Deadline: 3 May 2020
The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) hereby welcome organizations in Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe to nominate candidates for the Advanced International Training Programme Climate change – Mitigation and Adaptation.
SMHI is proud to provide this International Training Programme on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation on behalf of Sida.
The overall objective of this training programme is to improve national, local and institutional governance to minimize the negative impacts of Climate Change. This will be achieved through supporting processes of change in order to mainstream Climate Change awareness, adaptation and mitigation techniques into planning and decision-making.
Participants in the programme and their respective organizations will build capacity in the following fields:
- Climate Change impact and how to contribute to mitigation and adaptation, with focus on agriculture and water.
- Use of climate and seasonal forecasting data in strategic planning and development of action plans
- Identification of sectors vulnerable to climate change and groups in society and how to effectively integrate gender issues into policy and decision making
- Building climate change resilience through disaster risk reduction
- Design and implementation of Climate Change mitigation and adaptation projects.
The programme is designed for professionals and organizations who are motivated and in a position to contribute practically to climate change adaptation and mitigation. The ultimate beneficiaries are the general public, through improved policies, strategies and programmes designed to minimize the negative effects of climate change.
The programme has a strong focus on agriculture and water resources, planning and communication of climate information.
The following topics will be addressed:
- Climate data
- Climate change impact on water resources
- Climate change impact on agriculture and forestry
- Further climate change impacts
- Vulnerability and risk assessment
- International law, conventions and negotiation on climate change
- Climate financing
- Good climate change governance
- Climate information services and climate change communication
- Phase 1 – Preparation (part-time, in home country)
- Phase 2 – Start-up seminar in Maputo, Mozambique (1,5 week)
- Phase 3 – Advanced training in Sweden (2,5 weeks)
- Phase 4 – Work with the Change Project (6 months, part-time, in home country)
- Phase 5 – Regional follow-up seminar in Africa, location to be decided. (1 week)
Where: The programme will be held in Norrköping and Stockholm. The start-up seminar (phase 2) will be held in Maputo. The follow-up seminar (phase 5) will be held in Africa.
When: The start-up seminar will be held September 28 – October 7, 2020. The training phase in Sweden will take place November 16 – December 1, 2020. The follow-up seminar will be held during May/June 2021.
Duration: The total duration of the programme is 9 months (phase 1–5) out of which 5 weeks are scheduled sessions.
- Valuable exchange of knowledge and experiences
- Extended national, regional and international climate change networks
- Support to improve Climate Change governance in the organization
- Knowledge of methods to identify vulnerable sectors in the society and develop action plans.
- Awareness about gender issues and knowledge about methodologies to facilitate the integration of gender into policy and decision making.
- Improved skills as a “change agent” in initiating and implementing organizational change.
- The Change Project has supported a process of capacity development and organizational change.
- Expanded professional network.
Kenya, Sudan, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organization and in accordance with national rules will be considered. The programme is primarily intended for individuals who have key positions in organizations related to national, regional or local community planning, who are actively involved in strategic decision making.
- Candidates representing government organizations, private companies or NGOs/CSOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply.
- The candidates should hold an academic degree or have equivalent knowledge with at least five years of professional working experience. To achieve a good gender balance, applications from qualified women are especially welcome.
- Candidates who have previously participated in a training programme financed by Sida cannot apply for this programme. The programme targets candidates who have not participated on other recent international training programme financed by Sida.
The training programme will be organised and conducted in English. Candidates from countries where English is not an official language may be required to pass a language test, unless other documentation to support her/his English ability can be provided. Proficiency in English shall be indicated on the Application form.
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