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  • Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategy Training Versed Professional Services Limited

    Date: 09 - 13 Jan 2017
    Country: Kenya
    City/State: Nairobi

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Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategy Training

OTHER HOST(S): Versed Professional Services Limited (VPSL)

Type: Training Course Date: 09 - 13 Jan 2017 Location: Kenya (Nairobi)

Evaluating vulnerability and adaptation strategies is important to identify and measure the level of the short- and long-term threats (natural disasters, climate change) and the ability to cope with these threats. Evaluation can also inform and support decision-making, government policies, planning, international aid and investment, help and orientate processes for deciding on priorities in strategies and initiatives to reduce vulnerability and adapt and, finally, for defining and applying measures aimed at reducing present and future vulnerability.

This training is intended for professionals whose activities seek to support and strengthen capacities of participants in the UNFCCC process, particularly in the domain of vulnerability and adaptation.


5 days

Intended Audience

The training is intended for professionals working in projects related to climate change, vulnerability analysis, adaptation, mitigation and response.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will among other concepts gain a deep understanding of:

  • Terminologies in climate change vulnerability and adaptation
  • Concepts, frameworks, methodologies and tools for vulnerability and adaptation assessments
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation: From theory to practice
  • Be involved in Practical exercises relating to climate change

Course Content

Module 1: An introduction

  • Objectives, methodology and structure of the workshop
  • Vulnerability and adaptation: An Introduction
  • Glossary of terms and concepts
  • Background Paper on International Debates in Climate Change Policy
  • Background on frameworks, methods and tools for vulnerability and adaptation assessments: How to move from reactive to proactive approaches.
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation

Module 2: Concepts, frameworks, methodologies and tools for vulnerability and adaptation assessments

  • Concepts, frameworks and methodologies for vulnerability and adaptation assessments
  • Inventory of tools for vulnerability and adaptation assessments
  • Vulnerability: The tragedy of natural disasters
  • The consequences of vulnerability: Aid and Reconstruction
  • The implications of vulnerability: The social impacts resultant from disasters (1 mins 34)
  • Toolkit for Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments
  • Background on frameworks, methodologies and tools for vulnerability and adaptation assessments: How to move from reactive to proactive approaches
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation Bibliography

Module 3: Vulnerability and adaptation: From theory to practice.

This module includes a series of practical case studies on different issues, sectors, regions and/or countries. It demonstrates how to apply different methodological frameworks, concepts, methods and tools.

  • Case study 1: From the assessment of vulnerability to decision-making: Natural disasters and climate change in Central America
  • Case study 2: Vulnerability of coastal areas and climate change: The example of Senegal
  • Case study 3: An evaluation of the vulnerability of agriculture and adaptive strategies aimed at achieving food security in the Sahel: The example of the Niayes in Senegal
  • Case study 4: Food Security and Climate Change: Building Adaptation Strategies for Bangladesh.
  • Case study 5: Water resource management strategies in response to climate change in South Africa: Specific focus on municipal water in arid regions.

Module 4: Practical exercises: Objectives and organization

This module offers a series of practical exercises and applications covering a variety of themes. It walks participants through the theoretical aspects of vulnerability and adaptation assessments to their practical implementation. These practical exercises should be done in groups (balanced in terms of interest and expertise).

  • Objectives and organization of practical exercises
  • Working Groups’ reports (prepared by each group)
  • Group work exercises
  • Exercise 1: Food security and climate change
  • Exercise 2: Vulnerability indicators
  • Exercise 3: Multi-criteria analysis for the identification of national adaptation strategies

Module 5: Conclusions and lesson learned: Errors to avoid

This last section contains a critical analysis of all the lessons learned and the errors to avoid, based on case studies and practical exercises.

  • Conclusions: Errors to avoid
  • Course evaluation

Training Fee

Training Fee: $1,050

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Other Information

This training can also be  customized  for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us by email or telephone, details below: 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

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