Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely to constrain economic development in sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry in many southern countries. But if you plan for it, adaptation to climate change is possible. With this course, you and your organisation can get involved. And acquire the theoretical knowledge and the skills to translate policy documents and research into climate-smart adaptation strategies at local level. You will take home a personal action plan to integrate your new knowledge and skills into your daily work at home.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Have full understanding of climate change adaptation concepts;
- Be 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;
- Acquire new concepts, skills, methodologies and experiences;
- Based on this be able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to implementation of climate change adaptation strategies and methodologies;
- Have prepared a personal action plan to integrate your new knowledge and skills into your daily work at home.
Course programme in more detail
Climate change is a fact. But if you plan for it, adaptation to climate change is possible. This requires strategic thinking by you and your organisation. This course enables you to become familiar with strategic planning for climate change adaptation and increased climate resilience.
Why adapt to climate change? Without appropriate responses climate change is likely to constrain economic development and poverty reduction efforts. Countries with economies rooted in climate sensitive sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry are expected to be hit hardest. This will be true for many countries in the South. Climate change is both a global and a local development issue, as it could jeopardise the livelihoods of millions. This is particularly so where communities are already vulnerable to changes and have limited coping capacity. Well-designed adaptation strategies can offer ways out.
€ 4,100.00 - This covers the tuition of the course. Since this course is online, there are no costs for accommodation, insurance or travel.
Deadline on June 22nd 2021 (early bird the 15th of June 2021) for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarships.
How to register
For who is this course?
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. Apart from practitioners in these fields, in the past we also welcomed staff members of private companies, a bank official and a journalist. Competence in the English language is required.
To register, please fill in this form.
The Application Procedure
- Register for the course of your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button on the webpage of this course. A registration form will open;
- Fill in the required fields of the registration form. Please note to write your date of birth without a zero (e.g. 1-5-1980 instead of 01-05-1980);
- Before you submit, check your details on the final page of the registration form;
- After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to directly click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. Without your confirmation, your registration cannot be processed;
- If you apply as an OKP or MSP-scholarship candidate, you will receive a registration letter for the scholarship at the beginning of the scholarship cycle.
- If you apply as a self-funded participant: we will forward your request for acceptance to the course leader. This can take some time as it depends on the coordinators' schedule (1-3 weeks);
- If you’re accepted into the course programme, we’ll send you an admission letter by e-mail;
- You receive all required travel documents from us after you are selected for the scholarship (OKP/MSP-scholarship candidates) or when we’ve received your payment (self-funded participant).
Technology Requirements Online Learning
Minimum technical and software requirements for online learning courses are:
- Stable internet connection: required to access the online learning platform and assignments (at least 3G mobile network).
- Hardware requirement: acces to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or a personal computer with webcam and microphone.