The steady increase in climate related disasters such as floods, cyclones, storm surges and drought have increased the exposure and vulnerability of communities, their livelihoods, physical infrastructure and economic networks. An increasing hazard risk results in higher human and economic losses from disaster events.
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to promote resilience
Managing risk and building resilience
Reducing vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards is key to building resilient communities. This requires integrated mainstreaming of disaster and climate risks into sustainable development policies and practice. To encourage communities, governments and businesses to prepare and manage climate or disaster impacts forward-thinking managers who promote resilience are needed.
This course will give you the opportunity to become a manager of change. Your capacity to encourage adaptation to changing climate-related hazards and improved resilience and disaster preparedness will be enhanced. The course will explore trends in disaster risk, the related factors contributing to the complexity of the planning environment, and the uncertainty and variability of climate change.
The programme has an interactive nature and incorporates group work, case studies, interactive lectures, discussions, presentations and excursions to offer background, theoretical aspects, as well as practical approaches. Resource persons from different disciplines will expose you to a broad range of domains.
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; they 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.