ORGANIZER(S): International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
Type: Training Course Date: 17 - 26 Nov 2015 Location: Philippines (Silang, Cavite) Venue: IIRR Yen Center
Type: Training Course Date: 10 - 19 Oct 2017 Location: Philippines (Silang, Cavite)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asserts, "there can be no food security without climate security". This thought is central to this course. It equips participants with working knowledge about climate change and its links to food and livelihood security. It puts emphasis on building and strengthening participants' capacity to facilitate community level climate change work. They will learn and practice participatory tools in designing and implementing climate change actions at the community level. Samples of farm and community level adaptation practices will be shared through case stories, field observations and community interactions. The course uses a combination of classroom instruction using adult learning methodologies, project visits and community level practicum where participants practice use of participatory tools.
By the end of the course, participants shall have:
The course uses a participatory training approach. Short lectures are complemented by group exercises, case study analysis, plenary discussions and field visits to communities. The trainers are experienced IIRR professionals and others from organizations that practice engaging communities in climate change actions.
This module will provide the participants a basic understanding of the various concepts used in climate change adaptation and resilience building work. This will allow the participants to have a solid conceptual basis in partnering with communities on climate change issues. In addition to discussions of the science of climate change, there will also be discussions of the human and social dimensions of climate change. The concept of community-based adaptation will be shared in this module. Facilitators will share experiences in building adaptive capacities of communities and vulnerable sectors.
The Climate Smart Agriculture Approach and CMDRR will also be discussed to highlight various technologies, practices, strategies and mechanisms that address climate change impacts by rural-based sectors.
This module will start with basic appreciation of the importance of community engagement in climate change work. The participants will also learn and practice the use of participatory methods and tools to collect and analyze data for participatory climate vulnerability assessment and community adaptation planning. A field practicum will be organized for participants to practice the use of tools. There will be a panel discussion on IIRR field experiences on the use of various strategies to engage communities in climate change.
Relevant and scalable interventions and strategies in climate change adaptation and mitigation will be discussed and analyzed to draw lessons and reflect on its implications on participants' areas of work. There will be field visits to communities and institutions with exemplary models.
In this module, participants will prepare an action plan that synthesizes lessons learned from the course and translates these into actions that will improve their current climate change programs and projects. Facilitators ensure that their action plans are based on the participants' field realities and their organizations and program thrusts.
Event website: http://iirr.org/our-impact/global-learning/
Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/39141