International Training Course on Managing Risk in the Face of Climate Change

Date:  31 Mar - 11 Apr 2014

Venue: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 adaptation 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 the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR, ADPC is pleased to announce the special training course on Managing risk in the face of climate change from 31 March - 11 April 2014. Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University of Netherlands and the DLO foundation.


Conducted over a period of ten days, the course is divided into seven modules:

  • Fundamentals of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
  • Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
  • CCA and DRM Interface and Synergy Points
  • Assessing Resilience for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
  • Framing the Problem
  • Framing the Possible Solutions
  • Influencing Policy for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management


Proficiency in English is required.


This course aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in development for adapting to changing climate-related hazards and improving resilience and disaster preparedness through:

  • Establishing linkage between impact of climate change and climate-related disaster risk
  • Assessing disaster risk and vulnerability related to climate-related disaster, climate change and climate variability
  • Familiarizing with national disaster management plans, national adaptation plans and development plans, and determine interface and synergy points
  • Determining resilience and adaptive capacity level of people
  • Applying the understanding of risk perception, complexities and uncertainties issues faced on the ground to enhance the design of practical adaptation plans
  • Pulling together key tools, resources and partnerships for enhanced adaptation planning
  • Utilising scientific information to develop appropriate and innovative integrated DRM and CCA strategies to reduce risks
  • Establishing appropriate ways to overcome potential barriers to adaptive action


This training programme is designed for managers, policy makers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and climate change. They may work in public and civic society sectors, for universities, national research or development programmes, for government organisations or NGOs.

Prerequisite: Preferably have a working understanding of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and/or Disaster Risk Management (DRM).




For $2,410 you can participate in the 2 weeks course from 31 March -11 April 2014.

This fee includes the tuition fee, full board and lodging and all other course related costs. This offer excludes your travel costs.

Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by the organizations. An application form can be submitted online on website at

Application form should be submitted to ADPC by 20 February 2014 through email, fax, postal mail (see ADPC contact information below) or on ADPC website. Course information will be provided once you have been accepted for the course.

If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC account through bank or International Demand Draft (DD) no later than 28 February 2014 . 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 the participation criteria described above have been met. Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, a full refund less 15% of course fee for banking charges and administrative costs will be made. No refunds are available for cancellation within 3 weeks prior to course commencement.


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