Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Climate Change Adaptation Mitigation and Resilience

Course Overview

Our climate is changing rapidly and communities all over the world are feeling the impact. Climate change impacts affect social and ecological systems in complex and broad-ranging across regions, groups and sectors. Many of these impacts have cascading negative effects on social, economic and health outcomes of communities especially in food and livelihood security. In order to respond to climate change, more vigorous actions are required to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and to adapt to unavoidable consequences that are increasing vulnerability around the world. While Africa has contributed the least to climate change, it’s the hardest hit by its effects. Communities in Africa consequently need to learn to cope with the effects of climate change including warmer temperatures, drier soils, floods, droughts and other changes in weather extremes. At different governance levels and scales, appropriate responses are needed to mitigate and build adaptive community capacity and therefore resilience against effects of climate change. This training places local sustainability, its development challenges and local vulnerabilities in the context of climate changes at regional and global levels in order to understand their linkages. And develop local strategies that support poverty reduction, build community resiliency while supporting and preserving biodiversity

Course objectives: 

The overarching objective of the course is to provide the participants with knowledge on how climate change can be integrated into natural resources management policy, programmes, projects and other community-based climate change response actions in which the participants are or will be involved in.

 Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance participant’s knowledge on the fundamentals of climate change science
  • Equip course participants with knowledge and skills in climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Train participants on approaches to build community resilience against climate change
  • Equip participants with a better understanding of climate change and its impacts on food security
  • Enhance participant’s awareness on the challenges and opportunities in climate change governance.
  • Equip participants with skills to be able to conduct stakeholder, vulnerability & resilience assessments to support decision making processes.
  • Strengthen participant’s skills for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy and negotiation to help for establishment of more effective governance structures
  • Enable participants to explore institutional arrangements needed for addressing food security and climate change linkages
  • Strengthen the participant’s capacity of planning processes to deliver climate change action
  • Enhance participants understanding of the international climate change legal and policy framework and appreciate the key issues under negotiation

Target group 

The course targets policy and decision makers and civil servants in national ministries and local authorities, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sectors working in agriculture, environment and natural resources management; Researchers and students. Participants need to have relevant education background. 

Course Duration 

Five days

Course Outline

The course is structured around six major topics/modules:

1. Introduction to Climate Change Science

Human contribution to climate change; observed changes in climate change; projected future trends and impacts of climate.

2. International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change 

The international legal and policy framework on climate change including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol.

3. Climate Change Mitigation 

Mitigation strategies and integrating mitigation into planning and economic sectors.

4. Climate Change Adaptation 

Vulnerability of agriculture to changing climate, assessment of climate vulnerability, global adaptation initiatives and programmes.

5. Climate change and resilient pathways 

Building climate resilience among smallholder farmers and concepts of climate smart agriculture.

6. Climate Change Finance

Major streams of international climate finance.

7. Planning for Climate Change 

Integrating Climate Change in food and nutritional security programmes and projects; and towards low carbon agricultural development; international programmes and initiatives to support climate change planning

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Mar 18, 2024 Mar 22, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Apr 22, 2024 Apr 26, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
May 27, 2024 May 31, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Jul 01, 2024 Jul 05, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Aug 05, 2024 Aug 09, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Sep 09, 2024 Sep 13, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Oct 14, 2024 Oct 18, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Nov 18, 2024 Nov 22, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Apr 01, 2024 Apr 05, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
May 06, 2024 May 10, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Jun 10, 2024 Jun 14, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Jul 15, 2024 Jul 19, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Aug 19, 2024 Aug 23, 2024 Online $ 1000 Register
Sep 23, 2024 Sep 27, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Oct 28, 2024 Nov 01, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Dec 02, 2024 Dec 06, 2024 Online $ 400 Register

Registration Process

Enrolling in our training programs is effortless! Upon submitting your details on the course registration link, a representative will get in touch with the relevant information.

Group Discounts

Boost your team's skills and maximize value with our attractive group discounts. Enroll 3 or more participants and enjoy significant discounts on any of our training programs.

Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

Our commitment our clients success extends beyond the training program. We offer ongoing 3 months support through Q&A sessions, online forums, and access to our expert instructors.

Tailor-Made Course

We design customized training programs and inhouse workshops to meet specific training needs and organizational goals. Contact us to find out more: training@perk-gafrica.com