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International course on climate change adaption in food security and natural resource management

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Posted on 25th May, 2016by Mrs. Manon Lent

Climatechange in sustainable development
Every year it becomes clearer that climate change is happening at a rapidpace and that it will have a profound impact on agriculture and management ofnatural resources. Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely toconstrain economic development and poverty reduction efforts.

Become involved with climate-smartstrategies
Climate change is again‘hot’ in public and political debate. Waves of attention seem to have relationwith what is happening in international climate negotiations. The upcomingParis UNFCCC Conference of Parties triggers much reaction from policymakers,NGOs and the private sector. But was have these negotiations to do with localproblems and initiatives for climate change adaptation? The focus of thiscourse is the translation of policy documents and research into climate-smartadaptation strategies. And about what you and your organisation can undertakeyourself for adaptation to climate change. Participants with an interest totake climate change adaptation further than the paper these policies arewritten on, are encouraged to apply. The training approach is interactive, withplenary and group work, study assignments, and a personnel action plan.

Course objectives

  1. Participants of this course will have full understanding of climate change adaptation concepts;
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Target audience
Applicants should have arelevant tertiary education, and at least three years of professionalexperience in a relevant field like policy development in agriculture, naturalresource management or sustainable development. Competence in the Englishlanguage is required.


NFP Fellowships
Nuffic has a limited number of fellowshipsavailable for nationals of certain countries
After you completed your registration for thiscourse, and you are eligible for NFP funding, you will receive anadmission letter with further instructions on the NFP application procedure.
Applications for NFP fellowships should be submitted online via the ATLASapplication form between 31 May and 19 July 2016. The linkand further instructions are given in the NFP admission letter.
For the latest information on NFP please check:

Practical information

Course date: 30 January – 10 February 2017
Fellowship deadline:  19 July 2016
Deadline alternative funding: 19 December 2016
Location: Uganda

For more information and online registration please visitour website:

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