Adaptation academy foundation course

Training Course
Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP)
12-30 Aug 2013
United Kingdom (Oxford)
Oxford University Department of Continuing Education (Rewley House)

The Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP) is an innovative knowledge led company which has assembled world experts in: climate change adaptation, adaptation planning and decision-making, climate change economics, climate vulnerability, climate impacts, climate science, leadership and theory of change. The GCAP leadership team has collectively over 100 years of experience and commitments from over two dozen leading global climate change experts. The Foundation Course integrates four central learning themes:

  1. Participants' role as change makers

  2. Causal chains of climate science

  3. Adaptation as a process

  4. Project/Program development

Building on these four central themes, we have developed a range of different modules and exercises to bridge knowledge and application, theory and practice. The content of the 2013 Foundation Course will be:

  • Concepts of climate change, risk, vulnerability and adaptation

  • Analyzing climate data for change and variability - trends and extreme events

  • Using climate change scenarios - uncertainty, probability, climate envelopes

  • Theory of change, leadership skills and communicating climate risks

  • Assessing vulnerability and impacts

  • Mapping socio-institutional networks, information flows and needs

  • National, sectoral, urban and local strategies and measures

  • Disaster risk reduction

  • Economics of adaptation and adaptation finance

  • Screening adaptation options to develop sound projects

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning in adaptation pathways

  • Project development and practical skills development

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Event fee

$7,500 (10% discount for early registration)

What is included in the event fee

Tuition, materials, accommodation, breakfast, lunches during the course and field trips.

How to register

Please register online. Early registration and payment discount ends: 1 April 2013 Final deadline for applications: 1 June 2013

Successful applicants will be advised within 21 days of applying. A deposit of $3,000 is required to secure your place, if accepted.


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