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      January 25, 2021

      Monday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Westlands, Off Church rd
      Nairobi, Nairobi Municipality

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      Climate Change Adaptation In A Changing Environment

      INTRODUCTION
      Climate change impacts will affect social and ecological systems in complex and broad-ranging ways as technological, economic, social and ecological changes take place across regions, groups and sectors. Many of these impacts, such as impacts on ecological systems, have cascading effects on social, economic and health outcomes. 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. 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. It is well recognized that a response strategy to climate change is an additional and new area of sustainable community development, that in addition to many other local priorities like reducing poverty, improving sanitation and safe access to fresh water, health issues and diminishing ecological resiliency.

      DURATION
      5 days.

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      • Conduct and interpret vulnerability assessments by understanding its key components of exposure, sensitivity and capacity
      • Identify impacts of future climate change and climate variability on human well-being and environment
      • Identify key areas of integration, in which adaptation to climate change goes hand-in hand with other development priorities and building resilience in natural and human systems;
      • Identify and develop basic elements of an implementation plan to progress with adaptation options.

      COURSE OUTLINE
      Module 1:
      Principles and key concepts
      • Introduction to climate change and climate change adaptation
      • Strategy development and planning for Climate Change Adaptation
      • Legal frame work for Climate Change Adaptation
      • Characteristics of Vulnerability and Scope of the Assessment
      • Vulnerability Assessments and the DPSIR Framework
      o Defining vulnerability
      o Vulnerability to climate change
      • Monitoring Vulnerability

      Module 2:
      Introduction to GIS for Climate change
      • Introduction to GIS software
      • Planning for a GIS system installation
      • Working with a GIS software
      • Introduction to GPS
      • GPS data collection
      • GPS data download

      Module 3:
      Impacts of Climate Change and their Assessment
      • Economic sector
      • social structure
      • Agriculture
      • Natural resources
      • Migration and disasters

      Module 4:
      Climate Change Response
      • Creating Responses: Determining the adaptation options
      • Mainstreaming climate change into development decisions
      • Developing adaptation responses
      • Contingency Planning

      Knowledge resources for Climate Change Adaptation
      • Climate modeling climate forecasting and applied technologies for Climate Change monitoring
      • Vulnerability assessment
      • Uncertainties and risk management
      • Capacity building for Climate Change Adaptation
      • The role of GIS and Remote Sensing in climate forecasting and modeling

      Module 5: Prioritizing Adaptation Responses
      • Developing a Basic Implementation Plan and a Communication Strategy
      o Implementing adaptation responses
      o Communicating climate change and adaptation

      Cost: The course fee is KES 65,000.00 or USD 800.00. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs. Organizations who send more than three participants automatically qualify for a 10% discount.

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