ORGANIZER(S): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
Type: Training Course Date: 01 - 10 Oct 2012 Location: Thailand (Bangkok) Venue: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
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 those in the present or coming in the future, need to be swiftly addressed 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 exposures and industrialization in both developed and developing countries. Policy makers need to nurture this growth to be resilient to the risks of natural and climate change induced hazards.
However, understanding the scientific knowledge around climate change issues, along with the integration of possible mitigation and adaptation options into development policies and practices, is still proving a great challenge for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners.
To address this need, the â€œInternational Training Course on Climate Risk Management (CRM-04)â€ 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.
The course participants will be guided through a number of interactive sessions that will enable practitioners to acquire scientific knowledge, 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 t harmonize climate risk management, disaster risk reduction and development sectors to a common platform addressing underlying vulnerabilities within sustainable development context. Contemporary focus on climate risk management in urban and rural settings along with the sector challenges will be illustrated in this training course.
By completing the course, participants should be able to;
Conducted over a period of 10 days, the course is divided into six modules: The module details are as follow:
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
Event website: http://www.adpc.net/?CRM-4
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center invites practitioners from:
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/27426