5th international training course on climate risk management in a changing environment

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Climate Change and Climate Risk Management) (ADPC)
Date:
19-28 Aug 2013
Location:
Thailand (Bangkok)
Venue:
Swissotel Nai Lert Park

Course background and purpose

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-05)” 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.

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

Course objectives

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 for designing climate risk management policies, strategies, programs and interventions 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 management from different contexts; and
  • Develop hands-on skills on how to develop a CRM initiative (project/program/action) using the existing knowledge in an innovative learning environment.

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


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Event fee

Package A with accommodation: $2,825; Package B without accommodation: $2,075

What is included in the event fee

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.


Target audience

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, Academe 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 and faith based organizations working on climate change adaptation, climate risk management or disaster risk management


How to register

Kindly send the complete application form via email to the event organizer, or by post to:

Training Services Unit (TSU)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower, Paholyothin Road
Samsen Nai, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400
Thailand Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92
Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012-13


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning, Governance
Countries:
Thailand
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