Climate change adaption in food security and natural resource management

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Uganda
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Wageningen University
Wageningen University and Research Centre

Climate change is again ‘hot’ in public and political debate. Waves of attention seem to have a relation with what is happening during international climate negotiations. This course focuses on translating policy documents and research into climate-smart adaptation strategies. The course also informs you and your organisation of how to facilitate adaptation to climate change. If you have an interest in taking climate adaptation further than the papers that policies are written on, you are encouraged to apply. Involving field work in South Uganda, the training approach is interactive, with plenary and group work, study assignments, and a personal action plan.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have a full understanding of climate change adaptation concepts.
  • Be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the debate on climate change adaptation, either in the policy process and/or by providing knowledge to the policy process.
  • Be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies and methodologies. 

What themes will be covered in the course?

  • Understanding climate change (concepts such as adaptation, mitigation, causes and risks) and implications for food security, agriculture and natural resource management.
  • Climate-smart agriculture and natural resource management.
  • Examples of adaptation strategies to climate change.
  • Policy-making processes, advocacy, and integrating climate change issues into existing policy processes and rural development strategies.

Target audience

Applicants should have a relevant tertiary education, and at least three years of professional experience in a relevant field like policy development in agriculture, natural resource management or sustainable development. Competence in the English language is required.

The course fee is €3,700. Please apply by 16 December 2019. The deadline for the Orange Knowledge Programme fellowship, which covers key costs, is 27 July 2019.

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