309a East Africa Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation

Duration
Part 1: 1 week
Part 2: 3 weeks
Part 3: 1 week
Location
Part 1: NairobiKenya
Part 2: NorrköpingSweden
Part 3: Eastern AfricaEthiopia
Number of participants
Target Region
Africa
Closing date for applications
December 20, 2017

Invitation

SMHI hereby welcome organisations in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme Climate change - Mitigation and Adaptation. This round of the training programme has a special focus on Water resources incl. agriculture.

Objectives

The overall objective of this training programme is to combat the negative impacts of climate change on vulnerable people living in poverty by increasing knowledge, strengthening institutions, and developing capacity related to climate change in the co-operating countries. This shall be achieved through supporting processes of change in organisations responsible for taking national strategies/policies into action on national, district or local level.

Target Group

Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organisation and in accordance with national rules will be considered. The programme is primarily intended for individuals who have key positions in organisations related to national, regional or local community planning, who are actively involved in strategic decision making.

 

Candidates representing government organisations, private companies or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The candidates should hold an academic degree or have equivalent knowledge with at least five years of professional working experience. To achieve a good gender balance, applications from qualified women are especially welcome. Candidates who have earlier participated in a training programme financed by Sida cannot apply for this programme.

Contents

The ITP consists of ten training modules, including both scientific content and practical tools:

 

  • Climate data
  • Impacts on water resources
  • Impacts on agriculture & forest
  • Further impacts
  • Vulnerability analysis and risk assessment
  • Climate change mitigation, incl. international law
  • Adaptation and preventive actions
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Institutional development
  • Climate information services and communication

 

In addition, each applicant organisation shall formulate an Assignment that will be carried out by the participant during the course of the training. The assignment shall be related to the programme objectives and reflect issues that are of concern for the participant’s organisation. 

 

Contact

Organisation

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute - SMHI

Name

SMHI

Address

Folkborgsvägen 17
60176 Norrköping

Telephone

011-4958000

E-mail

cc_ea2018@smhi.se

Fax no.

011-4958001

Web

www.smhi.se/en/itp