Third Resilience Academy

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    In the most vulnerable regions of our planet, the impact of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and cyclones threaten lives and livelihoods. The most affected regions include large deltas, small islands and exposed coastal regions as well as arid and semiarid lands, and areas affected by glacier and permafrost melt. People on the frontlines of climate change face severe risks from extreme weather and slow onset processes, including coastal inundation, catastrophic floods, and extended drought conditions. These stresses have the potential to render spaces effectively unproductive and uninhabitable. A central question for practice, policy and research revolves around the resilience of peoples whose livelihoods systems and settlements are threatened. The Resilience Academy will provide a platform for connecting communities of expertise (early phase practitioners, academics and policy analysts), examining livelihood resilience in the face of extreme weather events and slow-onset environmental changes.

    Who is invited and what are we aiming for

    The Academy aims at a balance of participants from different parts of the world and with different thematic backgrounds. The Academy will bring together a group of young professionals, including academic scholars, and practitioners. Different perspectives are important to foster a common understanding. Our goal is to:

    • Produce scientific papers for publication in international peer-reviewed journals;
    • Develop strategies to disseminate outputs of the Academies in the UNFCCC decision making process and other strategic policy processes.
    • Produce policy-relevant research including policy briefs.

    Teachers and Facilitators:Participants will play an important role in setting the agenda of the Academy and providing content. To complement the expertise in the group, we will invite key resource persons, such as IPCC authors and UNFCCC delegates.

    Dates and Venues

    • Bangladesh: Near Dhaka, 6th to 12th September 2015
    • Germany: Near Munich, 4th to 10th September 2016
  • To apply, please provide the following

    • One concise paragraph describing how your work relates to the central theme of the 2015 and 2016 Academies: Enhancing Resilience to Minimize Loss and Damage – Providing Knowledge for the UNFCCC;
    • An up-to-date CV, including a list of publications;
    • A letter of recommendation.

    Advanced English language skills will be necessary.

    Please, send all materials in one email with the subject line “ACADEMY” to:

  • Accommodation, local transport and meals will be organized and funded by the hosts. Upon request a limited budget for supporting further travel costs will be available.

  • Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson