International course on managing risk in the face of climate change

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
Date:
31 Mar - 11 Apr 2014
Location:
Thailand (Bangkok)
Venue:
Swissotel, Nai Lart Park

The case for climate change adaptation for sustainable development

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.

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

$2,410

What is included in the event fee

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 20 February 2014 through email, fax, postal mail (see ADPC contact information below) 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.

PAYMENT

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.

CANCELLATIONS

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.

CONTACT ADDRESS

Training Services Department (TSD)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
979/66-70, 24th Floor SM Tower
Paholyothin Road, Samsen Nai
Phayathai Bangkok, 10400
Tel: +66 (02) 298 0681-92
Cell Phone: +6687 6977535
Fax: +66 (02) 298 0012-13
Email: tsu@adpc.net
Skype ID: ADPC_Training
URL: www.adpc.net


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Thailand
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