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.


Package A without accommodation: USD 2,075
Package B with accommodation:
USD 2,900

The standard course fee of USD 2,075 covers course tuition, training materials, refreshments; two breaks and lunch daily (Monday-Friday) during the training, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch on weekends, all dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who want to stay at the hotel where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course package B.

It is strongly recommended for participants to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The room rate is approximately USD70-90 per single occupancy room per night including daily buffet breakfast.

Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at

If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer or International Demand Draft (IDD) no later than June 17, 2017. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal cheques are not accepted as a form of payment.

If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided that the participation criteria described above have been met. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.