This course is designed for people who want to gain a greater understanding of the implications of climate change for developing countries and the potential for adaptation. It is aimed particularly at professional staff from government agencies and NGOs who do not have existing specialisation in the field but who may have new responsibility or interest in the integration of climate change management into development planning, projects and policy.

The purpose of this interactive short course is to equip non-specialists with a comprehensive understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations and what the scope and prospects are for adapting to change in a development context. Drawing on staff from some of the world's leading research institutes on climate change and development (including the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia and UK's The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research), participants will gain state-of-the-art knowledge and have the opportunity to develop their analytical skills in this field through project work focusing on their own country context or professional sector.

For more information:

The Skills Development & Training Office, Overseas Development Group
University of East Anglia, Norwich
Tel: +44 1603 592340
Fax: +44 1603 591170