Climate Change Adaptation Training Courses 2017: Overview

During 2017 the Adaptation Network is offering five training courses in venues across South Africa.  The Practical Adaptation for Vulnerable Groups is offered in Cape Town in May, Nkomazi, Mpumalanga in July and Durban in July. The Adaptation Retreat: a journey of discovery is offered in Nieuwoudtville in April and Adaptation for extreme events in May.

Courses are free for Adaptation Network members.  Registration fees are payable by non-members only. Travel and accommodation is at the cost of each participant. We can provide a limited number of bursaries.   Please enquire with Candice Arendse: candice@emg.org.za

An overview of each course is provided below.

For more information, please contact Noel Oettle or Candice Arendse.  If you or your organisation is interested in signing up as a member: check our website or email Candice Arendse for more information.

Adaptation Retreat: A journey of discovery

  • 15 – 18 May 2017:  Nieuwoudtville (4 Days)

Adaptation Retreat: A journey of discovery 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.

  • Facilitators: Athina Copteros, Shannon Parring, Noel Oettlé
  • Registration fee for non-members: R 500
  • Registration closing date: 28 April 2017

To register please contact Candice Arendse: candice@emg.org.za

 

 

Adaptation for Extreme Events

  • 29 May 2017:  Grahamstown (2 Days)

Adaptation for Extreme Events, an innovative training course that will be held immediately before the 2017 Adaptation Colloquium, 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.

  • Facilitators: Nick Hamer, Bettina Koelle, Noel Oettlé
  • Registration fee for non-members: R 200
  • Registration closing date: 01 May 2017

To register please contact Candice Arendse: candice@emg.org.za

Practical Adaptation for Vulnerable Groups

  • 20 & 21 June 2017:  Nkomazi, Mpumalanga (2 Days)
  • 25 & 26 July 2017: Durban (2 days)
  • 3 & 4 September 2017:  Cape Town (2 Days)

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.

  • Facilitators: Noel Oettlé and Shannon Parring
  • Registration fee for non-members: R 200
  • Registration closing date for the Nkomazi workshop: 01 June 2017
  • Registration closing date for Durban: 01 July 2017
  • Registration closing date for Cape Town: 01 May 2017

To register please contact Candice Arendse: candice@emg.org.za