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International Course on Engaging Communities for Climate Change Actions for Food and Livelihood Security

Location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asserts, “there can be no food security without climate security”. This in mind, the course aims to equip participants with working knowledge about climate change and its links to food and livelihood security. It puts emphasis on building and strengthening participants’ capacity to facilitate community level climate change work. Participants will learn and practice participatory tools in designing and implementing climate change actions at the community level.

Samples of farm and community level adaptation practices will be shared through case stories, field observations and community interactions. Course objectives By the end of the course, participants shall have:
• Developed a shared understanding of climate change and its impact to food security and livelihoods;
• Demonstrated the use of select tools for participatory climate risk and vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning;
• Gained insights on strategies and techniques for strengthening community engagement and mobilization for climate change actions; and
• Developed action plan to apply key learnings from the course in their work context.

Who should attend
• Project managers / Mid-level managers
• Field facilitators / Coordinators
• Extension workers
• Others who care about community participation in program and projects

Course fees and related terms The training fee of 1,800USD covers:
• course fee
• meals and coffee breaks
• double occupancy accommodation
• course-related materials
• field and agency visits, and
• airport transfers.

Single room occupancy is available upon request at at extra cost. Fees do not include international airfare, laundry and incidental expenses. Applicants are encouraged to secure financial support from their organizations or donor agencies.