climate change on ecosystems, water and food security.
  • Acquire a solid understanding of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and their interconnectedness.
  • Comprehend the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and its significance in ensuring water security.
  • Recognise the role of ecosystem services in supporting water and food security
  • Develop skills to frame problems and engage stakeholders in addressing disaster, climate and water risks.
  • Strengthen your facilitation skills and become familiar with tools for multi-stakeholder engagement.
  • Learn how to effectively integrate CCA and DRM approaches
  • Enhance your ability to influence policies and decision-making for CCA, DRM and IWRM
  • Explore intervention tools to propose solutions for resilience-building.
  • Learn how to promote sustainable water management practices, raise awareness about the value of wetlands, and contribute to the preservation of water ecosystems.
  • Improve your skills in risk communication, reflection and conflict resolution

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For whom is this course?

This training program is designed for: Managers, policy makers, researchers, consultants and specialists involved in climate change, risk management, water and wetland management.

Professionals working in universities, national research institutes, or development programs of government and non-government organizations (NGOs).


You need to:

  • Have at least a Bachelor level qualification or equivalent educational background;
  • Have at least three years of professional experience;
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.

Course programme in more detail

We have learned that restoring and maintaining wetlands is often cheaper than man-made solutions to guarantee water and food security. Without wetlands, the water cycle, carbon cycle and nutrient cycle would be significantly altered. Did you know for instance that 40% of wetland habitats have been lost over the last 40 years? Ramsar COP12 opened with this reminder, challenging delegates to address long-standing misperceptions in many sectors about the services wetlands provide to humans and about the need to value wetland services for improved decision-making. Investing in your wetlands, thus reinstalling their often degraded functions and services, might financially even be very attractive and benefit local or national economies.

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Courses formats

Our courses are offered in two format: online or blended. A course taught in 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.

Application for this course

On top of this page you can apply for the course Climate risk and resilience. 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.