Climate change and its impacts have become one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Climate-related risks, whether concurrent or prospective, need to be addressed swiftly as part of development strategies at all levels.
With population expansion and rapid industrialization in both developed and developing countries, policy-makers need to ensure resilience to the possible exacerbation of risks caused by hydro-meteorological hazards due to climate change. However, understanding the science of climate change and integrating adaption measures into development policies and practices has become a challenge for development and disaster risk reduction practitioners. Illustrating climate risk management in urban and rural settings and focusing on the sectoral challenges, ADPC's training course offers a unique opportunity for these professionals to enhance their knowledge, expertise, and skills on the topic.
In the course, participants will be guided through a series of interactive sessions that will enable them to acquire scientific knowledge to assess and strategically reduce climate risks. The aim of the course is to harmonize climate risk management, disaster risk reduction, and development planning into a holistic approach to sustainable development.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the science, systems and societal issues of climate change, impacts of climate change and their linkages with climate-induced extreme events
- Assess specific sector vulnerabilities to climate change in different settings
- Utilize decision support systems for assessing climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risks and use the tools for designing climate risk management policies, programs, and interventions
- Discuss climate change planning processes for designing climate risk management policies, strategies, programs and interventions
- Identify a menu of options for climate risk management to a given context
- Share good practices and lessons learned on climate risk management (CRM) from different contexts
- Develop hands-on skills on how to develop a CRM initiative using the existing knowledge in an innovative learning environment
Module 1: Concepts and emerging directions of climate change and climate risk management
basic concepts and terminologies in climate risk management
Fundamentals of Climate Change Science Defining weather, climate, and climate change
- The science behind climate change: greenhouse effect etc.
- Climate Change and climate variability
- Emerging directions of Climate Risk Management practice
- Climate change and extreme events
- Linkage and overlap of CCA and DRR
Module 2: Climate change projections and decision support tools in climate risk management
Overview of climate modeling for climate risk management, overview of projection and modeling of climate change and its impacts
- Projection of future climate change: General Circulation Model, Regional Circulation Models, Atmospheric and Oceanic Models etc.
- Use and applications of the projections and climate model outputs in planning and policy formulation
- Accessing Local Climate Scenarios and Climate Risk Mapping
- Downscaling of global and regional climate models into local climate scenarios
- Overview of a downscaled climate modeling output for local climate scenarios
Module 3: Climate change and urban built systems
Overview of the projected issues of climate change and urban built system Overview of the urban settings and climate change impacts on the built systems
- Housing and public amenities / urban settlements/heat island
- Urban infrastructure, common amenities, drainage and flood controls
- Water, sanitation and hygiene and health
- Managing megacities / coastal cities in changing climate
- Case study example of climate risk management in urban built systems
- Detailed case study and critical overview of a case study on urban climate risk management
Module 4: Climate change and rural ecosystems
Overview of the projected issues of climate change and rural ecosystems
- Overview of the rural ecosystems and climate change impacts on various eco-systems
- Sustainable livelihoods
- Agriculture and food security
- Case study on climate management in rural settings
- Detailed case study and critical overview of an agricultural climate risk management project
Module 5: Climate risk management planning and implementation
- Climate Risk Management Planning Processes at the national level, sub-national and local levels
Climate forecasts and applications for proactive risk management
- Description of various types of climate forecast products (including short, medium, Seasonal, long-range)
- Integration of climate change adaptation in urban built environment and local development programs
- Climate proofed housing and infrastructure
- Urban drainage and flood controls
- Public health
- Coastal city and urban land use planning
Integration of climate risk management in rural development and ecosystem-based programs focusing on agriculture and livelihoods Agriculture based adaptation (crops, aquaculture and animal husbandry)
- Incorporation of climate forecasts for selection of livelihood options including selection of crops
- Crop insurance and microfinance for climate resilience
- Farmer’s field schools and data advocacy for climate resilience
- Concrete examples of two climate forecast applications one in a rural setting (e.g. CFA examples) and another in an urban setting (i.e. Urban flood forecast in Jakarta).
- Climate resilience indicators
- Overview to climate resilience
- Climate resilience indicators in urban built environment
- Climate resilience indicators for coastal environment
- Climate resilience indicators in rural agriculture based environment
Cross-cutting issues to address climate change, Climate Risk Management and socially vulnerable groups Gender, children, elderly, differently abled people
- Other marginalized groups
- Extreme events and findings of SREX report
- Early warning system development and contingency planning for effective response to changing hazardous environment
- Economics of Climate Change and Climate Risk Management
- Climate Risk Communication
- CRC at national and sub-national level
- CRC at local levels
Module 8: Future knowledge applications and conclusions
Hands-on exercise on project concept development exercise
- Exercise on development of two project concept notes (in a brief manner) using the knowledge from the earlier
- sessions (one reflecting urban setting and another on rural setting)
- Presentation of the project concept in groups and mock evaluation of the proposals by a technical team, course
- conclusions and way forward
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 on details below:
Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.
Email: training @versedpro.com
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
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.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.
Mob: +254 7739167709
Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.
- All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
- Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
- The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
- In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept the substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.
- Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
- A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training
- Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, Tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.