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Climate Change Adaptation in Food Security and Natural Resource Management, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
University rank #59 (WUR) ,
Every year it becomes clearer that climate change is happening at a rapid pace and that it will have a profound impact on agriculture and management of natural resources. Without appropriate responses, climate change is likely to constrain economic development and poverty reduction efforts.


Become involved with climate-smart strategies
  • Climate change is again ‘hot’ in public and political debate. Waves of attention seem to have relation with what is happening in international climate negotiations. The upcoming Paris UNFCCC Conference of Parties triggers much reaction from policymakers, NGOs and the private sector. But was have these negotiations to do with local problems and initiatives for climate change adaptation? 
  • The focus of this course is the translation of policy documents and research into climate-smart adaptation strategies. And about what you and your organisation can undertake yourself for adaptation to climate change. Participants with an interest to take climate change adaptation further than the paper these policies are written on, are encouraged to apply. The training approach is interactive, with plenary and group work, study assignments, and a personnel action plan.
Course objectives
  • Participants of this course will have full understanding of climate change adaptation concepts;
  • They are able to effectively and meaningfully contribute to the debate on climate change adaptation, either in the policy process and/or in providing knowledge to the policy process.
  • They will strengthen their positions in these processes on the basis of newly acquired concepts, skills and methodologies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What themes will be covered in the course?
  • understanding climate change (concepts such as adaptation and mitigation, causes and risks) and implications for food security, agriculture and natural resource management;
  • concepts and assessment of vulnerability, resilience, coping strategies and sustainable development processes;
  • climate smart agriculture and natural resource management;
  • examples of adaptation strategies to climate change;
  • policy making processes, advocacy and integrating climate change issues into existing policy processes and rural development strategies.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should have a relevant tertiary education, and at least three years of professional experience in a relevant field like policy development in agriculture, natural resource management or sustainable development.
  •  Competence in the English language is required.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3700 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3700 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    3700 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3700 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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Living costs for Kampala

  • 1463786 - 1961580 UGX/month
    Living Costs

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