International course on managing risk in the face of climate change

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Training Services Department) (ADPC)
Date:
09-20 Dec 2013
Location:
Thailand (Bangkok)
Venue:
Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel
Language:
English

COURSE OBJECTIVE

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
· Familiarising 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

PREREQUISITES

Preferably have a working understanding of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and/or Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Proficiency in English is required.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Conducted over a period of ten days, the course is divided into seven modules:
Module 1: Fundamentals of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
- Overview of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and their Contributions to Sustainable Development
- Global and Regional Approaches to CCA and DRM
- Overview of Climate Change and the Fundamentals of Climate Change Science (Basic Concepts and Terminologies in CCA)
- Projected Climate Change Impacts on Selected Sectors with Special Lecture on IPCC AR4
- Framework for Guiding Adaptation (Resilience, Transition, Transformation)

Module 2: Fundamentals of Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
- Overview of Natural Disasters and the Science of Natural Disasters
- Disaster Risk Management Framework
- Special Lecture on GAR2013 and SREX
- Disaster Risk Assessment

Module 3: CCA and DRM Interface and Synergy Points
- Overview of National-level Plans Relevant for Managing Risks (Synergy Points, Case Studies, Good Practices and Sharing)
- Interface between CCA and DRM within National Plans and Policies
- Identification of Hotspots (People-Planet-Profit)
- Make Rich Pictures
- Problem Tree or Theory of Change

Module 4: Assessing Resilience for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
- Mind-sets and Paradigms (Risk Perception)
- Concept of Resilience and Adaptive Capacity

Module 5: ‘Framing’ the Problem
- Managing Uncertainty and Complexity
- Situational Analysis and Multi-Stakeholder Processes
- Risk Management of Emerging Issues (Inclusion of Socially Vulnerable Groups)

Module 6: ‘Framing’ the Possible Solutions
- Policy Processes Supporting CCA and DRM
- Mainstreaming CCA and DRM Processes at National, Sub-- National and Local Level
- Negotiation Skills and Powergame
- Adaptation Strategy Development + Develop Strategy for Case
- Disaster and Climate Proof Strategy Analysis (Criteria, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Prioritizing of Plans)
- Financing Adaptation Plans (Funding Mechanism, Funding Strategies, Insurance, Challenges)
- Preparation for Making Your Pitch
- Influencing Development Instruments for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management

Module 7: Influencing Policy for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
- Risk Communicationof Uncertainty
- Making Your Pitch (Presentation on Action Plans/Project Concepts to “Donors”, Government and Other Stakeholders)
- Recap from Making Your Pitch and Course, Challenges in Integrating DRM and CCA and Ways Forward
- Personal Project Concept Development towards Sustainable Development (Work on Personal Action Plan / Proposal / Policy Brief / Output)
- Course Conclusion and Way Ahead (Future Planning 2015 and Beyond: MDGs, New Framework HFA and Challenges)


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Event fee

1,750 Euro

What is included in the event fee

You can participate in the 2 weeks course from 09-20 December 2013 This fee includes the tuition fee, full board and lodging and all other course related costs. This offer excludes your travel costs.

Target audience

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.

How to register

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 http://www.adpc.net/tsu/sign-in.asp.

Application form should be submitted to ADPC by 30th November 2013 through email, fax, postal mail at tsu@adpc.net or online at http://www.adpc.net/tsu/sign-in.asp. Pre-course information will be provided once you have been accepted for the course.

Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Thailand
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