8th International Training Course on Climate Risk Management in Changing Environment
Date: 17 - 26 Jul 2017
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Climate change and its impacts have become one of the most significant challenges of the 21stcentury. Climate-related risks, whether concurrent or prospective, need to be addressed swiftly as part of development strategies at all levels.
With population expansion and rapid industrialization in both developed and developing countries, policy-makers need to ensure resilience to the possible exacerbation of risks caused by hydro-meteorological hazards due to climate change. However, understanding the science of climate change and integrating adaption measues into development policies and practices has become a challenge for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners. Illustrating climate risk management in urban and rural settings and focusing on the sectoral challenges, ADPC's training course offers a unique opportunity for these professionals to enhance their knowledge, expertise and skills on the topic.
The course participants will be guided through a series of interactive sessions that will enable them to acquire scientific knowledge to assess and strategically reduce climate risks. The aim of the course is to harmonize climate risk management, disaster risk reduction, and development planning into a holistic approach to sustainable development.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the science, systems and societal issues of climate change, impacts of climate change and their linkages with climate-induced extreme events
- Assess specific sector vulnerabilities to climate change in different settings
- Utilize decision support systems for assessing climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks and use the tools for designing climate risk management policies, programs and interventions
- Discuss climate change planning processes for designing climate risk management policies, strategies, programs and interventions
- Identify a menu of options for climate risk management to a given context
- Share good practices and lessons learned on climate risk management (CRM) from different contexts
- Develop hands-on skills on how to develop a CRM initiative using the existing knowledge in an innovative learning environment
Conducted over a period of eight days, the course is divided into six modules.
MODULE 1: Concepts and emerging directions of Climate Change and Climate Risk Management
MODULE 2: Climate change projections and decision support tools in Climate Risk Management
MODULE 3: Climate change and urban built systems
MODULE 4: Climate change and rural ecosystems
MODULE 5: Climate risk management planning and implementation
MODULE 6: Future knowledge applications and conclusions
Note: The contents are shown for general reference only. ADPC's ongoing course improvement process may lead to some changes in topics and structure.
Internationally experienced practitioners and experts from different organizations will complement ADPC's in-house expertise in conducting and facilitating the course.
The course has been designed to promote the sharing of: knowledge, expertise and experience amongst the invited resource persons, sector specialists, guest speakers and the course participants. This approach will facilitate to equip participants with strategic planning processes and implement appropriate climate risk management options at different levels. It will encourage participants to think and act innovatively utilizing contemporary adult learning methodologies, including, but not limited to:
- Interactive lectures and discussions
- Facilitated group exercises
- Scenario based simulations
- Peer to Peer learning events
- Field and institutional visits
- Video documentaries
- Case studies and good practices sharing
- Instructional games
- Guest speeches and high-level chats
Participants are asked to participate fully in all of the above course activities. Certificates will only be awarded to participants who complete all course requirements.