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International course on Managing risk in the face of climate change (fellowship opportunity)

23 March – 03 April 2015
Application deadline: 09 February 2015
Application deadline fellowships: 21 October 2014

More information on fellowships: www.studyinholland.nl/nfp or www.studyinholland.nl/mena

The increased incidence and scale of floods, cyclones, drought, the rapid and unplanned urbanization and the uncertainty over climatic variations are all factors that increase the exposure and vulnerability of communities, their livelihoods, physical infrastructure and economic networks.

Managing risk and building resilience

Reducing communities vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards is critical to achieving sustainable development. Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) both promote resilience and aim to enhance societal capacities to manage risks and reduce exposure. Improved coordination of DRM and CCA activities and integrated mainstreaming of disaster and climate risks into development planning is needed. To support communities, governments and businesses to prepare and manage climate or disaster impacts, forward-thinking managers who promote resilience by facilitating integration of disaster risk management and climate change adaption are needed.
Course objectives

This course will give you the opportunity to become a manager of change. Your capacity to support adaptation to changing climate-related hazards and improved resilience and disaster preparedness will be enhanced. The course will explore trends in disaster risk, the related factors contributing to the complexity of the planning environment, and the uncertainty of climate change.

The programme has an interactive nature and incorporates group work, case studies, interactive lectures, discussions, presentations and excursions to offer background, theoretical aspects, as well as practical approaches. Resource persons from different disciplines will expose you to a broad range of domains.

With kind regards,

Manon van Lent
Project Support Department

Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
P.O. Box 88
6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Email:     manon.vanlent@wur.nl
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