Catalyst-Local Winter Academy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

  • 2013•12•10     Bonn

    The CATALYST-Local Winter Academy is inviting young research students and post-doctoral researchers from across Europe and Mexico to come to Guanajuato State in Mexico, to learn from experienced trainers and local communities about both the theory and practice of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. This training event will enrich the research activities of the participants and increase their practical knowledge of the possibilities for and the limits to the implementation of the theory at the community level.

    Topics to be covered:

    • Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
    • Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
    • Vulnerability assessment and risk analysis
    • DRR and urban planning
    •  DRR and ecosystems services
    • Participatory processes for DRR/CCA planning
    • Adaptive agriculture
    •  Working in rural communities
    • Communication of DRR/CCA plans and information
    • 4-day applied project work


    seeconsult GmbH

    The United Nations University Institute for Environmental and Human Security

    Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático (PINCC) de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

    Universidad de Guanajuato , Mexico

    The Integrated Assessment Society

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    The deadline for applications is Sept. 23