International short course: Managing risk in the face of climate change

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International short course: Managing risk in the face of climate change

Time: March 19, 2018 to March 30, 2018
Location: Thailand
Event Type: international, short, course
Organized By: organised in cooperation between Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
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Event Description

Reducing vulnerabilities and exposure to natural hazards is key to building resilient communities. This requires integrated mainstreaming of disaster and climate risks into sustainable development policies and practice. To encourage communities, governments and businesses to prepare and manage climate or disaster impacts forward-thinking managers who promote resilience are needed.

Course objectives
This course will give you the opportunity to become a manager of change. Your capacity to encourage 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 and variability 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.


Target audience
This training programme is designed for managers, policy makers, specialists and researchers who are professionally involved in the management of risks and hazards and climate change; they may work in public and civic society sectors, for universities, national research or development programmes, for government organisations or NGOs. You need at least have 3 years professional experience and proficiency in English is required.


This course is organised in cooperation between Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.


Practical Information
Date: 19 - 30 March 2018
Application deadline: 05 February 2018
Application deadline KOP (NFP): 18 October 2017 (for a Scholarship opportunity)
Location: Thailand
Registration via the website

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