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  • Climate change adaptation in food security and natural resource management Makerere University
    Wageningen University and Research Centre

    Date: 12 - 23 Feb 2018
    Country: Uganda

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Climate change adaptation in food security and natural resource management

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR)

MAIN HOST(S): Makerere University (MAK)

Type: Training Course Date: 12 - 23 Feb 2018 Location: Uganda

Course objectives

  • Participants of this course will have full understanding of climate change adaptation concepts;
  • They are able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the debate on climate change adaptation, either in the policy process and/or in providing knowledge to the policy process.
  • They will strengthen their positions in these processes on the basis of newly acquired concepts,skills and methodologies.

What themes will be covered in the course?

  • Understanding climate change (concepts such as adaptation and mitigation, causes and risks) and implications for food security, agriculture and natural resource management;
  • Concepts and assessment of vulnerability, resilience, coping strategies and sustainable development processes;
  • 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.

Training methods

This course uses interactive training methods. Topics are dealt with in a combination of lectures, plenary and group work, study assignments and role plays. Experiences and case studies of participants are the entry point for interaction. The course includes field work in the rural area of South Uganda, and interaction with policy makers and researchers to discuss and refine strategies for climate smart agriculture and natural resource management. It also includes the preparation of a personal action plan to integrate your new knowledge and skills into your daily work at home.

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.

Practical information

  • Price: 3,500 euro
  • Deadline: 18 December 2017
  • Deadline KOP (NFP): 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity)

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