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Oxford Adaptation Academy - Creating Climate Adaptation Leaders 11 - 30 August 2014, Oxford, UK
by Vilma Hossini - Friday, 21 February 2014, 11:26 AM

Oxford Adaptation Academy - Creating Climate Adaptation Leaders

11 - 30 August 2014, Oxford, UK

Are you passionate about climate change and climate adaptation?

Do you want to develop practical skills in the field?

Are you ready to become a change maker?

Are you ready to take a lead in climate adaptation and invest in your future leaders by expanding your staff’s horizons?

Climate adaptation requires champions, leaders and agents of change. Join us in Oxford, UK this August and immerse yourself in the Adaptation Academy; an exciting, rigorous and challenging three-week learning programme to:

· Enhance your technical understanding of climate adaptation

· Introduce practical tools and approaches that are directly applicable to your everyday work

· Develop leadership and change management skills within your particular context.

The Adaptation Academy integrates four central learning themes:

1. Participants' role as change makers

2. Causal chains of climate science

3. Adaptation as a process, and

4. Project/Programme development.

From the halls of an Oxford college, explore your role, make new and binding friendships with future leaders, raise the bar on your own thinking and potential by rubbing shoulders with an internationally renowned adaptation community. Learn first-hand from expert practitioners and be inspired by leading intellectuals pioneering revolutionary interventions.

Emerge transformed and be prepared to find adaptation solutions for some of the most profound challenges ever to face the world and build a strong foundation for integrating climate adaptation into your work. Join world-renowned alumni and the leading global network on climate adaptation.

Now in its fifth year, the Adaptation Academy has a proven and unique professional development model that increases participants’ capacity for successfully "doing" adaptation instead of continuing to search for answers to the question: "what is adaptation?

In 2013, participants rated the course with an overall average score of 4.8 out of 5 based on extensive, anonymous feedback. Many are still in touch, practising what they learnt, supporting each other and building a robust global community of adaptation best practice.

For more information, see the attached flier and visit the 2014 Oxford Adaptation Academy website.

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Call for Applications: Master of Science Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” Deadline: 28 February 2014
by Vilma Hossini - Friday, 17 January 2014, 03:11 PM

The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the University of Bonn are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Joint International MSc Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security”.

The main purpose of the MSc programme is to provide postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. The programme is derived from different research areas such as vulnerability assessment,; resilience analysis,; risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human–environment systems; and environmentally induced internal displacement and trans-boundary migration. Once completed, this Master’s Degree will enable graduates to investigate and manage various resources related to natural disasters by implementing science-based principles and strategies from available theoretical and practical activities related to disaster risk management.

By the end of March/April applicants will be informed about the results of the selection process.

For further information, please contact: .

Applications should be submitted according to the indicated application procedure.

For more information on admissions, please click here.

To apply, please click here.




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