Catalyst-local winter academy on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Applying science and strategies at the community level

Training Course
Seeconsult GmBH
Other organizer:
Integrated Assessment Society, the (TIAS); United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS); Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático ) (UNAM); University of Guanajuato
01-13 Dec 2013
Mexico (Guanajuato city)

The "CATALYST-Local" Winter Academy invites young research students and post-doctoral researchers from across Europe and Mexico to come to Guanajuato State in Mexico, to learn from experienced trainers and local communities about both the theory and practice of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. This training event will enrich the research activities of the participants and increase their practical knowledge of the possibilities for and the limits to the implementation of the theory at the community level. Themes The course will include the following modules:

  • Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation

  • Vulnerability assessment and risk analysis

  • DRR and urban planning

  • DRR and ecosystems services

  • Participatory processes for DRR/CCA planning

  • Adaptive agriculture

  • Working in rural communities

  • Communication of DRR/CCA plans and information

  • 4-day applied project work

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How to register

Please email the complete application form to [email protected]


Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
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