Climate Change has a negative impact on food security. Societies need to learn to cope with the changes predicted. That needs appropriate responses by government. However, in many countries the existing governance structures and leadership are not suited to manage climate change. In this course you will not only get a full understanding of climate change but also learn about its impacts and the adaptation and mitigation concepts. It will also encourage you to become a facilitator of change. It will strengthen your skills for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy, and negotiation to help you establish more effective governance structures.
Based on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, WCDI short courses taking place from September 2020 onwards can take place. If the government decides to extend the COVID-19 measures, we will look into other learning solutions.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Have a better understanding of climate change and its impacts on food security;
- Be able to understand innovative practices for adaptation and mitigation;
- Understand the challenges climate change governance faces and explore ways to strengthen it;
- Be able to conduct stakeholder, vulnerability & resilience assessments to support decision making processes;
- Have strengthened your skills for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy and negotiation to help you establish more effective governance structures;
- Be able to explore institutional arrangements needed for addressing food security and climate change linkages;
- Have practiced to become a more effective change manager by applying social learning techniques and tools.
For who is this course?
The course is intended for mid-career professionals, dealing with climate change in developing countries, working for a research organisation, NGO, government or civil society. Participants need to have a relevant tertiary education with at least five years of experience in a course-related discipline like agriculture, water management, biodiversity, forestry, or other natural resources management. Proficiency in English is required.
Course programme in more detail
Our climate is changing and communities all over the world are affected. Changing climates have severe negative impacts on natural resources and consequently on food and livelihood security. Societies consequently need to learn to cope with the changes predicted, warmer temperatures, drier soils, changes in weather extremes and rising sea levels. At different governance levels and scales, appropriate responses are needed. However in many countries the existing governance structures and processes are not suited to manage climate change and the adaptive capacity and leadership to address the challenges is often lacking.
Application for this course
On top of this page you can apply for the course 'Food Security in a Changing Climate'. 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.