The table below shows a detailed list of workshops that will take place during 2017. A description of each workshop follows the table.

Workshop Date Location Registration Closing Date
Adaptation Retreat 15 – 18 May 2017 Nieuwoudtville 28 April 2017
Adaptation for extreme events 29 May 2017 Grahamstown 09 May 2017
Practical Adaptation for Vulnerable Groups 20 – 21st June 2017 Nkomazi, Mpumalanga (2 Days) 1 June 2017
Practical Adaptation for Vulnerable Groups 25 – 26 July 2017 Durban (2 Days) 1 July 2017
Practical Adaptation for Vulnerable Groups 03 & 04 October 2017 Cape Town (2 Days) 28 September 2017
  1. Practical Adaptation for Vulnerable Groups: This 2-day training course will provide practitioners from government, research institutions and NGOs with a sound grounding in climate science, the developmental context of climate change adaptation and participatory adaptation approaches. Practical methodologies and tools will be provided, illuminated by examples from adaptation practice. The learning methodology is experiential and interactive and is aimed at enabling participants to design and facilitate adaptation processes for vulnerable communities. The course will be facilitated by Noel Oettlé and Shannon Parring.
  2. Adaptation for Extreme Events will be presented on 29th May 2017 in Grahamstown. This innovative training course will be held immediately before the 2017 Adaptation Colloquium, and will explore the specific context of enabling planners and practitioners to support potentially affected communities to adapt effectively to minimize the impacts of extreme weather events. The context of the course will be the realties and opportunities of government support for adaptation, and how research partnerships can contribute to generating necessary data and appropriate knowledge. The course will be facilitated by Nick Hamer, Sheona Shackleton and Noel Oettlé.
  3. Adaptation Retreat: A journey of discovery will be held 15 -18 May 2017 in  Nieuwoudtville. This retreat is aimed at more experienced adaptation practitioners who would like to reflect on their practice and explore innovative approaches and reflective spaces. The retreat will include some reflection in nature, course modules taught by community members and facilitation training.

Please contact Candice Arendse, candice@emg.org.za if you would like to register for any of these courses.

Travel and accommodation while attending these courses is at the cost of each participant. However, the Adaptation Network is able to provide a limited number of bursaries.

For more information about the courses and bursaries please contact:

Noel Oettlé: dryland@global.co.za

Candice Arendse: candice@emg.org.za