6th International Training Course on Climate Risk Management in a Changing Environment

Date:  1 - 10 Sep 2014

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Scholarships are available for government officials. For further information, please click here.



Broadly, the course intends to harmonize climate risk management, disaster risk reduction and development planning to enable a holistic approach for sustainable development.

Climate change and its impacts have become one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Climate-related risks, whether concurrent or prospective need to be addressed swiftly as part of the development strategy at any level, from a global level down to a local level.

With an upward growth trend in urban centers, population expansion and industrialization in both developed and developing countries, policy makers need to ensure resilience of development to the possible exacerbation of risks from hydro-meteorological hazards due to climate change.

However, understanding the science of climate change and potential interventions and their integration into development policies and practices has become a challenge for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners. The “International Training Course on Climate Risk Management (CRM-06)” offers a unique and timely opportunity for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners from: The Government, international organizations, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society organizations, private sectors and others to enhance knowledge, expertise and skills on Climate Risk Management enabling them to face this challenge. The course will illustrate climate risk management in urban and rural settings focusing on the sector challenges.


Conducted over a period of ten days, the course is divided into six modules. The module details are as follows:

  • Concepts and emerging directions of Climate Change and Climate Risk Management
  • Climate change projections and decision support tools in Climate Risk Management
  • Climate change and urban built systems
  • Climate change and rural ecosystems
  • Climate risk management planning and implementation
  • Future knowledge applications and conclusions


The course participants will be guided through a number of interactive sessions that will enable them to acquire scientific knowledge to assess climate risks and reduce climate risks strategically through: climate risk management planning, implementation and mainstreaming climate risk management into development policies and programs at different levels.


The course is currently offered in English only.

The teaching 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

Note: 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


By completing the course, participants should 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 to reduce climate induced risks at different levels
  • Discuss and be familiar with the climate change planning processes fordesigning climate risk management policies, strategies, programs andinterventions at different levels
  • Identify a menu of options for climate risk management to a given context.
  • Share good practices and lessons learned on climate risk managementfrom different contexts
  • Develop hands-on skills on how to develop a CRM initiative (project/program/action) using the existing knowledge in an innovative learning environment.


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.


  • Government policy makers and development practitioners representing planning agencies, local authorities, land use planning offices, disaster risk management agencies, climate change secretariats or offices attached to national level ministries or sub-national government authorities
  • UN development and environmental agencies, international organizations such as Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
  • Donor agencies and NGOs working on climate risk management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management or green development programs
  • Academies such as Universities, research institutes or training institutes on climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management
  • Private sector such as insurance and construction industries
  • Media and charity & faith based organizations working on climate change adaptation, climate risk management or disaster risk management


Internationally experienced practitioners and experts from different organizations will complement ADPC's in house expertise to conduct and facilitate the course.




Package A with accommodation US$2,825
Package B without accommodation US$2,075

The standard course fee of US$2,825 covers course tuition, training materials, single accommodation with breakfast (11 nights), two break refreshments & lunch (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/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$2,075

Applicants are highly recommended to stay at the hotel where the training is held. The room rate is approximately US$70-90 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 the organizations. The application can be submitted online at or offline through email, fax, or postal mail before July 19, 2013. The application form is available for download above. A more detailed course information will be sent to only accepted participants.

If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC account through bank or International Demand Draft (IDD) no later than July 1, 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 that 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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