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Reducing water vulnerabilities caused by drought, sea level rise, flash floods and landslides in the

Degree type
Certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
11 days
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
Start of program
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Institute for International Education
City
Rotterdam

Program description

The course is intended for NFP Alumni from  Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. Alumni from other countries from the region can also apply.  Alumni are allowed to invite colleagues, if well motivated and to a limited extent.

The course targets NFP alumni who are working or involved with city/region planning, management, environment and  infrastructure issues and are professionals occupying positions in different sectors of society, namely local and national government, private sector and NGOs. Participants will be chosen according to their professional experience in one or more of the following topics:  climate change and disaster risk reduction; water extremes vulnerability assessment, impacts of droughts, flood/landslides;  environment and infrastructure planning & management, gender responsive adaptation and climate change  adaptation action plans and regional cooperation.

The course is also addressed to those alumni working in academic and research institutions who are interested in sustainable  environment and infrastructure planning and management.   

Objectives:
By the end  of the course, participants will be able to:

1-Demonstrate and understand the influence of global trends of climate change in the increasing of droughts, flash floods, sea level rise, landslides and droughts occurrences in the Andes region coastal cities and territories, including El Nino and La Nina hydro-meteorological phenomena.

2-To identify and to locate (to map out) the water extremes related most vulnerable groups and activities, to use participatory tools to prepare historic disaster events list  and to propose gender responsive adaptation measures to reduce the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the droughts, flash floods, sea level rise , landslides and droughts.

3-Prepare  and manage at local and in community level gender responsive climate change adaptations strategies and action plans..

Course curriculum:
Module 1: Overview of climate change, disaster risk reduction, vulnerability and opportunities.

Module 2: Water extremes vulnerability assessment, impacts of droughts, flood/landslides, gender responsive adaptation measures and opportunities.

Module 3: Gender responsive adaptation action plans, strategies  and regional cooperation
The course includes, among others, lectures in sustainable housing technologies, disaster risk management, and resilient communities.

The course is a combination of lectures, guided debates, site visits to institutions and relevant projects, presentation of papers by participants, and group work.

Language: Spanish and English as a background material will be the languages of the course.

Admission requirements: A motivation statement expressing how the course will contribute to one’s professional development, and when applicable the link of  past and/or current professional experience and academic research in one or more of the main themes of the course. 

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