RRC.AP Call for Applications: Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

Deadline: 31 May 2017

The UNDP in cooperation with the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Project and the Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) at the Asian Institute of Technology is seeking applications for its Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation with an aim to equip government officials and other stakeholders in the Asia and the Pacific region with economic tools necessary to identify, prioritize, design and implement climate-resilient projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate finance for adaptation action.

The Training Programme will be held on August 2017 and February 2018 at the Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Training Components

  • Introduction to key economic principles and review of impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific
  • Assessment of economic impacts of climate change, cost-benefit analysis of investment projects and climate-proofing options
  • Proposal development

Eligibility Criteria

  • The training programme is limited to 25 participants as follows:
    • Ten participants from target countries of the UNDP “Economics of Climate Change Adaptation” capacity building programme, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, will receive full scholarships covering travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
    • Five participants from Thailand and ten participants from other countries of Asia and the Pacific can attend on a self-funded basis.
  • Policy and technical staff from line ministries and national agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private sector, who are involved in national adaptation planning process, development of project proposals on climate change adaptation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into national strategies and plans; and
  • Experts in the field of economics or statistics from governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions who are involved in economic analysis of climate change adaptation actions and climate-resilient investments.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit Training Programme.

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