Due to the COVID-19 outbreak situation in Thailand, so we postpone this course to new schedule of Jul 27-Aug 7, 2020

6th Training Course on Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change

Date:  27 Jul - 7 Aug 2020

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Do you want to become a change manager and enhance your capacity to encourage communities, governments and businesses to adapt climate-related hazards? In this course, we focus on climate related disasters such as floods, cyclones, storm surges and drought and the question how vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards can be reduced to build resilient communities.




Rapid and unplanned urbanization, the growing number and magnitude of disasters globally, and the uncertainty over climatic variations are factors which increase the exposure and vulnerability of communities, their livelihoods, physical infrastructure and economic networks.

Climate change adaptation & disaster risk management
Reducing vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards is critical to achieving sustainable development. Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) promote resilience in the face of hazards. They are both concerned with reducing communities’ vulnerabilities and increasing risk resilience. However, most countries treat the two policy fields separately with different departments taking up the responsibility for either DRM or CCA but using overlapping methods and tools to monitor, analyse and address disaster and climate change risks. In the face of these challenges, improved coordination of DRM and CCA activities and integrated mainstreaming of disaster and climate risks into development planning are needed. At the same time, to reduce exposure and manage climate risks, institutional arrangements have to be strengthened and societal capacities enhanced. Every organization, whether government or business or civic, needs a forward-thinking manager who can anticipate and prepare for risks. This two week intensive course will give you new insights, perspectives and tools to become one of them.

Interactive course
The course 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. The training programme is organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University & Research and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.


Faced with climate change and variability, stakeholders in development need to address in an integrated way the concerns, which are common to both the fields of adaptation and disaster risk management. In doing so, some key priorities for sustainable development can be identified. Simply reducing the uncertainty of climate projections cannot fully support adaption without strongly appreciating the global trends of population increase and its associated land and water use changes.

Being forced to embrace uncertainty and complexity, stakeholders urgently need to develop effective strategies for change processes that affect communities, organizations and institutions. To address these issues, in partnership with Wageningen Centre of Development Innovation, ADPC is pleased to announce the special training course on managing risk in the face of climate change from March 16-27, 2020.


This course includes:

● A general introduction & conceptual foundation to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management(DRM), and the link between CCA and DRM;
● Ways to examine how to integrate CCA and DRM;
● Learnings on how to ‘frame’ the problem -tools for examining the perspectives of different stakeholders over the priority given for disaster risk and climate change;
● Learnings on how to ‘frame’ possible solutions – e.g. intervention tools;
● Lessons on how to influence policies for CCA and DRM – practicing communicating interventions.


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. Participants 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.


If you are interested to register to this course, you are recommended to visit the course information at the link below and register for the course 'Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change. Depending on your nationality, your organization 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.