The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific is pleased to announce the last call for applications of the Training Programme on Economics of Climate Change Adaptation under its Climate Change Asia Initiative.
Organizers: the United Nations Development Programme and the United States Agency for International Development Adapt Asia-Pacific Project in cooperation with the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology, under the Climate Change Asia Initiative.
Dates: 21 August to 1 September 2017
Venue: Asian Institute of Technology Conference Centre, Pathumthani, Thailand
Objective: The training programme aims 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.
- 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
The draft agenda is available at: https://tinyurl.com/ECCAagenda
Target audience: (1) 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 (2) 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.
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.
The course is totally free of charge. The self-funded participants need to cover their travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses.
Further details on the application process are available at www.rrcap.ait.asia/cc/cf/ecca
The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.
For more information, please contact: [email protected]