Online course on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Policies, Plans and Investments toward ISARD
27 January-19 May 2018
Background and Rationale
Click to downloadAdvancing inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) necessitates improving the resilience of rural communities. This involves making sure that agriculture and other natural resources are conserved and sustainably managed while reducing the risks of natural disasters. Livelihoods and habitation in agricultural and natural resource ecosystems are among the most vulnerable to climate change. The aftermath of extreme weather events due to changing climate has wrought much disaster and grave threats to the sustainability of efforts toward rural poverty reduction and food security.
Adaptation has been recognized as one of the key strategies to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change. The challenge is to come up with various adaptation strategies to strengthen the coping capacity of communities and the adaptive capacity of natural ecosystems. However, climate-induced disasters have become even more frequent, drawing decision-makers' attention towards disaster risk management (DRM) in addressing the challenges wrought by changing climate.
This ten-week course is designed as a foundational introduction into the functional elements of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) as reframed through the interaction of policies, strategies, and projects involving climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM). The course provides an update on the discourse of CCA and DRM and further introduces specific CCA and DRM methodologies and tools for practical applications.
At the end of the course, the online learner should be able to:
Review the evolving frameworks, approaches, and initiatives in CCA, mainstreaming CCA, and DRM vis-à-vis inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD);
Describe and explain generic processes and requirements on integrating CCA and DRM toward ISARD;
Appropriate the application of specific methodologies and tools for integrating CCA and DRM toward ISARD.
The course is offered to government planners and technical staff at the regional, national, and local levels, researchers and practitioners from centers of excellence and private organizations, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who are interested in acquiring fundamental knowledge of CCA and DRM and their relationship to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development.
All teaching and reference materials are in English.
PHP 5,500.00 (including miscellaneous fee of PHP 500.00) or USD 215.00 for foreign participants (includes application and course fees, USD 100.00 and USD 115.00, respectively).